PIA's Ben Franklin Honor Society Inducts 10 Industry Notables
PITTSBURGH—November 30, 2009—Ten industry leaders were formally inducted into the Ben Franklin Honor Society of the Printing Industries of America at a black-tie induction and awards ceremony held Friday, November 13, at the Francis Marion Hotel, Charleston, SC.
Jimmy Doar is the retired president of Wentworth Printing and was inducted for his many contributions to the print community and his community-at-large. A member of the Printing Industry of the Carolinas Board of Directors for nine years, Jimmy served as PICA Chairman in 1992. Jimmy has remained active in PICA as a lifetime trustee of the PICA Educational Foundation and served as vice president of the Foundation. He is presently president of the PICA Foundation, which provides scholarships to the best and brightest young people studying graphic communications at colleges, universities, and technical schools within the Carolinas.
Gary H. Dolgins is the director, Sales and Marketing, Blanchard Systems, Inc., where he is responsible for sales and marketing for this systems integration and software company. Gary is a member of the NPES Board of Directors. He serves on the Board of New York University Center for Graphic Communications Technology and Management, and The Graphic Arts Advisory Commission of the New York City Board of Education. He has served on the Franklin Event Committee of the Printing Industries Alliance of New York for more than eight years. An alumnus of Lynchburg College in Lynchburg, Virginia, Gary holds a B.A. degree in marketing.
William A. Gindlesperger is founder and chairman of e-LYNXX Corp. He is an entrepreneur, inventor, author, and consultant. His firm helps printers build profit on government work. His patents allow buyers to reduce costs while increasing profit for printers. His articles appear in more than 100 business periodicals, while his firm handles more than 200 ongoing consulting assignments at any given time. He was a founder and chair of PrintPAC, has testified before the U.S. Senate, and is a major political fund-raiser.
Janet Green is the immediate past chairman of the board of Printing Industries of America. She served on the board of directors for over ten years and was involved in countless committees, including government affairs, GAIN, finance, and business practices. At the local level, she chaired the finance, government affairs, and public relations committees of Printing Industries Association of Southern California (PIASC), and in 1999 she became one of the youngest people in PIASC's history to serve as chairman of the board. In 2004, she was recognized as PIASC's Executive of the Year.
Elizabeth "Betty" Maul is president of FrontEnd Graphics of Cherry Hill, NJ, and the 2006 Naomi Berber Memorial Award recipient. Betty has participated in industry development programs throughout her career. She is a member of Women in Production and served as president in Philadelphia and in New York City as a member of its board and chair of its membership committee. Betty also chaired its 1991-1992 Luminaire awards dinner and in 2000 was a Luminaire Recipient herself. Betty received the Graphic Communication Association (now IDEAlliance) Spectrum Leadership Award in 2001.
Bill McLauchlan retired in March 2009 as senior technical consultant for Printing Industries of America, after a forty-five-year career in the graphic arts community. Internationally renowned for the training he provided to printing companies, he could also always be called on to technically review and comment on textbooks and workbooks prior to publication. He was also known for his Internet column, "Hey Bill, Got a Minute?" His contributions to the industry are numerous, but he may be best known for being instrumental in developing "Digital Register Analysis," which received the PIA/GATF (now Prinitng Industries of America) InterTech award for the year 2000.
Paul V. Reilly is a partner in New Direction Partners and is the former president and CEO and chairman of the board of Cenveo, Inc., which grew from $17 million to over $2 billion in sales during his tenure. Paul is the founding chairman of the Print Council, a business development alliance founded by leaders in the graphic arts industry to influence and promote the greater use of print media. An educator at heart, he is sought after as a speaker at many industry conferences and programs. Paul has served on the Envelope Manufacturers Association Foundation Board of Trustees and currently serves on the Investment Committee of Printing Industries of America.
Karl G. Schnellinger was born in Germany but has spent his adult life in the printing industry here after serving our country in the Topographic Map Unit of the United States Army. He served on the Printing Industries of the Carolinas Board of Directors for over a decade and became chairman in 1999. After completing his chairmanship, he became active in the PICA Foundation and has led the charge to fund scholarships for future generations of printers. Karl is currently secretary/treasurer of the Foundation and has spent countless hours managing its books and portfolio. Karl's contributions are not limited to PICA. He also worked on the Clemson University Treadaway Leadership Forum.
Art Stowe joined Printing Industries of Maryland in 1970 as vice president, and was promoted to president in 1972. He served the industry in that role until his June 2009 retirement after thirty-nine years of service. He guided the merger of the Maryland affiliate and the Washington, DC. metropolitan affiliate during this time to form Printing & Graphics Association MidAtlantic, and served as its president. Art has been the chairman of the Affiliate Managers Committee of the Printing Industries of America and helped its presidents — Rod Borum, Ray Roper, and the presiding president, Michael Makin — through many transitional phases. He also was a guiding hand for the Printing Industries of America's Presidents Conference Advisory Committee, on which he served for 15 years.
Cal Sutphin Sr. has had a long tenure in the ink industry, where he has garnered a number of distinguished honors as a result of that service. To name a few, he has received the National Association of Printing Ink Manufacturers (PIM) 1992 Pioneer Award, the 2002 NAPIM Ault Award, the 2002 Distinguished Service Printing & Graphic Communications Association (PGCA) Award, and was named the Metro New York Printing Industry Association Man of the Year in 2007. He served on the PGCA Board from 1992 until 2005, and when PGCA and PIM merged, served through 2008. He was the first non-printer elected board chairman in the eighty-five-year history of PGCA in 2000.
Ben Franklin Honor Society of Printing Industries of America also honored Marcia Bonsell, vice president, Communicorp, a subsidiary of Aflac, in Columbus, GA, as the 2009 Naomi Berber Award Recipient. The Frederick D. Kagy Education Award of Excellence was awarded to the Graphic Imaging Technology program at Cuyahoga Valley Career Center in Brecksville, Ohio. Bill Delgado, program instructor at Cuyahoga for thirteen years, accepted the award. Previous news releases on these awards can be found at www.printing.org.
The purpose of the Ben Franklin Honor Society of Printing Industries of America is to recognize and honor industry leaders who have made lasting contributions to the printing and graphic communications industries. This includes, but is not limited to, Printing Industries of America, its Center for Technology and Research, its affiliates, and the Print & Graphics Scholarship Foundation (PGSF). The honor society was founded on November 12, 2005, at San Francisco, California, by the consolidation of two established honor societies: The Ash Khan Society of PIA and The Society of Fellows of GATF, established in 1950 and 1969 respectively.
For more information on the Ben Franklin Honor Society or the new members, please contact Diane Koch at 1-800-910-4283, ext. 803, or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Printing Industries of America:
Printing Industries of America is the world's largest graphic arts trade association, representing an industry with more than one million employees. It serves the interests of more than 10,000 member companies. Together with its nationwide affiliate network, Printing Industries delivers products and services that enhance the growth, efficiency, and profitability of its members and the graphic communications industry through advocacy, education, research, and technical information.