PPI Association Reveals Its 2015 PrintROCKS! Content Winners and Hickey Picker Award Recipients
PORTLAND, Ore.—October 23, 2015—PPI Association, a visual communications trade organization, hosted its 8th Annual PrintROCKS! Awards and Party on Oct. 2, 2015 at the Hotel Murano in Tacoma, Washington. Print manufacturing companies, agencies and even students entered the 27 divisions ranging from direct mail to catalogs to posters to packaging.
Honored first were the 2015 Hickey Picker Award recipients. They will be joining the ranks of over 100 past winners dating back to 1975. The PPI membership nominated the award candidates who they believed represented the region’s "champions of print"—individuals with a keen eye for what it takes to deliver quality and service, while setting a gold standard for leadership. Mark Haworth of Komori America presented the class of 2015 Hickey Pickers.
The recipients were:
- Jodi Krohn—Premier Press, Portland, Oregon
- Dick Corder—WCP Solutions, Portland, Oregon
- Matthew Mewhorter—Printco, Auburn, Washington
- Craig Nebeker—Spicers Paper, Portland, Oregon
- David Archer—Konica Minolta, Portland, Oregon
- Bob Brown—Consolidated Press, Seattle
- Rodney Anderson—Capitol City Press, Olympia, Washington
- Robin Dodd—Wright Business Graphics, Portland, Oregon
PPI received 205 PrintROCKS! Awards entries from 26 companies in PPI’s six-state region. This year’s entries raised the bar as new technology and techniques expand traditional capabilities. Excellent examples of web, offset, digital, large format, folds, dies, finishing and special solutions challenged the panel of judges comprised of Daniel Dejan of Sappi Fine Paper, Sandy Hubbard of HelpPrintThrive.com, and Abe Hayhurst of Fujifilm Graphic Systems. Michael Makin, president and CEO of PIA shared the stage with PPI Executive Director Jules Van Sant to honor the top PrintROCKS award winners.
The PrintROCKS! Award winners are:
- Best of Show: B&B Print Source, Portland, Oregon
- People’s Choice: B&B Print Source, Portland, Oregon
Best of Division:
- 100 or more employees: ColorGraphics, Seattle
- 51-100 employees: B&B Print Source, Portland, Oregon
- 21-50 employees: PrintWest, Woodinville, Washington
- 20 or less employees: American Printing & Publishing, Kent, Washington
- Student: Admiral Arthur W. Radford High School, Honolulu
- Mad Props: Admiral Arthur W. Radford High School, B&B Print Source and Premier Press
- WTFabulous!: Premier Press, Portland, Oregon
See all award winners at PrintROCKS.org.
Congratulations to all the winners and participants. The PrintROCKS! Awards Party was a celebration of excellence and achievement. The attendees were thrilled with the entire evening event. One attendee who recently relocated to the Northwest shared, "Friday evening was absolutely fantastic. Bonnie and I had such a great time and were absolutely amazed how flawless the evening went. Without a doubt, that was the best Printing Association Awards program I have ever attended.” This year’s theme, "Release the Kraken," represented the power and growth of multi-media marketing. Party attendees enjoyed Hotel Murano’s fine cuisine, entertainment by a caricature artist, a magician, and photo booth fun, plus a guest visit from Captain Jack Sparrow. Following the awards ceremony, guests enjoyed networking and the Pirates’ Casino.
The Pacific Printing Industries Educational Trust is held in high regard by the PPI membership and was spotlighted at the PrintROCKS! Party. This year, the Ed Trust benefitted from a fundraising raffle offering highly valued donations provided by the membership and sponsors. These included Blazer tickets, party baskets, OSU Beavers vs. UW Huskies tickets, golf bag package, GoPro waterproof camera, wine package, special package of ladies accessories, and, of course, a Kraken lamp! The Ed Trust extends a 'thank you' to all the donors.
PrintROCKS! Awards & Party details and photos can be found at:
About PPI Association
PPI Association, an affiliate of Printing Industries of America, is a nonprofit trade association dedicated to providing advocacy, benefits and programs to the Visual and Graphic Communications industry and customers in six states: Alaska, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Oregon and Washington. PPI offers members products and services that enhance their growth, efficiency and profitability. Its purpose is to deliver what it takes to help members and their communities become more successful on all levels.
Source: PPI Association.