GOLDEN Promotes Edward J. Holmquist Jr.

November 21, 2005

Former Marketing Production Supervisor Edward J. Holmquist Jr. was recently promoted to Assistant Operations Manager in the Operations department at Golden Artist Colors, Inc. As Assistant Operations Manager, Holmquist will be responsible for improving the performance of the Operations department's three main deliverables: safety, quality and productivity. This will be achieved through the implementation of Lean Manufacturing principles and effective development and direction of the group's supervisors and Operations employees. He will also be responsible for the development and maintenance of performance metrics and goals that foster continuous improvement.

"Ed has demonstrated his knowledge and skill to GOLDEN during the past three years and therefore, we were thrilled at the opportunity to allow him to grow at a higher level," said Don Lynch, Golden Artist Colors, Inc. operations manager. "Providing our employees with the resources and opportunities to succeed is one of the three strategic constructs our management team is committed to."

"Ed has been integral in his ability to lead staff on a Lean Manufacturing journey over the past few years," said Barbara Schindler, Golden Artist Colors, Inc. president. "He works very well with a diverse group of employees and as a result, the company has seen tremendous productivity gains."

Holmquist has over five years supervisory and project management experience with Procter & Gamble, a company with one of the strongest portfolios of trusted, quality, leadership brands. While at P&G, Holmquist was the Team Leader & Project Manager for the Packaging segment of its Norwich, N.Y. location. Holmquist graduated from Norwich High School and was a distinguished honor graduate of the USAF Security Police.

Holmquist is an active member of his community, coaching the Norwich JV Football and Baseball teams, the Sherburne 876 Jr. Football team and the Sherburne Youth Baseball team.

Holmquist, his wife Shelly, and children Justin, Ashley and Emily reside in Sherburne, N.Y.

GOLDEN Promotes Edward J. Holmquist Jr.