Howard Fenton has joined the staff of the National Association for Printing Leadership (NAPL), Paramus, NJ, as a senior consultant of digital technologies. Previously, Fenton served for six years as the senior consultant of digital technology for the Graphic Arts Technical Foundation.
The Print and Graphics Scholarship Foundation (PGSF) has granted $275,000 in scholarships to a total of 202 students pursuing careers in the graphic communications industry. PGSF awarded 99 of the scholarships to women and 103 to men. Also, Brown Printing, Waseca, MN, recently pledged $50,000 to establish the Wayne "Bumps" Brown Honorary Scholarship. After the fund matures, the scholarship will be awarded each year to a full-time college junior or senior enrolled in a related major.
Steve Johnson, president of Copresco, Carol Stream, IL, has been recognized by Educate the Children International for his assistance in sending textbooks to African schools. Books and other materials have been sent to schools in Kenya and Uganda, as well as an orphanage in Nairobi.
Ron Rogers has been named vice president of manufacturing for Penn Litho, Cerritos, CA. Rogers has been in the commercial printing business for more than 30 years.
The National Association for Printing Leadership presented its inaugural NAPL Education Leadership Award to graphic arts veteran Lyman Henderson. Henderson is honorary chairman of Davis & Henderson Ltd., an Ontario, Canada-based printing communications firm, where he had served as president and chairman.
Steve McGrath has been promoted to the newly created position of vice president of commercial print sales and marketing for Lisle, IL-based Wallace Corp. Previously, he served as Wallace's director of commercial print marketing, as well as president of its Hillside plant—Wallace's largest web printing facility.
Rob Stanley has been selected as president for Classic Graphics' Triangle location, Morrisville, NC. He is a 20-year veteran of the graphic arts industry. In other company news, Jenny Speer has joined Classic as an account executive.
PrintImage International—formerly the National Association of Quick Printers—has elected new officers and directors to serve the association. Tom Gardner, Curry Printing, Worcester, MA, will serve as chairman. Secretary/treasurer and chairman-elect for 2003-2004 is Brian O'Day, Kwik Kopy Printing, Tigard, OR. The immediate past chairman is Curt Kreisler, Gold Star Printers, North Miami Beach, FL. Directors, term expiring in 2003, are Stewart Marty, Wright Printing, Normal, IL; and Keith Kemp, Xerographic Digital Printing, Orlando, FL. Directors, term expiring in 2004, are Dale Aigner, Brookhurst Printer, Fountain Valley, CA; Tom Quartier, Quartier Printing, East Syracuse, NY; and John Henry, Mitchell Printing & Mailing, Oswego, NY. Directors, term expiring in 2005, are Charlene Sims, The Master's Press, Dallas; Bill Gavigan, PDQ Print Center, Scranton, PA; and Lisa Frederick, Unity Printing, Latrobe, PA. Director and supplier council chair is Marc Young, vice president, quick and franchise printing, Xerox Corp.
Jere Ames-Johnson has been appointed president of The Whitley Co., Austin, TX. He recently served as president of Heritage Press, a Wallace company.
Custom Printing, Oxnard, CA, was recognized by the City of Oxnard's solid waste division as a recipient of the city's WasteWatch Award. Custom Printing recycles approximately 64,000 pounds of scrap paper each month. The printer uses no alcohol in its printing process and 95 percent of the inks the company uses have a soy bean-based composition. In other news, Robert Newport has been added to sales staff.
The Printing Industries Association of San Diego presented the International Printing Museum with a $2,500 donation. The money will go to help the museum purchase its building.
The Heidelberg Digital Imaging Association (HDIA) has announced the election of a new board of directors. The new board members include president: Craig Beedy, vice president of technology, Sells Printing, New Berlin, WI; vice president: John deLoach, owner and president, Crowson Stone Printing, Columbia, SC; secretary: Dr. John Leininger, professor, Clemson University, Clemson, SC; treasurer: Mario Assadi, owner and president, Tulip Graphics, Berkeley, CA; technology director: Richard Johnson, director of press and prepress technologies, Bowne & Co., Piscataway, NJ; and Canadian director: Alain Trahan, director of sales, Transcontinental O'Keefe Printing, Lachine, QC.
Valerie Stiller has been hired as the director of marketing for Kohler and Sons, St. Louis. Stiller has 20 years of experience in business and consumer marketing with both public and private companies.
Joe Piazza is the new vice president of sales for Spiral of Ohio, Cleveland. Piazza has been with Spiral since 1994.
Fredley Berman has been named Printing Broker of the Year by the Printing Brokerage/Buyers Association. Berman heads Print Promotional Services, Boston.
Dale Pfingst has been promoted to vice president of operations for Perfect Plastic Printing, St. Charles, IL. He has spent the last nine years with the company in various management functions, including his most recent position as vice president of quality.
Michael Marcian, president of Corporate Press, Landover, MD, was recently named chair of the board of directors for Printing Industries of America. Marcian has long been involved with PIA, serving on the board of directors, the executive committee, the operating committee, and numerous other committees and task forces. In addition, he is active with his local affiliate, Printing and Graphic Communications Association (PGCA), having served as its president for 1996-1997.
The Printing Industries of America has announced its new board members. First vice chairman is John Green, president of Automated Graphic Systems, a Consolidated Graphics company in White Plains, MD. Second vice chairman is Eric Delzer, president and CEO of Delzer Lithograph, Waukesha, WI. Vice chairman of association relations and secretary is Charles Vaughan, president of Vaughan Printing, Nashville, TN. In addition to the new leadership, the PIA board welcomed newcomers: Arthur Hill, CEO of Press Plus, Chula Vista, CA, who will represent the Printing Industries Association of San Diego; Laura Lawton-Forsyth, president of Lawton Printing, Spokane, WA, who will represent the Pacific Printing and Imaging Association; Robert Schultz, executive vice president and CEO of Great Lakes Companies in Cleveland, who will represent the Printing Industries Association of Northern Kentucky & Ohio; Duane Byers, human resources manager for Banta Publications Group, Lake Prairie, MN, who will represent the Graphic Arts Employers; and Chuck Pecher, president of Skinner & Kennedy Co., St. Louis, who will represent the Masters Printers of America.