Michelle Wicmandy has been appointed marketing director at Houston-based Southeast Media.

Printing Industries of America named its 2009 Education Awards of Excellence academic and industry recipients: Cheryl Licklider and Charlie Benjamin, respectively. Licklider is a graphic arts instructor at the Autry Technology Center in Enid, OK. Benjamin teaches inmates at the Occupational Skills Training Center in Baltimore.

Two additions have been announced at Wichita, KS-based McCormick-
Armstrong. Barry Mosley has been named an account executive covering the Midwestern and Western regions. Vic Ashcraft has also joined as an account executive, responsible for the Southern and Midwest regions.

At Houston-based Nationwide Graphics/Premier Print Organization, Chris Toomey has been tapped as the new vice president of strategic sales responsible for spearheading the company’s Argosy online business initiative.

Arthur Salayda is the new business development manager at Voorhees, NJ-based A.F.L. Web Printing. He spent several years working for Evergreen Printing & Publishing and, most recently, served as vice president of sales development at Sun Chemical.

Raymond Ramirez has joined the sales team at Dallas-based Padgett Printing. Prior to joining Padgett, he owned a graphic design and printing company in Garland, TX.

The 2009-2010 board of directors of the Printing Industries Association of San Diego (PIA/SD) was installed recently. They include: chairman, for his second term, Chris Hamm, owner and president of Tabs Etc.; vice chairman, Greg Gould, owner and president of Eye/Comm; secretary and treasurer, Greg Steinke, sales and marketing manager at VQS Enterprises; and immediate past chairman, Boyd Richardson, president of RR Donnelley/Commercial Press Plant. PI