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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.

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