PINE to Host Annual Industry Awards Gala November 1st
SOUTHBOROUGH, MA—Oct. 4, 2007—Printing Industries of New England, the region’s largest trade association for printing and graphic communications companies, will host its annual Industry Awards Gala Thursday, Nov. 1 at the Sheraton Framingham Hotel in Framingham, Mass.
The Industry Awards Gala has grown to become the preeminent evening for leaders in New England’s $12 billion print marketplace to gather to recognize achievements over the past year.
PINE’s Influencer Award, given to an individual who has positively affected the graphic communications industry, will be presented to Randy Davidson, president and founder of WhatTheyThink.com. The popular web site has emerged as a leading source of unbiased information for printing executives as they set the strategic course for their companies. The award is sponsored by Heidelberg.
UniGraphic, a print service provider with services ranging from dynamic wide format printing to digital asset management to digital reproduction and more, will receive PINE’s Dedication to Excellence Award for its commitment over the past year to ongoing training and professional development for staff members. The Education Award is sponsored by Adobe.
Continuous Membership Awards will be presented to five companies: W.E. Andrews, an RR Donnelley Company, for 50 years of membership; and Atlas Press, Red Mill Graphics, Waterfront Printing, and Wellesley College each for 25 years of membership.
Also, the Printing & Publishing Council of New England, a non-profit educational organization that administers one of the largest graphic arts scholarship programs in the United States and is supported by PINE, will present its Benjamin Franklin Printer of the Year Award to Kitty St. Sauveur, president of Alliance Print Group of Boston, one of the region’s largest print brokerage firms.
Awards of Excellence
New this year is PINE’s Awards of Excellence print competition. Launched in an effort to create a new outlet for members to promote the quality of their print reproduction work, winners will be announced throughout the evening.