Maryland Printer Gets High Honor
BALTIMORE—Peake DeLancey Printers, of Cheverly, MD, received the “Grand Q” Best in Show award from the Printing & Graphics Association MidAtlantic (PGAMA) Print Quality Awards competition. Lallie Inc., of Millersville, MD, won the “Little q” award. Pictured, the Peake DeLancey Printers team poses here after receiving the “Grand Q” award.
As part of a nationwide program with its parent company, Consolidated Graphics (CGX), AGS Custom Graphics of Macedonia, OH, has welcomed two new employees into its Management Associate Program—Desirae McBride and Maureen Rourke. McBride was recruited from the University of Akron while Rourke hails from Hope College in Michigan.
Quad/Graphics announced that it has joined the Environmental Protection Agency’s SmartWay Transport Partnership, a collaborative voluntary program to increase the environmental performance of freight shippers. Partnership members agree to use SmartWay recommended techniques to aid national energy efficiency efforts. During 2004, Quad used an EPA formula to calculate that it reduced carbon dioxide emissions by 9,614 tons via SmartWay initiatives.
Five printers from across the country met the weekend of January 20–22 for the first meeting of the newest PIA/GATF Printing Executive Network (PEN) Group. Hosted by Michael Druyen, CEO, Certified Printers, Hollywood, CA, members toured his plant and then settled down to discuss the direction the group would take. Other members attending were John Frullo, owner, Midtown Printing and Graphics, Lubbock, TX; Gary Habicht, president, Printing Specialist, Glen Burnie, MD; Dan Litwin, president, Young’s Printing, Middleton, CT; and George Springer, president, Universal Printing Services, Des Moines, IA. Sales volume for the group ranges from $1.2 million to $2.5 million.
Custom Printing, Oxnard, CA, has hired Susan Fernandez to join the company’s sales staff. She has more than 20 years of experience in the industry. Also, Alan Dorfman, a 42-year industry veteran, has been hired as an estimator.
Best Press, Addison, TX, announced the promotion of Mike Heischman as the company’s new COO. He served the past 13 years as the company’s director of information technology.
John J. (Jeff) Bogart has joined Pomco Graphic Arts, located in Philadelphia, where he is now responsible for account management and new business development.
Chris Madison, president of ColorGraphics Inc. in Los Angeles, has been named the PIASC Executive of the Year. He received the PIASC Ben Franklin Award earlier this month during the association’s Graphics Night.
FORMost Graphic Communications, Rockville, MD, a provider of Web-to-print services and business forms, has hired Jeff Richards to lead the company’s Web-to-print sales division in the capacity of vice president of business development.
LAgraphico, a commercial printing company in Burbank, CA, opened its doors to a team of Cal Poly graphic communication students to conduct research on printing press “fingerprinting.” The research was conducted as part of a senior project by Mark Levenson, who graduated in December. The research also helped prepare Cal Poly for receipt of a new four-color, 29˝ Heidelberg Speedmaster CD press, the same press that the team worked on at LAgraphico.
David Schawk, Schawk, Inc., has been elected to serve a one-year term as chair of the IPA board of directors. Other officers elected to serve with Schawk are first vice chair Bob Childs, DCI; and second vice chair, Gail Ludewig, TotalWorks. Kent Hatterick, Beck Graphic Solutions, is past chair; and Roni Buczynski, Vertis Inc., has been appointed secretary/treasurer. Board members Gary Stafford, Lazer Inc., and Murray Todd, Total Graphics, have been appointed to serve on the executive committee with the officers.
In Worcester, MA, LaVigne Inc. announced the appointment of Jack Perry to the position of vice president of client strategy.
Paul LaCerda has joined Baltimore-based Vertis Inc. as senior vice president of sales, advertising inserts. In his new role, LaCerda is utilizing his retail industry experience to support clients in achieving their marketing goals. Prior to joining Vertis, LaCerda worked as vice president of sales at Horizon Paper.
NAPL has selected 20 graphic communications companies to receive its 2005 Management Plus Awards, which recognize management excellence in all phases of operation. NAPL bestowed its highest Management Plus honor, the William K. Marrinan Hall of Fame Award, on The Sheridan Press, a Hanover, PA-based company serving the scientific, technical, medical and scholarly journal markets.