UPM's Erik Ohls to Receive the PrintCity Ambassador of the Year 2009 Title

Members of the PrintCity Alliance have announced their first 'ambassadors', reflecting significant individual and project achievements during 2009 & 2008 in the printing, packaging & publishing value chain. The honour of the first PrintCity Ambassador of the Year 2009 was given to UPM's Erik Ohls, Director of Technical Sales. At the same time PrintCity announced the Project Ambassadors Achievement 2009 which was given to the 'Pre-drupa Media Event'.

Erik Ohls was nominated for his involvement in many recent initiatives within the PrintCity Alliance, both in activity groups, projects and special activities. Additionally, the nomination reflects his involvement in the alliance since its beginning 12 years ago, plus his drive to encourage members to focus on ‘Connection of Competence’ knowledge sharing and synergies.

“It is always nice to get recognition for work in which you strongly believe. But you can't achieve very much if the company, superiors and colleagues are not supporting the work. With PrintCity Alliance work we have been able to enlarge the network and our connections within the graphic industry. From all this our customers also benefit. I am still of the opinion that the cooperation between the PrintCity member companies has only scratched the surface. There is a lot more we can achieve together in the future,” says Ohls.

The Project Ambassadors Achievement 2009, the Pre-drupa Media Event, took place just prior to drupa 2009 exhibition in Germany. It attracted some 50 editors and journalists from Europe, America and Asia and was commented to be the best pre-exhibition event of its type. PrintCity members working together in this three day interactive briefing were: manroland, Océ, Sun Chemical, UPM, Leonhard Kurz, MEGTEC, M-real, Procemex, Sappi and Trelleborg.

All PrintCity member employees could nominate the potential award winners. The awards are to encourage individual member employees to increase their usage of their alliance and gain benefits for their own company.

About the PrintCity Alliance
PrintCity is recognized as the 'connection of competence' strategic alliance across the entire printing, packaging & publishing value chain. More information on PrintCity Alliance projects, events and seminars can be found at www.printcity.de.