manroland web systems Inc.

Lapinski, UK Execs Depart manroland in Shakeup

Vince Lapinski, CEO of manroland’s U.S. unit, last week left the company. A memo from manroland web systems’ German office notified employees that Lapinski is no longer with the press vendor. “Vince wants to thank each manroland Inc. employee for their dedication and commitment through his tenure at the company,” the memo said.

Manroland said it would disclose additional details about the U.S. office, and its leadership structure, “shortly.”

Lapinski worked for manroland for more than 20 years, joining the company in 1990. In 1992 he was tapped to oversee the company’s newspaper sales group, and in 2003 was named chief operating officer, responsible for both newspaper and commercial print sales in North America. In January 2007, Lapinski was named CEO of the unit.

Meantime, the top execs at manroland’s U.K. office, Managing Director Norman Revill and Finance Director Chris Wells, were laid off as the future of the office remains in doubt. PrintWeek reported that a total of 14 U.K. employees lost their jobs, and that the administrators overseeing the office said they continue to seek a new owner.

Among the potential owners, PrintWeek said, is Langley Holdings, which purchased manroland’s sheetfed business. German conglomerate L. Possehl & Co. purchased the web offset unit.