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Production Exectuives to be Inducted into 2002 Hall of Fame

September 2002
PHILADELPHIA--Five exceptional production executives will be inducted into the PrintMedia Production Executives' Hall of Fame at the 15th Annual Gold Ink Awards Reception and Banquet, to be held October 7, 2002, in the McCormick Place Grand Ballroom during Graph Expo and Converting Expo 2002 in Chicago. For seating availability, contact Michael Cooper at 888-627-2630 or

GREG CAPTAIN is manager of The New Yorker Imaging Center, Condé Nast Publications, and is responsible for the production workflow of the images in conjunction with the editorial staff for all edit pages for The New Yorker. Captain's career began in 1978 as a sheetfed press tender. In 1994, he joined the publishing world and was part of a team that brought prepress services in-house for The New Yorker Magazine, under Condé Nast Publications. One year later, he was named to head up and expand The New Yorker Imaging Center. The new facility he designed brought The New Yorker Imaging Center to a 100 percent digital capability and into the world of CTP and a total PDF workflow, as well as introducing The New Yorker to FM/Stochastic screening.

JAMES C. MIKOL is senior vice president, director of print management for Leo Burnett USA, Inc. For the past four years, James Mikol has been responsible for the company's strategy and direction of print management. He oversees a department of 75 print professionals who produce an average of $200 million in print. In a career that has spanned 28 years, Mikol has held positions at Kraft and Madden Communications. His latest effort, and most ambitious, is reorganizing the way print is managed at the agency, breaking the traditional print production role into category and execution teams with the goal of better serving clients. Born and raised in the Chicago area, Mikol lives in Riverside, IL. He is married and has four children, Sarah, 24, Samantha, 22, Peter, 21 and Elissa, 16.

CHRIS PROCTOR is print purchaser for American Technical Publishers. He started with the company in 1989 working in the warehouse before becoming an illustrator. He now oversees all of America Tech's print purchasing from catalogs to textbooks. His other responsibilities include inventory, paper and cover selection, and binding materials. He lives in Crete, IL with his wife Pamela and daughters, Natalie, 5, and Jessica, 3.

MICHAEL ROSS is executive vice president and publisher for World Book. Having been with World Book for more than 10 years, Ross is responsible for the company's worldwide publishing and marketing activities, including all print and electronic product development and international licensing. He leads the design and development work of more than 100 editors, designers, researchers and producers, and builds important strategic relationships with such companies as IBM and AOL. Notably, Ross successfully engineered World Book's electronic development business online, including its online bookstore, while maintaining World Book's dominance in print. He began his career in publishing 23 years ago after graduating from the University of Minnesota.


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