Printing Executives to be Inducted into PI/RIT Hall of Fame
RAY SCHOLLER, president of Times Printing, owes a great deal of debt and gratitude to his father, Henry Scholler, founder of Random Times Publishing, forerunner to Times Printing. The founder of the 84-year-old printing company clearly passed down a tireless work ethic and a vision for success which helped Ray take a single press and parlay it into a $60 million company with 450 employees. In addition, Scholler not only kept the business in the family, now in its fourth generation of ownership, but he kept it in Random Lake, WI. You could say Ray has been a printer for life, for he is as old as the company, having been only two weeks old when it was started. Aside from wife Bernice, Scholler has four children—Jack, Judy, Jean and Jim, along with six grandchildren.
MICHAEL SIMON is executive vice president and co-owner for Publishers Press. He is the custodian, along with his brother, Nick, of the fifth-generation family owned Publishers Press of Shepherdsville, KY. The company, now a projected $160 million printer, debuted in 1866 under the guidance of Simon’s great-great grandfather, Nicholas. Simon takes a lot of pride in the distinction of Publishers Press being a true computer-to-plate pioneer, as the first publication printer to embark on computer-to-plate technology. He also feels the company’s policy of breaking down sales and service into separate entities is an important element that distinguishes Publishers Press from the competition. Through it all, the proud lineage of Publishers Press is a stewardship Simon takes seriously, along with the obligation to build upon the tradition his elders have established. Simon and his wife, Debbie, are the parents of three children: Michael Jr., 11; Jackson, 9; and Carolyn, 6.
The October issue of Printing Impressions will feature a profile of each of the inductees. The Printing Impressions/Rochester Institute of Technology Printing Industry Hall of Fame is co-sponsored by PrintMedia. For more information, visit www.GoldInk.com.