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First U.S. Patent for APEX North America

DONORA, PA--Genetic Transfer Technology (GTT), Apex Group of Companies’ groundbreaking successor to traditional closed-cell anilox printing, received a major boost with the news that it has been granted its first U.S. Patent.

The unique printing technology, first launched in Europe in 2008, has consolidated its position among progressive printers in North America since its initial introduction in 2010. The GTT family now includes GTTCORR(for the corrugated industry), GTTFLEX (for flexible packaging), GTTLABEL, GTTCOATand GTTOFFSET, which debuted at DRUPA 2012.

Spearheading GTT’s new American revolution is APEX North America’s powerhouse sales force, which is led by North American Sales Director Aaron Lessing and supported by a strong team which includes newcomers David Root, David McBeth, Mark Sherk and Douglas Burich.

Root concentrates on the towel, tissue and napkin sector .He says,“APEX has special technologies which fit well into this niche market. These technologies will support a continued and advanced movement for improved print reproduction and glue applications.”

McBeth specializes in the corrugated sector. He explains, “The push into the corrugated market in the U.S. is going to be a challenge but I think APEX has the technology and vision to develop this market into multinational corrugated companies.”

Sherk is a 33 year veteran of the printing industry, 10 of which have been spent in sales. As a result of his extensive knowledge of the printing and flexographic industry, aligned with his unwavering commitment to customer service, Mark has successfully increased revenue in large territories, and is confident that he can do the same for GTT in North America.

Burich joined the company to look after clients in the Northern, Central and Midwest arenas. He will also manage certain key accounts nationally.Throughout his career he has operated across a number of disciplines within the packaging industry, most recently selling flexo printing presses and gravure coaters.