NAPL Picks Soderstrom Winner, 12 Society Inductees

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ—The National Association for Printing Leadership (NAPL) has named John Saxton, president and CEO of The Sheridan Group, as the 52nd Walter E. Soderstrom Award recipient. Saxton will be honored at NAPL’s annual Soderstrom Society dinner on Oct. 6 at the Mid America Club in Chicago, one night before the start of Graph Expo.

NAPL will also induct 12 industry leaders into the Walter E. Soderstrom Society at the event.

“We are pleased to present this award to John Saxton,” said NAPL President and CEO Joseph Truncale. “He has committed his career to advancing and bettering the printing industry. This award is a fitting recognition, and a much deserved appreciation of his tireless work.”

Saxton has been the president and CEO of the Hunt Valley, MD-based printer since 1995. The Sunbury, PA, native received his Bachelor’s Degree in Chemical Engineering from Bucknell University in 1971. He spent 24 years with the Procter & Gamble Co., with responsibilities in manufacturing, research and development, human resources, government relations and general management. In 1990, he became president of the Noxell Corp.

This year 12 people will be inducted as members of the Soderstrom Society. They are: Merlin Buhl, president, Foremost Communications, Grand Rapids, MI; John Conley, vice president commercial print & publishing, Xerox Corp., Webster, NY; James Donnelly, president, Precise Continental, Harrison, NJ; Mitch Evans, partner, Mitch Evans Consulting, Daufuskie Island, SC; Kelley Holmes, publisher, Cygnus Business Media, Port St. Lucie, FL; James Lange, senior vice president, corporate accounts, Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Dallas; Joseph LaValla, president, Integrity Graphics, Windsor, CT; Martin Maloney, chairman, Broadford & Maloney, New York; Robert Mason, CEO, Intelligencer Printing, Lancaster, PA; Ann Porster, president/CFO, Grand River Printing & Imaging, Belleville, MI; Julie Schildgen, academic chair/professor, Rock Valley College, Rockford, IL; and Edmund Young, senior VP of sales, Heidelberg USA, Kennesaw, GA.

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