John Barnhart, president at Barnhart Press in Omaha, NE, was the recipient of the Printing Industry Midwest's 2014 Nebraska Distinguished Printer of the Year Award.
Kelly Smet of PIP Printing and Marketing Services in Peoria, IL, was presented with the Don F. Lowe Salesperson of the Year Award at Franchise Services' annual sales training event.
McClung Cos., based in Waynesboro, VA, has announced three promotions. Sheila Southall is now prepress and print innovation coordinator; Chip Bell has been named sales and office coordinator; and Pennie Miller is the new mailing/digital coordinator.
The national graphics arts honor society, Gamma Chapter of Gamma Epsilon Tau, presented Gamma Gold Key awards to Mark Darlow, a founding member of the Graphic Communication Scholarship Foundation in New York and former owner and CEO of Cardinal Communications Group in New York; and to Howard Weinstein, owner and CEO of Candid Litho, also in New York.
Two new appointments have been made at Process Label Systems in Minneapolis. Dan Spah has been named general manager; and Frank Bobick now serves as national sales manager.
Liberty Creative Solutions, in Tinley Park, IL, has appointed Carl Hill as general manager, a newly-created position.
John Crawford has been named managing director of plant operations at the U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO) in Washington, DC, and is now responsible for leading a manufacturing and technology business unit. Crawford held various positions since joining the GPO in 1966.
Tanya Erickson has joined Evergreen Printing in Bellmawr, NJ, as client services director. She is now responsible for managing the company's customer service and mailing services departments.