Printer Honored by Business Committee
DALLAS—Donna Epps, Deloitte National Technology Partner and president of the board of directors of the Dallas Business Committee of the Arts, presented the 2003 Obelisk Award to David Torok, president and CEO of Padgett Printing, at a gala held recently at the new Latino Cultural Center.
More than 40 members of the International Printers' Network (IPN) met recently at Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG (Heidelberg) in Germany for three days of programs, including a two-day introduction to the company's latest digital printing and digital finishing technologies. The IPN members, who represented 27 companies from the United States, Canada, Japan, Australia, Iceland and nine European countries, convened at the Heidelberg Print Media Academy—a training center available to the entire graphic arts industry. The group also visited Heidelberg's Print Media Demonstration Center, which contains a complete range of Heidelberg equipment, from traditional offset printing, to digital printing and finishing, as well as a trip to Muelhausen to see Heidelberg's digital print finishing.
Robert Carr, a 25-year human resources executive with experience in large, union-organized, manufacturing environments, is the new chief human capital officer at the U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO). For the last three years, Carr was employed by Exemplar Manufacturing, where most recently he was corporate director of human resources and chief human resources officer.
Robert Crone and Wilfred Almeida III, lead press operators at Worth Higgins & Associates in Richmond, VA, have achieved National Council Expert Level Sheetfed Press Operator certification from the National Council for Skills Standards in Graphic Communications. Ten press operators at Worth Higgins now have attained this skill level.
Green Printing and Packaging, Lexington, NC, has appointed Melanie Crook as human resources manager.
Joseph Vincenzino has joined the National Association for Printing Leadership (NAPL) as senior economist in the association's Printing Economic Research Center (PERC). The appointment of Vincenzino helps support the strengthened role of PERC within NAPL. With a career in economics spanning more than 30 years, Vincenzino served most recently as senior economist with Economic Intelligence Co., New York.
Wisconsin Technicolor, based in New York City, reports that Robert Martin has joined the staff as catalog division manager.
Anderson Lithograph, Commerce, CA, announced that Steven Henry has joined the company as executive vice president of sales. Chuck Super, current executive vice president, will stay with the company as he transitions into retirement.
Michael Seagram has been appointed vice president of sales and marketing at Sheridan Books, Chelsea, MI. He has 25 years of sales and marketing experience, including owning his own business for more than 18 years.
Custom Printing, Oxnard, CA, has promoted long-time employee Sal Rivera to the position of plant manager. Rivera began working for the company in 1988, starting in an entry-level position in the delivery department.
Glenn Mehltretter III was recently promoted to leader of the sales division for Ket-Moy Printing, Westchester, OH. Mehltretter began at Ket-Moy in the prepress department in 1994, worked in the pressroom and later as an estimator. Promoted to sales in 1996, he was Ket-Moy's top salesperson from 1999-2003.
Jay Zawerschnik has been named general manager and vice president of operations at Color Ink, based in Sussex, WI. Zawerschnik is now responsible for all day-to-day operations of the company. He has been employed at Color Ink since April of 2002.
Abe Mendez has joined the sales staff of Rider Dickerson, Chicago. He has a background in trade publication production and technical prepress client support.
The Ash Khan Honor Society of the Printing Industries of America inducted six industry notables and the late executive director of the Printing Industry of Minnesota at a recent black-tie gala in San Antonio. New members include: Thomas Hale Hawkins III, owner/president of Lewisburg Printing, Lewisburg, TN; Conrad Levenduski, owner/president of Ultimate Print & Mailing Solutions, Austin, TX; James Niesen, retired executive director of the Binding Industries of America; H. Winfield Padgett Jr., chairman of Padgett Printing, Dallas; J. Ralph Sowell Jr., president of Franklin Printers, Jackson, MS; Charles Stay, president and CEO of Bert-Co Industries, Los Angeles; and Kelvin Johnson, former president and CEO of Printing Industry of Minnesota, was posthumously inducted.