QuadTech, Inc. appoints new Director of Engineering

Sussex, WI--May 2005--QuadTech, Inc., the leading designer and manufacturer of automated press control systems, has appointed Vince Balistrieri as its new Director of Engineering. Based at QuadTech’s Headquarters in Sussex, Wisconsin, Vince will be responsible for QuadTech’s Engineering Division and will oversee the ongoing research and development of cutting-edge auxiliary press and finishing equipment for the printing industry.

Vince joins QuadTech from the Fortune 100 company, Johnson Controls, where he served as Director of Engineering for four years, leading Johnson Controls’ efforts in developing building automation systems. Previously, Vince held several engineering positions with Rockwell International and Rockwell Automation, including development and management of software and firmware. He also holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering Technology and a Master’s degree in Engineering Management from the Milwaukee School of Engineering.

“With over 20 years industry experience, Vince’s knowledge and expertise in developing and supporting controllers and software tools for automation systems, will prove invaluable in ensuring that QuadTech’s product range is ahead of the competition,” states Karl Fritchen, President of QuadTech.

“I am thrilled to be working with QuadTech’s respected engineering division, providing world class solutions to QuadTech’s customers,” comments Vince. “The opportunity to join a company with such a history of innovation and leading-edge products was one not to miss. I am looking forward to being able to combine my experience with the professional, motivated team at QuadTech, to enable our customers to be more successful in their markets.”

Within his capacity as Director of Engineering, Vince’s main role will be to align engineering initiatives with business needs, improve the engineering function to reduce cycle times and increase responsiveness. Vince will also focus on continuously improving the speed, quality and cost-effectiveness of each QuadTech product innovation. This will help QuadTech’s customers advance their businesses, enabling them to achieve even greater levels of productivity and profitability.

Vince concludes, “My aim is to uphold QuadTech’s commitment to excellence, by providing the platform for us to anticipate and exceed customer’s expectations in today’s increasingly competitive global market.”

About QuadTech

QuadTech, Inc. is the world's leading innovator of advanced color and inspection technology for the printing industry. Founded in 1979, QuadTech sells its automated auxiliary control systems in more than 100 countries to the web offset newspaper and commercial markets, packaging and converting markets, and publication gravure market. Headquartered in Sussex, WI, USA, QuadTech maintains a worldwide network of sales and service operations, and is proud to be registered ISO 9001:2008 DNV.

Contacts:

Craig Du Mez, QuadTech
Phone: +1 414 566 7500
Email: craig.dumez@quadtechworld.com

Nicole O’Donoghue, Bespoke
Phone: +44 (0) 1737 215200
Email: quadtech@bespoke.co.uk

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