Industry Veteran Dick Gorelick Passes Away

WEST CHESTER, PA—Sept. 13, 2010—A notice was sent out this morning from the offices of Gorelick and Associates, Inc. that Dick Gorelick, president of the consulting firm, had passed away yesterday (Sunday, September 12, 2010). Funeral arrangements were said to be pending.

Mr. Gorelick was also president of the Graphic Arts Sales Foundation, a not-for-profit industry-supported organization dedicated to industry-specfic education in non-technological disciplines. He had 48 years of experience in printing and publishing and was a nationally known writer and speaker in the areas of sales, marketing, management, strategy and industry futures. Gorelick and Associates, Inc. clients include printers, print-buying organizations, binderies, governments, trade associations, manufacturers, distributors, paper mills and in-plant print shops.

As a tribute to Mr. Gorelick, his team (with the approval of Dick’s wife, Myrna) intends to publish a final newsletter with the content he had been preparing. Some room will also be allowed “for those of you who knew Dick well to share some vignette or testimonial that captures the essence of who Dick was as a consultant, friend, mentor, teacher and speaker.” Submissions can be e-mailed to Jennifer Luttrell at

  • http://BuzzTatom Buzz Tatom

    I read Mr Gorelick’s articles and attended a couple of conferences early on in my career where he spoke. Always had a smile on his face. My condolences to his family and organization.

  • http://JohnKypriotakis John Kypriotakis

    May he rest in peace!

  • http://RickHastings Rick Hastings

    I knew Dick for over 20 years. Always helpful to me in my career and I always looked forward to his articles. Last saw him in person in 2003 when he came to Cincinnati to personally present The John Dillard Award to me. Rest in peace good friend.

  • http://PrintRunner,Inc. PrintRunner, Inc.

    RIP Mr. Gorelick

  • http://DennisCastiglione Dennis Castiglione

    This is sad news…for the industry, his co-workers, his family and those of us who knew, admired and respected him. It’s no exaggeration to say that Dick helped me launch my career as a consultant. He encouraged it, supported it and literally FED me business throughout my first few years. He was a saint, then – and most certainly now. You’ll be missed Brother Gorelick. One of a kind in many, many ways. God Bless You.

  • http://GreggPenrod Gregg Penrod

    As I read the sad news I noticed that I have 3 snippets from his articles throughtout the years taped to my monitor. I met Mr. Gorelick in Long Beach at a seminar years back and have been a fan ever since.

    God Bless