PIA Announces Call for Nominations for the Robert F. Reed Technology Medal
PITTSBURGH — August 3, 2016 — Printing Industries of America is calling for nominations of outstanding engineers, scientists, inventors, or researchers in the graphic communications industry deserving of the 2017 Reed Technology Medal.
Established in 1974 in memory of Robert F. Reed — the "Dean of Lithography" — the award honors individuals who have contributed greatly to the advancement of the graphic communications industry.
"Innovation in the graphic communications industry is absolutely vital to its continued success in the marketplace. The Reed Medal is our way of honoring those who use their knowledge and experience to keep us moving forward," says Jim Workman, VP of the Printing Industries of America Center for Technology and Research.
Previous honorees include Steven Simske, Dinesh Tyagi, Ph.D, Dr. William J. Ray, and Dr. Danny Rich, among others.
A small committee of previous Reed Medal recipients and representatives of Printing Industries of America’s Ben Franklin Honor Society judge the nominees. An engraved and die-struck bronze medal is presented to the recipient at the TAGA 2017 Annual Technical Conference on March 20-22, 2017, in Houston.
Nomination of a deserving individual for the 2017 Reed Technology Medal must be postmarked, faxed, or emailed by Oct. 12, 2016. For more information regarding the Reed Medal, eligibility criteria, and nomination procedures, please visit www.printing.org/reedaward.
For additional information about Printing Industries of America’s award programs, please visit www.printing.org/printingindustryawards or contact Kayleigh Smith, individual award programs manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org.