Ray Roper, president and CEO of Printing Industries of America, has been named the Graphic Arts Leaders of the Americas (GALA) North American Award recipient for 2003 by the Printing Industries of Florida (PAF). Roper will receive the award during Graphics of the Americas 2003, held in Miami Beach in January. In other news, PAF has named Holly Price as South Florida regional manager.

Segerdahl Graphics, a privately held company based in Wheeling, IL, and member of The Segerdahl Group, was recently incorporated by the merging of three individual group companies: Columbia Graphics, e-PreMedia Services and Falcon Communications. In other news, Ron Losoya has been hired and added to the sales staff.

Holt Barber is the newest member of the growing sales and marketing staff at Triangle Printers, Skokie, IL.

Privately owned Geographics has named Ron Lanio, former vice president of sales and marketing, to the role of executive vice president. Lanio joined Atlanta-based Geographics in 2001 after serving a president of Colormark.

Mitchell Graphics, based in Petoskey, MI, recently appointed Mark Potter to the position of vice president of technology. Potter has been with the company for six years in a variety of roles.

Frank Woods, president and co-founder of Woods Lithographics in Phoenix, retired from the company in June. Woods and his wife Barbara founded Woods Lithographics in 1978. His son, Steve, will continue with the company as president.

Linda Parker has joined Pomco Graphic Arts in Philadelphia as senior account executive. Prior to joining Pomco, Parker was vice president of Centennial Printing.

Don Walstrom has joined General Litho Services, Brooklyn Park, MN, as an account executive. He was formerly employed by PrimeNet Marketing Services.

Dave Pauley, president of Neyenesch Printers, has been re-elected as chairman of the board of the Printing Industries Association of San Diego (PIA/SD). The elected officers include: Bill Anderson, president of Precision Litho, vice chairman; Nicholas Aguilera, president of Diego & Son Printing, secretary/treasurer; and Arthur Hill, owner of Press Plus remains immediate past chairman. Joining the board of directors are Jocelyn Boehm, production director of Heritage Printing/Marcoa Publishing, and John Barros, owner of San Diego Printers.

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