Vince Lapinski to Become CEO of MAN Roland’s North American Operations
WESTMONT, IL—MAN Roland Druckmaschinen AG has named Vince Lapinski Chief Executive Officer of MAN Roland Inc., effective January 1. Lapinski will succeed Yves Rogivue, who has headed MAN Roland’s North American operations for the past six years.
“Vince has an impressive track record in revitalizing MAN Roland’s newspaper and commercial web businesses,” Rogivue says. “His customer-focused approach has helped MAN Roland become a leader in those segments. And now that we have made our North American sheetfed division profitable, Vince will have a strong and stable platform from which he can continue to grow the company. I am confident I will be leaving MAN Roland Inc. in the best of hands.”
The two executives will spend the remainder of the year making sure the company continues on the fast track. “We’ll have the benefit of a two-and-a half month transition period – which is rare in our fast-moving industry,” says Lapinski. “That will give me the opportunity to work with Yves and benefit from his experience to ensure the changeover is a smooth one for our customers and for our organization.”
Lapinski’s appointment to head the company’s operations in North America was approved by the MAN Roland Executive Board, and in his new role he will report to its Chairman, Gerd Finkbeiner.
“It is well known in the industry that Vince Lapinski brings a wealth of knowledge and many years of record-breaking success to our company’s web business,” Finkbeiner notes. “Vince has strong ties to our company in Germany and his ability to manage people, execute initiatives and deliver results will serve him well in his new role as CEO.”
The MAN Roland Chairman also thanked Rogivue for his contributions to the company’s success in North America: “Yves was assigned to turnaround a sheetfed operation that was not living up to our high expectations. He has accomplished that mission by bringing our sheetfed operation back into the black. It was a difficult job well done.”