John Berthelsen of Suttle-Straus Given the 2012 Lewis Memorial Award

PITTSBURGH—August 15, 2012—Printing Industries of America is pleased to announce John Berthelsen, president and CEO of Suttle-Straus in Waunakee, WI, is the recipient of the 2012 Lewis Memorial Lifetime Achievement Award.

Established in 1950, the Lewis Award is recognized as the highest honor awarded to any individual in the graphic arts industry. Named for Abraham Lewis, founder of Graphic Arts Monthly, and his sons Louis and Myron, the award honors a business leader who has gone far beyond standard obligations to become a significant force in shaping the business of producing printed communications.

Among the other awards and recognition Berthelsen has received in the printing and graphics industry are:
first place winner in the Vocational Industrial Clubs of America (VCIA) U.S. Skill Olympics,
one of the youngest inductees into the Printing Impressions/RIT Printing Industry Hall of Fame,
Edgewood College’s first-ever recipient of the President’s Award for Ethical Leadership, and
named among the Graphic Arts Leaders of America by the Printing Association of Florida.

Currently, Suttle-Straus has been recognized for 12 years running as a Printing Industries of America Best Workplace in the Americas, signifying superior employee relations in the workplace.

The Lewis Memorial Lifetime Achievement Award is presented annually at Printing Industries of America’s Fall Administrative meetings. This year’s meeting will be held Nov. 9󈝷, 2012, in Spokane, WA. For more information about all of the award programs at Printing Industries of America, visit

About Printing Industries of America
Printing Industries of America is the world’s largest graphic arts trade association, representing an industry with approximately 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.

Source: PIA.

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