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PIA/GATF announced that William Delgado, instructor of the Graphic Imaging Technology program at Cuyahoga Valley Career Center, Brecksville, OH, has been named the educator recipient of its 2008 Education Awards of Excellence. With 31 years teaching printing and the graphic arts, Delgado was recognized for his many outstanding contributions as an educator in the industry, which includes helping found the Ohio Graphics Education and Training Initiative in 2006, wherein three of the state’s vocational programs were upgraded and printing and graphic arts courses were approved for articulated credit.

C. William “Wilbur” Schneidereith III has joined Rockville, MD-based Smith Litho as an account executive covering the Baltimore/Washington markets.

At Dallas-based Jay Kay Press, Jenny Dowdy has joined the company as a sales representative. Dowdy comes to Jay Kay Press from Crown Printing and Pacific Printing. The printer also reports that it has successfully begun operating its new UV coater that provides both flood coating and spot UV for either digital or offset printing.

To help the industry better understand the consolidation that is occurring, Compass Capital Partners has released a national survey that will help to determine the number of M&As, bankruptcies and shut-downs among smaller printing companies over the past five years. Users can visit www.comcapltd.com and respond to the survey by clicking on the “Survey” link.

The Printing Industries Association of San Diego (PIA/SD) has elected new officers. They are chairman, Chris Hamm, owner/president of Tabs Etc.; vice chairman, Greg Gould, owner/president of Eye/Comm; and secretary/treasurer, Frank Scorzelli, president of Specialist Printing & Direct Mail.

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