Board Converting News, December 27, 2021

Esko Renames US Technology Center In Honor Of Former NA President Esko has renamed its technology and demonstration cen- ter at its North American headquarters in honor of Mark D. Quinlan, the former two-time president of Esko Americas. At a dedication ceremony on Tuesday, December 14th, Steve Bennett, Esko General Manager (North America), was joined by members of Mr Quinlan’s family to unveil a commemorative plaque at the new Mark D. Quinlan Tech- nology Center in Miamisburg, Ohio. “Mark was an inspiring leader who firmly believed that Esko’s technology empowered our customers and sus- tained their profitable growth,” said Steve. “His enthusiasm was contagious, motivating everyone that worked with him. He demonstrated the highest level of business ethics and professionalism, growing the North America organiza- tion into a market-leading position.”



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Quinlan, of Centerville, Ohio, passed away in August 2021, surrounded by his family at a hospice in Dayton. During a lengthy career in the industry, he served as pres- ident of Esko North Americas for more than seven years across two terms. “Mark’s vision of demonstrating the capabilities of end- to-end automation has been brought to reality in our new technology center,” said Bennett. “As well as enabling the team to showcase the latest flexo platemaking and pre- press technologies, either in person or virtually, the center is also an ideal base from which to dedicate our focus on the customer to Mark. He was totally committed to build- ing a deep understanding of customer challenges, to lis- tening to and addressing their specific needs, and that’s something that we are equally committed to and able to live up to from this facility. We’re incredibly proud to dedi- cate the center in Mark’s name.” Quinlan’s wife Julia, and children Sean and Kevin and Kevin’s wife Pam, joined colleagues and invited guests to mark the official renaming of the Esko facility at Gander Creek Drive, Miamisburg, Ohio. Quinlan’s other son Patrick was unable to attend. Pictured at the dedication were, from left, Esko North Ameri- ca VP/GM Steve Bennett, Julia Quinlan, Kevin Quinlan, Sean Quinlan, and Esko North America Finance Director Gary Evers.

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December 27, 2021

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