Reston, Va.—NPES, the association for suppliers of printing, publishing and converting technologies, elected four new directors and re-elected several returning directors to the NPES board during its business meeting at the organization's 2012 annual conference in Indian Wells, Calif. Christopher Payne, director and vice president marketing commercial business, Eastman Kodak Company will continue to serve as chairman of the board until 2013.

The four new directors elected were:

Richard Trapilo, Executive Vice President & General Manager, C.P. Bourg, Inc.
Erich Midlik, Executive Vice President, Global Sales, Prime UV Systems, Inc.
Gavin Jordan-Smith, Vice President, Solutions & Production Planning, BIS, Konica Minolta Business Solutions, USA
Andy Rae, Senior Vice President, Heidelberg USA.

Other directors re-elected to the board were:

Mal Baboyian, President, Production Printing Systems, Oce North America
D.J. Burgess, President & CEO, Burgess Industries, Inc.
Mark Kannenberg, President, RBP Chemical Technology, Inc.
Marc Olin,Vice President & General Manager APPS, EFI
Christopher Payne, Director & Vice President Marketing Commercial Business, Eastman Kodak Company
Michael Ring, President-Xeikon America, Inc. & Vice President-Worldwide Marketing, Xeikon America, Inc.
Ronald Rose, President, Nova Pressroom Products, LLC, and
Gina Testa, Vice President, Graphic Communications Industry, Xerox Corporation.


Additionally, newly elected to the NPES executive committee to serve as treasurer was Michael Ring, President-Xeikon America, Inc. & Vice President-Worldwide Marketing, Xeikon America, Inc.  Ralph J. Nappi was re-elected as president with NPES' William K. Smythe Jr. and Mark J. Nuzzaco re-elected as vice president and secretary, respectively.