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November 2005
Printer Lauded For Energy Conservation

VERONA, WI—By changing all of its work-area lighting from metal halide lights to fluorescent fixtures made by Orion Energy Systems, Park Printing House saved 45 percent (45,290 kilowatt hours per year) on its lighting bill and collected an award for its efforts.

Dickinson Press, in Grand Rapids, MI, has bolstered its management team with the addition of Michael Linder as vice president of sales and chief marketing officer and Paul Heroman as vice president of operations.

Long-time New England printing executive Duncan Todd has been named president of Daniels, a Merrill Communications Co. In a move to reinforce the company's position, Todd announced a return to the Daniels name from Merrill/Daniels. Daniels is a Boston-based company with a 125-year heritage. The company will continue to work closely with and utilize the resources of its St. Paul-based parent, the Merrill Corp.

Chip Quayle has joined Carlstadt, NJ-based Pictorial Offset Corp. as its newest team leader. In this position, Quayle is responsible for coordinating customer jobs through the manufacturing operations integrating sales, production, manufacturing distribution, scheduling and administration.

Jeff Robson has joined Cary Printing as controller. Before joining the Cary, NC-based company, Robson was controller of Siemens Inc. Janet Palmer has been hired as a sales representative.

Mimeo.com, an online, on-demand digital printing company, has appointed Kenneth "Skip" Trevathan as the company's new COO. In this newly created role, Trevathan will lead all daily operations for Mimeo's centralized document production facility based in Memphis, TN.

Kramer Carton Co., a privately held manufacturer of folding cartons located in Sacramento, CA, recently named Bob Brennan as its new CEO. Additionally, Brennan was elected to the board of directors.

Carol Forssander, a sales representative for ABS Graphics in Addison, IL, was presented the Supplier Partner Service Award by the Association Forum of Chicagoland.

The Accrediting Council for Collegiate Graphic Communications (ACCGC) has appointed Dr. Ervin A. Dennis as its new managing director. He is a retired professor from the University of Northern Iowa.

Hi-Liter Graphics of Burlington, WI, has hired Peter Doyle as the company's new vice president of manufacturing. He is responsible for the Burlington manufacturing facility and the Inland Book division in Menomonee Falls, WI.

The National Association of Printing Leadership (NAPL) has installed the following new officers to its board: Chairman Joan Davidson, president and COO, The Sheridan Press; Vice Chairman Stephen Johnson, president, State Printing; and Secretary/Treasurer William Woods Jr., president and CEO, The EPI Companies. Immediate past chairman is David Branch, president of Branch-Smith Printing. In addition to the NAPL officers, the following NAPL board members serve on the NAPL Executive Committee: Bill Gilmer, president, Wordsprint, Inc.; Mark Kelly, president, NPC Inc.; Ben Keys, chairman, Keys Printing; Darren Loken, general manager, Cenveo Seattle; and Joseph Truncale, NAPL president and CEO. New to the board are Twyla Cummings, Ph.D., Rochester Institute of Technology; and Thomas Wetjen, Xerox Corp. 

The Worldwide Printing Thermographers Association (WPT) has announced the winners of its 8th annual Excellence in Thermography Contest—the FREDDIEs. Ink & Paper Magic Makers won the 2005 Fred Nicotera Award for "Best of the Best" acknowledging excellence in ensemble of letterhead, envelopes and business cards, thermographed with an additional process. FREDDIE awards were awarded to the following companies: Anderburg-Lund Printing, St. Louis Park, MN; Artco, Rexburg, ID; Birchcraft Studios, Rockland, MA; Business Card Inc., Tullahoma, TN; Carlson Craft Business Solutions, North Mankato, MN; Dewberry Engraving, Birmingham, AL; DOT Thermography, Addison, TX; Flashcards Inc., Austin, TX; Ink & Paper Magic Makers, Arlington, TX; Jansson, Milford, MA; Northeast Thermography, Wallingford, CT; Regency Thermographers, Waynesboro, PA; Tatex Thermographers, Waco, TX; Utley Brothers, Troy, MI; and West Texas Printing, Brownwood, TX.

TAGA, The Technical Association of the Graphic Arts, has entered into an administrative relationship with the Printing Industries of America/Graphic Arts Technical Foundation (PIA/GATF), moving its headquarters to PIA/GATF headquarters in Sewickley, PA. TAGA has also joined The Print Council as an associate member. In other news, the association will extend TAGA student chapters to additional colleges and universities worldwide.

Officials at Custom Printing, Oxnard, CA, report that the company is exceeding 30,000 pounds of trimout per week for recycling as part of its Custom Printing Green Project.
 

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