NPES Presents Gegenheimer Awards to Gary Dolgins, Ulrik Nygaard and EFI
“Gary and Ulrik embody all the best qualities of Harold W. Gegenheimer: a lifelong commitment to technical innovation, sound management, support for education and research, and tireless work on behalf of the industry,” said Ralph J. Nappi, president of NPES. “We are honored to be able to recognize each of them for their great influence on, and many contributions to our industry.”
• EFI, the Corporate Award recipient, is an industry leader in the analog-to-digital revolution with its digital print products, solutions and workflows. Most recently EFI received three “Best of Category” MUST SEE ’EMS recognitions at GRAPH EXPO. EFI has been a steady force in our industry in both good and bad times, always supporting industry organizations such as NPES, NAPL and Printing Industries of America.
Among the variety of its involvement with NPES and the Association’s research arm, PRIMIR, EFI has been active in the work for developing industry standards with its employees serving on the CGATS Committee and USTAG Working Groups, and they have also participated in the NPES/PRIMIR Worldwide Market for Print 2012 study update. Marc Olin, who accepted the award on behalf of EFI, has provided his guidance on many committees, was an active participant on the 2012 Vision 3 Summit Advisory Group, and currently serves on the NPES Board of Directors.
“EFI has been a leader in technological innovation, working to provide efficient and cost-effective systems to the graphic communications industry,” said Nappi. “We are grateful for EFI’s meaningful contribution to the industry—and to NPES—all these years.”
Dolgins, Nygaard and EFI each received plaques that will also be displayed at NPES headquarters. NPES has also established two Harold W. Gegenheimer Award scholarships with the Print and Graphics Scholarship Foundation, to which two thousand dollars is given each year. These scholarships are awarded to the employees, or children of employees, of NPES members who are pursuing studies in graphic communications.
NPES is a U.S. trade association representing more than 400 companies that manufacture and distribute equipment, software and supplies used across the workflow of printing, publishing and converting process. NPES is a co-sponsor of PRINT, and GRAPH EXPO—the largest and most comprehensive prepress, printing, converting and package printing, binding and finishing, mailing and fulfillment, and digital, hybrid and offset equipment trade show and conference in the Americas.