Deserving Extra Credit--Michelson
Just as noteworthy is Continental Web Press COO Peter McLean. His journey into the Printing Industry Hall of Fame has been circuitous. After working 30 years in various capacities on the supplier side for 3M, McLean has spent nearly a decade helping to run Continental Web. He now joins Continental founder Ken Field, himself a 1993 Hall of Fame inductee. Admiration also goes to George Stephenson, who founded and has run Stephenson Printing since 1959. Now 70, Stephenson sold his company in 1998 to Master Graphics, an industry consolidator. But, when the roll-up filed Chapter 11 in 2000, Stephenson came to the rescue of his namesake and employees by buying his company back. And he's still at the helm today.
Finally, columnist Harris DeWese deserves some props. The self-described Mañana Man is celebrating his 20th anniversary this month writing for the magazine. Over the years, he's poked fun—mostly at himself—while still delivering poignant messages. "DeWese on Sales" has always been regarded by many subscribers as their favorite article to read in each issue. Harris, you may refer to me as Attila the Editor in your column, but I still have to give (extra) credit where it's due.