GALA Award Recipients to be Honored at Graphics of the Americas 2012

Today, Castle Press offers variable-copy digital and sheet-fed lithographic printing plus complete in-house mailing services, including database management and ink-jet, addressing the needs of a diverse range of organizations in many industries.

In her lengthy career, Kinney has dedicated years of service to the American printing industry. She currently serves on the following committees and boards: PIA Southern California Board of Directors since 1984-Past President; PIA Southern California Education Committee Chair; PIASC Nominating Committee; PIA/GATF Education Committee; PIA/GATF Research Committee; and the GUA Board Member since 2006-Kodak Users Group.

In past years, she has served the Xeikon User Group as President, National Council for Skill Standards in Graphic Communications as Past Chair, R & E Council Executive Committee, GATF Board of Directors, GATF Education Committee, GATF Marketing Committee Chair, PIASC Production Conference Chair, PIASC Sales Conference Chair, and the PIASC Management Conference Chair.

Kinney is the only woman in the United States to be inducted into all three printing industry honor Societies: Ash Khan (PIA), Society of Fellows (GATF), Soderstrom Society (NAPL). She has also received numerous additional awards including: Pasadena Women Achievers-Business Life – 2006; CITEA Industry Person of the Year – 2005; Women in Business Award Carol Liu & Jack Scott – 2005; Print On Demand Pioneer Award – 2000; GATF Leadership Award for National Skill Standards -1995; PIASC Pioneer of the Year – 1993; GATF Award of Excellence – 1992; GATF Naomi Berber Award 1992; PIASC Industry Award – 1991; award from California Department of Education for Graphic Arts Academy – 1991; PIA Southern California Executive of the Year; and winner of the Ben Franklin Award – 1990.

Kinney has written numerous articles on education issues for trade publications, and has been a sought-after speaker on issues ranging from education to variable data and digital printing. Industry venues and events in which she has participated include: PIASC Sales Club; Research and Engineering Conferences; International Association of Business Communicators; Spectrum; Non-Heatset Web Conference; ADA; On Demand; VuePoint; Seybold; UCLA Strategic Sourcing; Xplor; Tech Alert; Variables; PrintFest; PODI; and the NAPL Top Management Conference.

Gabriel Comelli Berruti, Impresora Policolor – Latin American Graphic Leader 2012
GOA Gabriel Comelli