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New Partnership Solidifies Leadership Team at Metrofuser

29 Jan, 2008

New Partnership Solidifies Leadership Team at Metrofuser

Laser printer parts manufacturer Metrofuser www.metrofuser.com announced that it has implemented a new partnership agreement between co- founder and current Vice President of Marketing and Logistics, Will DeMuth, and current Chief Financial Officer, Eric Katz. Todd Katz, former Vice President of Sales has sold his share of the company. "Todd played an integral role in starting this company," Demuth remarked in a statement issued to employees. "His talents and hard work were vital to the early success of Metrofuser. We all wish him the best of success in his future endeavors."

With the new partnership agreement, Eric Katz will become Co- President with DeMuth while continuing his role as Chief Financial Officer. DeMuth will continue his role as Marketing and Logistics lead. The new partnership is intended to solidify the leadership team at Metrofuser. Mark Makuch remains the Director of Operations and Ken Lang had already stepped in and taken over Todd Katz's position as head of the sales department in 2007. "With Eric as Co-President, we can strengthen the foundation that has made Metrofuser the world-class printer parts manufacturer that it is today," DeMuth stated. "We will continue to improve upon that legacy and provide our customers with the best solutions that the industry has to offer."

Since 2005, Eric Katz has been instrumental in establishing the momentum that Metrofuser has created for itself. Katz's entrepreneurial experience began as co-founder and Director of Research of Jumar Technologies, a New York-based software company. Katz, a graduate of Yale University, also spent several years teaching math, English and creative writing at a public school in the South Bronx and currently sits on the Board of Advisors for the Bronx Academy of Letters.

Katz joined Metrofuser and his diverse skill set and versatility have been invaluable in Metrofuser's rapid development. He has helped steer the ship through three consecutive years of 60+ percent revenue growth and proved his executive value by taking the lead role in Metrofuser's expansion to the West Coast, where David Burchell currently runs Metrofuser’s Santa Ana distribution center. "I don't think we could have pulled off opening our new facility in southern California without Eric's leadership and meticulousness," Demuth said. "There are so many operational, logistical and administrative challenges associated with taking a successful small business and making it a national entity, but with the team we've assembled here, I feel confident that we can handle anything."

Next on the horizon is expanding the production, engineering and distribution facilities in New Jersey. "I look forward to this partnership with Will," Eric Katz added, “and I’m really excited by the opportunities that our relocation will afford us. In a larger facility, we’ll be able to service more customers and explore more markets, build our dedicated team and maintain our obsessive commitment to our customers’ satisfaction."

What else will this new partnership bring? Katz and DeMuth both agree that Metrofuser must continue to explore strategic partnership and acquisition opportunities, launch incentive programs for employees and partners, and more. DeMuth added, "We will, of course, continue with our never-ending new product developments and commitment to product quality."

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