Joan B. Davidson to Receive NAPL Soderstrom Award
Davidson has been involved in various industry associations and has gained a reputation as a pioneering leader for the industry. She is past chairwoman of the NAPL board and the first woman to ever serve in that role. She was also a board member of the Graphic Arts Show Company and the Print and Graphics Scholarship Foundation (PGSF). Davidson was inducted into the Nonpareil Society of the R&E in 2007. She earned a Bachelor of Arts from the College of Notre Dame and a Master of Business Administration from Loyola College.
In addition to her professional accomplishments, Davidson runs in 5K or relay marathons to raise funds for various charities, and she is a counselor for 12- and 13-year-old girls at Camp Sunrise, a pediatric cancer camp.
Soderstrom Society Inductees
In addition to the Soderstrom Award honoree, 13 inductees will be recognized at the event as new members of the Soderstrom Society. They are:
o Robert Boyer, senior vice president of sales and service, Heidelberg, Kennesaw, Ga.
o Larissa Crum, vice president of sales and marketing, NPC, Claysburg, Pa.
o Andrew Field, chief executive officer, PrintingForLess.com, Livingston, MT
o Tom Gardner, president, Curry Printing, Westborough, Mass.
o Chuck Gehman, vice president of product platforms, Mimeo.com, New York, NY
o Vincent Lapinski, chief executive officer, manroland, Westmont, IL
o Nancy Leininger, senior lecturer, Clemson University, Clemson, SC
o Ken McNerney, president and chief executive officer, Think Patented, Dayton, OH
o Michael Murphy, president, Japs-Olson, St. Louis Park, MN
o Ralph Nappi, president, NPES/GASC/GAERF, Reston, VA
o Tom Saggiomo, president, Graphics Systems, AGFA, Ridgefield Park, NJ
o Art Simpson, president, EU Services, Rockville, MD
"Each of our 2008 inductees has made significant contributions to the graphic communications industry and possesses a distinguished record of industry service," said Truncale. "We're so pleased to welcome them into the Soderstrom Society. Everyone at NAPL extends their sincere congratulations."
About the National Association for Printing Leadership (NAPL)
Chartered in 1933, NAPL is a not-for-profit business management association representing companies in the $120 billion printing and graphic communications industry. NAPL's comprehensive slate of business-building solutions provides company leaders with the management tools they need to make informed business decisions in an ever-changing market environment. The association also handles the administration of NAQP, the National Association of Quick Printers, which specializes in the unique concerns of small printers nationwide, and the industry's Research and Engineering Council, which is dedicated to manufacturing technology and productivity-improvement issues. For more information on NAPL or its affiliated associations, visit www.napl.org or call 800-642-6275.