The Printing & Imaging Association of Georgia (PIAG) has elected new officers. They are: chairman, David Canady, Imedia Group; chairman elect, David Bennett, Bennett Graphics; first vice chairman, Pat McBride, Envision Printing; vice chairman, Butch Mooney, American Color Graphics; vice chairman, Bill Cole, Tri-C Enterprises; immediate past chairman, Andy Shulman, Standard Press; and PIA national board of director, Jefferson Riley, THP Graphics Group. The association also named Riley its 2009 Benjamin Franklin Award recipient. The award was presented in April at the PIAG's 2009 Celebration of Print gala in Atlanta.
Three appointments have been made to the management team at Cenveo Inc.'s St. Louis location. Mike Denny has been promoted to general manager. Mike Hecht, who formerly worked in sales for Lithographix and Graphic Press in California, has joined as vice president of sales and marketing. ?Donald Kaufmann is the company's new controller. In addition, James Sheffield has joined the sales team at Cenveo-St. Louis.
Two positions have been created at Buffalo, NY-based Zenger Group. Tom Surwill has been tapped as vice president of business development. Elley Widmer has joined the company as an account executive.
Michael Keene, president and CEO at Minneapolis-based The John Roberts Co., and a 2008 Printing Impressions/RIT Printing Industry Hall of Fame inductee, has been named the recipient of the 2009 Harry V. Quadracci VISION Award. Also, Steve Buechel, pressroom manager at Wheeling, IL-based The Segerdahl Group, was the H. Howard Flint II Pressroom Manager of the Year recipient. The awards were presented at the recent Web Offset Association Offset & Beyond conference in Las Vegas.
Los Angeles-based CR&A Custom President Carmen Rad was named the recipient of the Rising Star Award by the National Association of Women Business Owners–Los Angeles, a chapter of the National Association of Women Business Owners. The award is given to a female entrepreneur who has established a critical milestone in her business and has displayed high potential for enduring entrepreneurial success.