Joan B. Davidson to Receive NAPL Soderstrom Award
PARAMUS, NJ--9/30/2008--Joan B. Davidson, group president of The Sheridan Group, headquartered in Hunt Valley, Md., has been named the 48th Walter E. Soderstrom Award recipient. Davidson will receive the award, one of the graphic communications industry's most prestigious honors, at the annual NAPL Soderstrom Society Dinner on Monday, Oct. 27, 2008, at the Mid-America Club in Chicago. NAPL (www.napl.org), the industry's association for excellence in the printing and graphic communications industry, will also induct 13 industry leaders into the Walter E. Soderstrom Society at the event.
Named for the late Walter E. Soderstrom, one of the founders of NAPL, the Soderstrom Society is an honors organization that recognizes the contributions of industry leaders, including printing firm owners, equipment manufacturers, consultants and educators.
In announcing this year's Soderstrom honoree, NAPL president and chief executive officer Joseph P. Truncale said, "We are so pleased to present this well-deserved honor to Joan Davidson. Her industry leadership and dedication as group president of The Sheridan Group have contributed significantly to the success of both."
As group president of The Sheridan Group, Davidson is responsible for overseeing five printing companies in the United States: The Sheridan Press in Hanover, Pa.; United Litho in Ashburn, Va.: Dartmouth Printing Company in Hanover, N.H.: Dartmouth Journal Services in Waterbury, Vt.; and Sheridan Books in Chelsea, Mich. Headquartered in Hunt Valley, Md., The Sheridan Group is a progressive international organization comprising printing companies focused on the journal, magazine, book and catalog markets serving associations, publishers, university presses and catalog merchants. The Sheridan Group has 3,000 employees worldwide.
Prior to becoming group president in 2007, Davidson served as president and chief operating officer of The Sheridan Press. Under her leadership, The Sheridan Press grew from 300 to 500 employees and expanded its sheet-fed operation to include both Web and digital capabilities. The Sheridan Press received the prestigious NAPL Management Plus Hall of Fame Award in 2005.