Two of the people who 20 years ago helped shape the circular Magnapak inserter have teamed up for a relocation project.
Peter Tassinari was the inventor and director of product management responsible for the development of what is now the Goss Magnapak, while Craig Sipich was instrumental in providing customer input that helped shape the final design.
The two teamed up over relocation of a 36-station machine from the Union-Leader in Manchester, New Hampshire, to Tribune Direct in Chicago, where Sipich is director of technology and engineering. Tassinari led the GIS team which dismantled and recommissioned the inserting system in what GIS president and chief engineer Randy Seidel described as a “a classic ‘full circle’ story”.
Tribune Direct is a subsidiary of Chicago’s Tribune Company, one of the largest media companies in the US while GIS – with which it has a “long and successful history” – was the exclusive reseller of the Magnapak for Union-Leader.
“It’s a real pleasure working with Craig and the Chicago Tribune team again on this major Magnapak project,” says Tassinari.
Pictured: Craig Sipich (left) with Peter Tassinari