Ben Franklin Honor Society Inducts Eight Industry Notables
Slezycki holds several copyrights, was the recipient of an InterTech Technology Award in 2000 for the development of Digital Register Analysis, is Six-Sigma Certified, a G7 Expert, Past President of the International Association of Printing House Craftsmen—Pittsburgh Chapter. He is also a member of TAGA, NPES, LPIA, and the Lithographers Club of Chicago.
Michael R. Stief, Intelligencer Printing
Right out of high school, Stief started as a pressroom helper in 1977, was promoted to pressroom foreman in 1990, and promoted yet again in 1993 to plant supervisor. In 2003, he was named the company’s CEO. Intelligencer has been consistently ranked as an industry profit leader, and it has also been a top Graphic Arts Association Neographics Award winner.
Stief’s love of teaching has benefitted the many employees and individuals he has mentored. He has been a strong advocate for the importance of technical education, encouraging students to seek a career in the trade and urging educators to guide students to consider secondary education in technical programs. Stief is a long-standing member of the Susquehanna Litho Club and has served on various boards at Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology, Lancaster County Career & Technology Center, and Millersville University.
Richard D. Warner, Printing Industries of America
Warner is a security printing consultant and risk management advisor to the brand protection and document verification/authentication industries. He has a 35-year career in the graphic arts industry, serving as Vice President and Director of the Research Department at Printing Industries of America. Warner served as Vice Chairman of the General Council of the IARIGAI (International Association of Research Institutes for the Graphic Arts Industries). Additionally, he was a member of the R&E Council of the Graphic Arts Industry, Inc. The Inter-Society Color Council, the Society for Imaging Science and Technology, Specifications for Web Offset Printing, ANSI, SNAP, and the ISO TAG Committee. Further, Warner has published numerous industry papers, is a coauthor of a primer titled Introduction to Security Printing, and is also an inventor with several U.S. patents.