Yves Rogivue

CHICAGO—With a fresh snowfall on the ground, the Windy City provided a fitting seasonal backdrop for MAN Roland’s annual Editor’s Dinner. This time, the educational event and end-of-year celebration also served as a toast to Yves Rogivue, the press manufacturer’s then outgoing CEO, and Vince Lapinski, who took over the reins effective January 1. In his parting remarks Rogivue, who has since returned home to work for Muller Martini in Switzerland, challenged industry companies to make some noise and shake things up with new technology. “CIM (computer-integrated manufacturing) is the cornerstone upon which the future of this industry will be built,” Rogivue said. “Implementing CIM

ALEXANDRIA, VA—The Print Council, a business development alliance dedicated to promoting the greater use of print media, has elected a five-member board of directors. The new leaders include: * Niels Winther, president and CEO, Heidelberg USA; * Paul Reilly, chairman, president and CEO, Mail-Well; * Yves Rogivue, CEO, MAN Roland; * Roy Grossman, president and CEO, Sandy Alexander; and * J. Kenneth Garner, president, United Litho. The first order of business for the board, reports Grossman, is to find a chairman or CEO to help get The Print Council off the ground, with the board serving in an advisory role. Much of the structure

WESTMONT,IL--Recent trading activity by three institutions that owned a significant number of shares of MAN AG will have no adverse impact on the continued growth of MAN Roland Inc. in North America, the company announced today. MAN AG is the Munich-based holding company that owns the MAN Group. That operational entity includes segment innovators in truck and bus manufacturing, engine production, construction engineering and printing presses. MAN Roland Inc. is the North American arm of the printing press division. On January 11, three of MAN AG's largest shareholders relinquished their 24.2 percent stake in the company. Munich-based Allianz, Munich Re, and Frankfurt-based Commerzbank sold

WESTMONT, IL—Printers who want to connect with customers from the creative side of the business should consider providing them with more information about the printing process, according to a recent survey conducted by MAN Roland. More than 87 percent of the creatives pooled declared that they need to be more knowledgeable about the printing process. Responding to a separate question, 91 percent say they would be willing to attend a free seminar to acquire more graphic arts expertise. "Clearly, a lack of communication exists between printers and creatives," says Yves Rogivue, CEO of MAN Roland. "Our study shows that the gap today seems to

WESTMONT, IL—Given the fact that attendance at industry trade shows and conferences is way down due to the sluggish economy, MAN Roland executives were understandably ecstatic about the turnout of 300 attendees at its Technology Open House held here June 14-15. "I am thrilled and honored by this turnout," proclaimed new MAN Roland CEO Yves Rogivue during his welcoming remarks. "We appreciate your interest in MAN Roland technology." Rogivue welcomed the group, which included MAN Roland's largest 700 series sheetfed press user, George Lopez, of Monarch Litho in Los Angeles, who was celebrating his 60th birthday. Rogivue, who is Swiss, went on to explain why MAN

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