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December 2006

Six printers from across the country gathered in October for the first meeting of the newest PIA/GATF Printing Executive Network (PEN) Eagle-2006 group. Hosted by Haves McNeal, president and CEO, Creative Printing Services, Des Plaines, IL, members toured his plant and discussed the challenges the group faces. Other members attending were: Robert Anderson, president, Prisma Graphics, Phoenix; Chris Kurtzman, president, Bang Printing, Brainerd, MN; Chris Illman, president, Coakley Tech, Milwaukee; John Robinson, CEO and owner, GHP, West Haven, CT; and Randall Steenbergen, CEO and owner, Print Communications, Indianapolis. Unable to attend the first meeting were members Dan Mahany, president, Canfield & Tack, Rochester, NY; and Erwin Hudelist, president, Hagadone Printing, Honolulu. Sales volume for the group ranges from $15 million to $35 million.

The Graphic Arts Association (GAA) elected John Rosenthal as the new chairman of the board of directors at its annual meeting. Rosenthal has been a member of GAA for nine years. He is the owner and president of Digital Color Graphics in Southampton, PA.

Bramkamp Printing of Cincinnati announced that Adam Brinkman has joined the company as a customer service/sales representative. Bramkamp has also promoted John Taylor to pressroom production manager.

Dr. Adrian J. Bernagozzi, professor and administrator, University of Central Missouri, Warrensburg, MO, was presented with the Dr. Richard F. Hannemann Service Award during the annual board of directors meeting of the Accrediting Council for Collegiate Graphic Communications (ACCGC). This award was named for the first president of ACCGC, the late Dr. Richard F. Hannemann, who was a professor at California State University-Chico. Dr. Bernagozzi is the first person to receive this award.

Anderberg-Lund Printing, in St. Louis Park, MN, has announced a number of personnel moves. Nick Pastorius is the new Jet press operator. Jon Bishop moves from scheduling manager to plant manager. Dan Nelson transitions into the scheduling and purchasing/planning manager role. Betty Tomford is new to the purchasing/planning department. And Melanie Davis has been hired as the receptionist.

Art Litho Printing Solutions has welcomed new account executive Kathi Russ Hergenroeder to its Baltimore office.

For the second time in three years, the PrintED accredited graphic communications program at Royal Oak High School in Royal Oak, MI, has produced a national winner at the SkillsUSA Championships. Michael Fleming took home the gold medal after competing against winners from 33 other states. He has earned Royal Oak High School the use of a Heidelberg Printmaster press for a year.

Direct Group, Pennington, NJ, promoted Pat O’Brien to senior vice president, sales and marketing. In this role, O’Brien is responsible for sales for the full company, across all services and products. In addition, Executive Vice President Chris Ryan’s role has been expanded to include oversight of service, quality, sales and marketing. PI


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