ADAST announced that Tony Mosca, president of Northeast Commerical Printing in Albany, NY, won the “Outrun the Competition with Adast” contest, which took place during Graph Expo, held in Chicago in September. ADAST and its U.S. factory dealers sponsored the contest, in which Mosca’s name was chosen randomly from all who registered for the contest. Rather than take the $500 cash prize, Mosca opted for the 40cc pocket bike that is capable of speeds in excess of 40 mph.
The sole woman and only Long Islander appointed to serve on the Small Business Advisory Council of the New York Federal Reserve Bank is Sharon Newman, president of Action Envelope in Lindenhurst, NY. Newman—who took over Action Envelope in 1993 when her husband, the company’s founder, died unexpectedly—was selected to serve on the Council based on her role as a business leader in her community.
Jim Marcum, senior vice president of Omaha Print, Omaha, NE, recently retired after serving 50 years with the company in several capacities. Marcum was also named Nebraska Printer of the Year by the Printing Industries of the Midlands (PIM) in 1999. In other news, Charles Kinzer—a 21-year veteran with Omaha Print, who most recently served as executive vice president of sales and administration—has been appointed president and COO of the company.
The 2007 Advertising Production Person of the Year (APPY) Award recipient is Diane Romano, president and COO of HudsonYards, New York, whose clients include Martha Stewart Living, Newsweek, Hearst Magazines, JWT and Grey Worldwide. She was presented with her award at the 76th Annual APC Gala on September 27 at the Tribeca Rooftop in Manhattan.
Tamara Pope has been appointed director of marketing at Toronto, Canada-based Transcontinental Printing, marketing products and services sector. Pope, who brings more than 20 years of experience with her to Transcontinental, has worked in senior mangement positions with Xerox Corp. and Avenor Inc., Fine Paper Group.