Ken Bittner Named PIASC Executive of the Year
On his return from China in early 2004, Ken and a close business associate decided to acquire Diversified Printers, Inc. of La Mirada, California, where Ken serves as President and CEO. Because of its unique equipment, Diversified Printers often does trade work for other printers. Today the company has 50 full-time employees and generates annual sales of nearly $11 million. It is built for longer runs, such as election ballots, catalogs, manuals, directories, books, parts/price lists, and brochures-- It takes on jobs that most commercial printers need less often.
Since 2006, Ken has been a strong support of his trade organization—Printing Industries Association of Southern California—as a member and officer of the association’s Board of Directors. In 2010-11, he served as Chairman of the Board.
The presentation of the Ben Franklin Executive of the Year Award will take place at PIASC’s annual Graphics Night/Print Excellence Awards Banquet on Saturday, March 23, 2013 at the Queen Mary Hotel in Long Beach, CA.
Event sponsors include: Allstate, Blue Shield of California, Carlson Advisors California, CIGNA, Citizens Business Bank, Graphic Electric, The Hanover Insurance Group, The Hartford So. California Regional Office, Health Net, Heidelberg USA, Humana Specialty Benefits, Ignisis (formerly Atlas Broadband), Kaiser Permanente, Kelly Paper, L.A. Envelope Co., Landmark Healthcare, PIASC Insurance Services, Preferred Employers Insurance Co., Presentation Folders Inc., Spicers Paper, Taylor Graphics, Thoro Packaging, UPS, and Western Dental.