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Longtime professional to direct Printing Pilot Plant

Nov. 10, 2005

KALAMAZOO--A professional with more than 20 years of experience in the printing industry has been appointed director of Western Michigan University's Printing Pilot Plant.

John D. Meyer took the reins of the plant this fall. As director, he oversees research and operations in the facility, which includes production-scale gravure, flexo and offset printing presses as well as a staff of full-time professionals who do print testing for the industry on a contract basis.

Meyer brings more than 20 years of converting and printing experience to Western. Prior to joining the WMU staff, he worked in printing plants, and for the past fifteen years, he has worked at Sun Chemical in ink production and quality control. His role with that firm also included providing technical service to ink customers working with a variety of packaging and publication printers and converters.

"John knows the printers and their concerns, and he is now a valuable resource for our pilot plant clients," says Jan Walter, general manager of WMU's pilot plants. The University also operates pilot plants for research and testing in the areas of recycling, papermaking and paper coating.

For more information on the WMU recycle, coating and papermaking pilot plants, visit the pilot plants Web site at www.wmupilotplant.com. For specific information about the Printing Pilot Plant, contact John Meyer at john.d.meyer@wmich.edu or (269) 387-2929.

Media contact: Cheryl Roland, (269) 387-8400, cheryl.roland@wmich.edu

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