Gerald Giampa is a master printer, who bought the Lanston
type company from Mackenzie and Harris of San Francisco, and manufactured matrices, type and other equipment to keep old monotype machines working.
The operation was devastated by a tidal wave in January 21, 2000, since which time the company concentrated on the digital side.
He sold Lanston to P22
of Buffalo, NY in November 2004, and remains in place as a consultant.