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January 2003

Jere Ames-Johnson has been appointed president of The Whitley Co., Austin, TX. He recently served as president of Heritage Press, a Wallace company.

Custom Printing, Oxnard, CA, was recognized by the City of Oxnard's solid waste division as a recipient of the city's WasteWatch Award. Custom Printing recycles approximately 64,000 pounds of scrap paper each month. The printer uses no alcohol in its printing process and 95 percent of the inks the company uses have a soy bean-based composition. In other news, Robert Newport has been added to sales staff.

The Printing Industries Association of San Diego presented the International Printing Museum with a $2,500 donation. The money will go to help the museum purchase its building.

The Heidelberg Digital Imaging Association (HDIA) has announced the election of a new board of directors. The new board members include president: Craig Beedy, vice president of technology, Sells Printing, New Berlin, WI; vice president: John deLoach, owner and president, Crowson Stone Printing, Columbia, SC; secretary: Dr. John Leininger, professor, Clemson University, Clemson, SC; treasurer: Mario Assadi, owner and president, Tulip Graphics, Berkeley, CA; technology director: Richard Johnson, director of press and prepress technologies, Bowne & Co., Piscataway, NJ; and Canadian director: Alain Trahan, director of sales, Transcontinental O'Keefe Printing, Lachine, QC.

Valerie Stiller has been hired as the director of marketing for Kohler and Sons, St. Louis. Stiller has 20 years of experience in business and consumer marketing with both public and private companies.

Joe Piazza is the new vice president of sales for Spiral of Ohio, Cleveland. Piazza has been with Spiral since 1994.

Fredley Berman has been named Printing Broker of the Year by the Printing Brokerage/Buyers Association. Berman heads Print Promotional Services, Boston.

Dale Pfingst has been promoted to vice president of operations for Perfect Plastic Printing, St. Charles, IL. He has spent the last nine years with the company in various management functions, including his most recent position as vice president of quality.

Michael Marcian, president of Corporate Press, Landover, MD, was recently named chair of the board of directors for Printing Industries of America. Marcian has long been involved with PIA, serving on the board of directors, the executive committee, the operating committee, and numerous other committees and task forces. In addition, he is active with his local affiliate, Printing and Graphic Communications Association (PGCA), having served as its president for 1996-1997.

The Printing Industries of America has announced its new board members. First vice chairman is John Green, president of Automated Graphic Systems, a Consolidated Graphics company in White Plains, MD. Second vice chairman is Eric Delzer, president and CEO of Delzer Lithograph, Waukesha, WI. Vice chairman of association relations and secretary is Charles Vaughan, president of Vaughan Printing, Nashville, TN. In addition to the new leadership, the PIA board welcomed newcomers: Arthur Hill, CEO of Press Plus, Chula Vista, CA, who will represent the Printing Industries Association of San Diego; Laura Lawton-Forsyth, president of Lawton Printing, Spokane, WA, who will represent the Pacific Printing and Imaging Association; Robert Schultz, executive vice president and CEO of Great Lakes Companies in Cleveland, who will represent the Printing Industries Association of Northern Kentucky & Ohio; Duane Byers, human resources manager for Banta Publications Group, Lake Prairie, MN, who will represent the Graphic Arts Employers; and Chuck Pecher, president of Skinner & Kennedy Co., St. Louis, who will represent the Masters Printers of America.


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