On October 11, 2018 GSS purchased the assets and customer data base of Select Machinery that are related to their Didde service parts business. GSS purchased the Didde business in 2009 and owns all the intellectual property. Select Machinery was an alternative source for Didde service parts and rebuilds.
On August 6,2018 GSS purchased the assets of Independent Press, an authorized distributor of Didde service parts. Independent Press has been a Didde parts distributor since 2003. GSS will continue to provide the same exceptional support to their customer base that they have been accustomed to for the last 15 years.
Kenneth Green, Chairman of the Board for GSS, died on August 19, 2017 at the age of 92. Ken was one of the founders of GSS along with longtime friend Fred Harding. Ken had a long history in the printing industry dating back to 1964 with Hamilton Tool Company. Ken was also co-owner of Hadronics, a plating company that services the printing industry.
Mark Pellman Joins Graphic Service Systems
Springboro, Ohio- Graphic Service Systems, Inc. (GSS) is pleased to announce the recent addition of Mark Pellman as Manager of Engineering and Product Development.
“Mark brings to us over three decades of experience in engineering, sales, and marketing in multiple markets. These markets include graphic arts imaging, bindery and finishing, mailing, metal stamping, material handling, and packaging. Mark’s experience enables GSS to continue to grow our current portfolio of inkjet solutions, web offset presses, finishing equipment, and web handling equipment while continuing to reach other markets with more solutions” stated John Sillies, Executive VP of GSS.
“Mark’s experience enables GSS to build on our success of offering our custom engineering, world-class manufacturing, and precision machining capabilities into many markets” states Dan Green President and CEO of GSS.
GSS is an American manufacturer conveniently located between Cincinnati and Dayton, OH in a modern 100,000 square foot manufacturing facility. GSS also provides parts and service for Harris, Schriber and Didde Presses.
Graphic Systems Services (GSS) turns 20 years old this year and has a new logo and web site to celebrate our anniversary.
Our heritage goes well beyond 20 years as GSS is the offspring of the Didde and Harris web offset press companies which date back to 1946. As the OEM of these two companies, we still proudly support products built 50 years ago with quality parts and service.
As with many companies in this industry, we had to change with the times. In the first half of our 20 year history, we responded to our customers needs by modifying the Didde and Harris web offset presses to print high quality direct mail.
In the last ten years, we have focused our efforts on designing and manufacturing inkjet web presses. In this ten year period we have manufactured over 100 inkjet web transports for a variety of inkjet systems suppliers with web widths up to 52” and speeds up to 2000 fpm. We collaborated with Kodak on the design of the transport for the new KODAK PROSPER 6000 presses and now build the transports for worldwide distribution.
We are proud to celebrate our 20 years of business with continual growth. We have transformed our business and are now experts in the integration of high speed inkjet onto web presses while continuing to support the installed base of Didde and Harris narrow web offset presses.
Please visit our new web site at www.gsspress.com to learn how GSS can help you grow your business.