2003 Hall of Famers Named

CHICAGO—Industry leaders Wayne Angstrom, Donald Roland, Nicholas Simon and Donald Walsworth have been named the 2003 Printing Impressions/RIT Printing Industry Hall of Fame inductees.

The four men will be honored during GRAPH EXPO and CONVERTING EXPO at the Gold Ink Awards and Hall of Fame Gala. The event is scheduled for Monday evening, September 29, here at McCormick Place. The gala recognizes award-winning printing and outstanding individual achievement.

* Wayne Angstrom is the CEO for St Ives Group, U.S. Division, in Miami. He is responsible for the group’s commercial and magazine printing interests in the United States. He was appointed to the parent company main board in 1997. He has been active in industry associations throughout his career. Angstrom is currently serving as the chairman of the Printing Association of Florida (PAF), chairs the PAF Education Committee and is a member of the Graphics of Americas Show Committee. He began his printing career at RR Donnelley in 1962.

* Donald Roland is chairman, president and CEO of Baltimore-based Vertis Inc. Roland joined TC Advertising—before it became Vertis—in 1983 as senior vice president of operations. He moved up through the ranks to become executive vice president in 1993 and president and CEO in 1995. TC Advertising, the LTC Group and Webcraft merged to create Vertis in June of 2000. Roland has been part of the printing industry since childhood, working with his father at newspapers and commercial printing plants in Texas.

* Nicholas Simon is president and CEO of Publishers Printing, Shepherdsville, KY. He serves as a board member for the Printing Industry Association of the South (PIAS) and was named their “Man of the Year” in 2002. Simon is also an active member of his community, serving as a board member for several local businesses and charities.

* Donald Walsworth is president and CEO of Walsworth Publishing, Marceline, MO. He is extremely involved with his community having served as both a member of city council and the city’s mayor. He is also chairman of the Missouri State Highway & Transportation Commission and was recently appointed to the University of Missouri Board of Curators. Walsworth began his career with the family business in 1958.

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