Agfa Graphics to be Honored at 17th Annual IPW Member President's Meetings at Graph Expo
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September 8, 2015

Agfa Graphics to be Honored at 17th Annual IPW Member President's Meetings at Graph Expo

Agfa Graphics to be Honored at 17th Annual IPW Member President's Meetings at Graph Expo Independent Printers Worldwide, Inc. names Agfa Graphics Top Supplier of the Year; Steve Musselman named National Account Manager of the Year

Elmwood Park, NJ – Agfa Graphics is being honored as the Top Supplier of the Year for 2015 by Independent Printers Worldwide, Inc. The award will be presented at the 17th Annual IPW Member President’s Meetings on September 13th and 14th during Graph Expo 2015, being held at McCormick Place South in Chicago.

“IPW is proud to recognize Agfa Graphics as our selection of Top Supplier of the Year for 2015. Agfa has been a most worthy supplier partner for over seventeen years and has demonstrated the highest level of professionalism and service to our North American members throughout that span. The company’s leadership and unmatched support for IPW Platinum Elite in 2015 absolutely made Agfa Graphics the unanimous winner of our Top Supplier award,” said Dan Bendele, CEO, IPW.

Additionally, Agfa Graphics’ Steve Musselman is being honored by the IPW as National Account Manager of the Year.

“Amplifying the superior performance of Agfa is the steadfast professionalism of Steve Musselman, the National Account Manager of the Year. Steve’s overall excellence and tireless effort to our members make it an honor to march hand-in-hand with Steve and the Agfa Graphics team as we work to change the face of independent printing,” Bendele added.

Agfa Graphics and IPW have been partners since IPW began in 1998. Agfa Graphics is pleased to be recognized by IPW for its leadership role in support of the independent printer.

“Over the past five years, Agfa has grown market share of sites within the group that primarily use Agfa products through effective sales activity, and increased volume by 50% within a very challenging market contraction. Now, after 17 years together, Agfa and IPW have tightened their partnership to provide members aggressive program and production benefits which reflect the growth and buying power of the greater whole,” said Steve Musselman, Senior Corporate Account Executive, Agfa Graphics, North America. “In these challenging years, the independent printer continues to have a resource in the Agfa/IPW relationship which helps to position each participating member for success.”

The President’s Member Meetings include a brunch on Sunday, September 13th from 10:00 AM-12:00 noon and a breakfast on Monday, September 14th from 8:00 AM-10:00 AM. Both events are being held in the Adler Room at the Hyatt Regency McCormick Place.

About Independent Printers Worldwide, Inc.
Formed in August of 1998, Independent Printers Worldwide, Inc. (IPW) is a privately owned corporation founded by Dan Bendele as a global procurement and selling group specializing in superior supplier programs and global print sales opportunities for independent printers. IPW’s vision is to unite independently owned printing companies who want to act as one without losing their entrepreneurial freedom for the purpose of improving operating efficiencies, sharing best practices and reducing procurement costs, thus protecting their ability to remain independent and go to market-cost competitively. Visit www.ipw-inc.com for more information.

About Agfa
The Agfa-Gevaert Group is one of the world's leading companies in imaging and information technology. Agfa develops, manufactures and markets analog and digital systems for the printing industry (Agfa Graphics), for the healthcare sector (Agfa Healthcare), and for specific industrial applications (Agfa Materials). Agfa is headquartered in Mortsel, Belgium. The company is present in 40 countries and has agents in another 100 countries around the globe. The Agfa-Gevaert Group achieved a turnover of 2,620 million euros in 2014. Please visit us at www.agfa.com.

About Agfa Graphics
Agfa Graphics offers integrated prepress solutions to the commercial printing industry, the newspaper printing and publishing industry and the sign and display, decoration and industrial inkjet printing industry. These solutions comprise consumables, hardware, software and services for production workflow, project and process management, cloud software and image processing. Agfa Graphics is a worldwide leader with its computer-to-film, computer-to-plate, digital proofing and security solutions for commercial and packaging printers. For newspaper markets Agfa Graphics is leading supplier of automation for printed and mobile publishing workflows.

Agfa Graphics has also developed a prominent position in the new segments of industrial inkjet. It offers a wide range of inkjet presses and a complete assortment of high-quality inks. Please visit us at www.agfagraphics.com.

About Pitman, an Agfa Company
Pitman, an Agfa Graphics company, collaborates with world class manufacturers to provide a diverse offering of the most advanced solutions for the prepress, pressroom, wide format, newspaper, packaging and commercial printing industries.

Pitman reinforces its customer-focused approach by providing the market with an unmatched distribution network, expert specialists, and unparalleled service excellence.

Together, Agfa Graphics and Pitman deliver integrated and complete solutions tailored to the ever-changing needs of the graphic communications industry, enabling businesses to produce powerful messages and be more profitable. Please visit us at www.agfapitman.com.

Agfa Graphics
611 River Drive | Center 3
Elmwood Park, NJ 07407-1325
Phone: 8455353453
E-Mail: jeff.lewis@groupm.org
Website URL: www.agfapitman.com

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