Ernesto Salviat E. Named GALA 2013 Young Entrepreneur Recipient

ORLANDO, FL—Oct. 29, 2012—The Printing Association of Florida, producers of the Graphics of the Americas Expo and Conference (GOA), is pleased to announce that Ernesto Salviat E., Salviat Impresores, Santiago de Chile, has been named the 2013 Graphic Arts Leaders of the Americas (GALA) Young Entrepreneur recipient. Salviat E. will join Frank Romano and Gustavo Adolfo Morales Velilla in being honored at the GALA festivities in Orlando on February 21, 2013, at the Rosen Shingle Creek Resort.

Established in 2009, the Young Entrepreneur Award recognizes a particularly exceptional individual in the next generation of Latin America’s business leaders who has made significant efforts to further the graphic communications industry. The award recognizes the efforts of a young professional who sets an example for his or her peers, as well as addresses and manages the marketing and technology challenges in today’s competitive marketplace.

The GALA awards banquet coincides with the Graphics of the Americas Conference & Exposition in Orlando, FL, on February 21-23, 2013 at the Orange County Convention Center.

“On behalf of the entire team, congratulations to Ernesto Salviat E. on being named the recipeint of this very special award. The GALA Award winners each year continue to go above and beyond the usual call of duty within our industry,” says George Ryan, GOA President. “This year’s award banquet will be one for the record books as we celebrate each of these three professional’s vast accomplishments in what they’ve done to pave the way in the printing and graphic arts communities.”

Ernesto Salviat E. began his career in the graphic arts industry at Impresora Editora Ograma, where his primary focus there was on digital prepress and binding. He also managed the development of a computer system tailored to the quoting, planning and process control requirements of the company. In 1999, he led a feasibility study for purchasing a CTP system, the first for the company and among the first in Chile.