The Ben Franklin Honor Society of PIA Inducts Seven Exemplary Industry Leaders
PITTSBURGH, PA—November 18, 2014—Seven industry leaders were formally inducted into the esteemed Ben Franklin Honor Society of Printing Industries of America at a black-tie induction and awards ceremony Friday, November 14, at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
The Ben Franklin Honor Society of Printing Industries of America recognizes and honors industry leaders who have made lasting contributions to advancing the printing and graphic communications industries. This includes, but is not limited to, Printing Industries of America and its affiliates and the Print and Graphics Scholarship Foundation (PGSF). Industry visionaries who have rendered outstanding or meritorious service to those associations or the industry are eligible for membership.
Timothy Burton—Timothy Burton, president, Burton & Mayer, Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin, represents the fourth generation of the family to join the business. He began his career at Burton & Mayer working in the prepress and bindery departments part-time during high school, and in 1980, he purchased his father’s share of the business. In 1991 he was named president and chairman of the board and has led the company to grow into the $15 million sheetfed and digital printer it is today.
Burton has been a strong supporter of Printing Industries of America. He has served on nearly every committee, including Association Relations, which he chaired from 2007 to 2010, Finance Committee, Investment Committee, and many more. In addition to serving as a judge for the national Premier Print Awards competition since 1997, he has also judged affiliate contests for PICA, PAF, PIAS, PGAMA, PIAG, PINE, and the former PII, now GLGA. He has served in the Officers ranks of the Printing Industries of America board of directors since 2007 and was ultimately elected chairman of the board in 2012. He currently serves as immediate past chairman.
On the local level, he is currently a director and past chairman of the board for the former Printing Industries of Wisconsin—now Great Lakes Graphics Association. He has served ten years as a director on the Friends of Milwaukee Public Television board of directors and continues to support its annual Great TV Auction; he also serves as an active volunteer for Paws with a Cause.