Ben Franklin Honor Society of PIA Inducts Eleven Industry Notables
Prior to joining The Flesh Co., he had his own marketing consulting firm where he focused on helping digital printers grow their VDP businesses. During this time he also wrote a monthly column for the Southeast Kansas Business Journal called “Marketing Matters.” During the last 25 years, he has generously given of his time and knowledge to the business forms association and industry.
Don P. Duncan, Ph.D.—Don P. Duncan, Ph.D., director of research, Wilkoff Color, Fort Mill, SC, is a native of Texas and received his bachelor’s degree in chemistry from North Texas State University. He then went to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), where he received his Ph.D. in organic chemistry. He is the holder of two U.S. patents, the author of more than 30 technical papers, a frequent author in graphic arts industry trade journals, and a presenter in graphic arts related conferences.
He is the current president of both TAGA and RadTech, an association dedicated to the advancement of ultraviolet and electron beam technology for the printing industry, where he also serves as the co-chair of the Printing and Packaging Committee. He is an active member of FTS, TAPPI, ASTM, and the American Chemical Society. He also served on the board of the Sustainable Green Printing Partnership.
Duncan is well known and respected in the industry, regarded as an invaluable resource, and willing to share his technical/chemical knowledge, as well as his time, for the benefit of the printing industry. It has been said that he has a unique ability to process complex technical information and offer easy-to-understand explanations.
Norvin Hagan—Norvin Hagan, owner, Geographics, Atlanta, GA, began his career in the printing and graphic communications industry when he made a down payment on a bankrupt printing company in Atlanta. The company was renamed Geographics, and from that point forward, the company has flourished under Hagan's leadership. It is now one of the largest privately owned integrated marketing solutions providers in Georgia.