Lynn Harper, co-founder of Harperprints Inc. of Henderson, NC, has been named the recipient of the 2001 Naomi Berber Memorial Award. The Berber Award was initiated by the Society of Fellows of the Graphic Arts Technical Foundation to honor women in the printing industry.

Mira Loma, CA-based Advance Business Graphics (ABG) announced that Thomas C. Playford has been elected CEO by the ABG board of directors. Playford will continue to serve as president, a position he has held since July 2000. In other company news, Douglas B. Gabriel has been hired as CFO and vice president of operations. He most recently served in the same role with Apperson Print Management Services.

Carl Tornambe has joined Premier Graphics, Phoenix, as a production operations manager. He brings a wealth of knowledge in finishing services and quality control to the company.

Frank Degliomini has been selected as general manager of Graphic Converting’s Niles, IL, manufacturing facility. Degliomini brings 24 years of experience to the company.

Raymond Christmas has joined Robert Yaquinto Printing, Dallas. Christmas is a veteran packaging and collation engineer.

Jack F. Willis Jr., vice president of sales, has retired from Rochester, NY-based Monroe Litho, a Wallace company. Willis’ professional career began in 1955 with Rochester’s Genesee Valley Paper as an in-house sales representative. In 1962, he joined Rochester Polychrome and later was named the firm’s president. He joined DuBois Press in 1980 as a vice president. In 1981, he started his tenure with Monroe Litho.

Michael Goins has been hired as a sheetfed pressman for Corley Printing, St. Louis.

John M. Tayloe has been appointed the coordinator of advancement for graphic communications at The Krueger School of Graphic Communications at Chowan College, Murfreesboro, NC. Tayloe has been employed at Chowan in different capacities for the past six years.

Frederick J. “Fritz” Zaegel III has assumed the position of president and COO for Repco Graphics, St. Louis. Fred J. Zaegel will remain chairman and CEO.

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