Derek Evans has been named director of information technology/project management for Fala Direct Marketing Group, Farmingdale, NY.
EU Services, Rockville, MD, has added two sales representatives to its Washington metropolitan area staff. Katherine Buohl brings more than seven years of experience, working for Fry Communications. Matt Bloom worked for a newspaper in the Washington area as a marketing consultant.
The Alliance of Consultants and Educators for the Printing Industry recently awarded the Ascender Award for the California region to Wayne Yada, president of Premier Color Graphics. Winners of the Ascender Award exhibit superior business practices and go above and beyond to share their knowledge and experience with industry peers. Yada regularly contributes at Print-Image International and Printing Industries of Northern California conferences. He is also an active member of PrintOwners, a worldwide network of printers who share information concerning the graphic arts industry.
Michael Johnson, owner of Proforma Pinnacle in Celebration, FL, was recognized by the International Franchise Association (IFA) with the Franchisee of the Year award during the 42nd annual International Franchise Convention. He has been a Proforma owner since 1996 and is currently a member of Proforma's Million Dollar Club and president of the Owner Advisory Council. IFA awards recognize leaders in the business community who have contributed to the franchising and free enterprise system.