Winners Take Podium at Georgia SkillsUSA Competition
ATLANTA—The Printing and Imaging Association of Georgia (PIAG) announced the winners of the Georgia SkillsUSA graphic communications competition, sponsored by Heidelberg and held at its Print Media Demonstration Center in Kennesaw, GA. Through a grant from the PIAG Educational Foundation, the first place contestant was awarded $4,500 in scholarships and had the opportunity to travel to Kansas City to compete in the National SkillsUSA competition.
Winning awards were: first place, Alyssa Ailion, a senior at Walton High School in Marietta, GA, who also went on to place second in the National SkillsUSA competition; second place, Victoria Gunnin, a senior at Sandy Creek High School in Tyrone, GA; and third place, Bryan Shipes, a junior at Appling County High School in Baxley, GA.
Cub Scouts Enjoy Printing Field Trip
STUART, FL—Southeastern Printing recently hosted an after hours “field trip” for a local Cub Scout group. Eight scouts and their parents joined Roger Butler, Southeastern’s director of sales (pictured), for a plant tour of the company’s lithographic and flexographic pressrooms, and an explanation of the printing process—from prepress through bindery functions.
In addition, the scouts were also shown the “greening” of Southeastern, through the many eco-friendly processes and procedures the company has in place. They even got a “green” work assignment, when Butler distributed freshly trimmed waste paper strips, instructing each of the scouts to “go home and make something from these.”
At Boston-based LVI Print Optimization, Ken Prittie has been tapped as the company’s new team leader of preproduction. He previously held positions at Universal Millennium, Cenveo and Donahue Printing.
Two promotions have been announced at Waukegan, IL-based Lake County Press (LCP). Bob Theer has been named director of client services, responsible for managing the company’s customer service department, while maintaining his duties as senior account representative. Lee Marcoe has been promoted to environmental health and safety/quality manager.