Printer Honored by Business Committee

DALLAS—Donna Epps, Deloitte National Technology Partner and president of the board of directors of the Dallas Business Committee of the Arts, presented the 2003 Obelisk Award to David Torok, president and CEO of Padgett Printing, at a gala held recently at the new Latino Cultural Center.

More than 40 members of the International Printers’ Network (IPN) met recently at Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG (Heidelberg) in Germany for three days of programs, including a two-day introduction to the company’s latest digital printing and digital finishing technologies. The IPN members, who represented 27 companies from the United States, Canada, Japan, Australia, Iceland and nine European countries, convened at the Heidelberg Print Media Academy—a training center available to the entire graphic arts industry. The group also visited Heidelberg’s Print Media Demonstration Center, which contains a complete range of Heidelberg equipment, from traditional offset printing, to digital printing and finishing, as well as a trip to Muelhausen to see Heidelberg’s digital print finishing.

Robert Carr, a 25-year human resources executive with experience in large, union-organized, manufacturing environments, is the new chief human capital officer at the U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO). For the last three years, Carr was employed by Exemplar Manufacturing, where most recently he was corporate director of human resources and chief human resources officer.

Robert Crone and Wilfred Almeida III, lead press operators at Worth Higgins & Associates in Richmond, VA, have achieved National Council Expert Level Sheetfed Press Operator certification from the National Council for Skills Standards in Graphic Communications. Ten press operators at Worth Higgins now have attained this skill level.

Green Printing and Packaging, Lexington, NC, has appointed Melanie Crook as human resources manager.

Joseph Vincenzino has joined the National Association for Printing Leadership (NAPL) as senior economist in the association’s Printing Economic Research Center (PERC). The appointment of Vincenzino helps support the strengthened role of PERC within NAPL. With a career in economics spanning more than 30 years, Vincenzino served most recently as senior economist with Economic Intelligence Co., New York.

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