Robert F. Reed Technology Medal Call for Nominations
PITTSBURGH--September 30, 2008--Printing Industries of America/Graphic Arts Technical Foundation (PIA/GATF) is seeking to honor an outstanding engineer, scientist, or researcher in the printing industry. Nominations for the Robert F. Reed Technology Medal are due October 31, 2008.
Established in 1974, this award perpetuates the memory of Robert F. Reed (1905-1973), "Dean of Lithography." Reed's contributions to the understanding of the lithographic processes and materials were perhaps the most significant and important made by any man of his time. Past recipients of the Reed Medal include Richard McKrell, Tony Johnson, Robert Bassemir, Harold Gegenheimer, and Michael Bruno.
Selection Criteria:1) A candidate must be a technically- or scientifically-oriented person who has worked as an engineer or a scientist in the graphic communications industry for a period of ten years or more.
2) A candidate must have an outstanding record of technical and scientific accomplishments that measurably aided the scientific development of the graphic communications industry.
3) It is preferred that such activities be extended over a period of time and not be confined to one project or development.
4) Previous winners are not eligible for a second award. Candidates do not have to be PIA/GATF members.
This year's Reed Medal recipient will be presented with an engraved and die-struck bronze medal at the 61st Annual Technical Association of the Graphic Arts (TAGA) Conference, March 15-17, in New Orleans, LA.
To receive a nomination form, contact Deena Hower at 412-259-1702 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Written requests can be directed to Deena Hower, 200 Deer Run Road, Sewickley, PA 15143-2600.
PIA/GATF is the world's largest graphic arts trade association representing an industry with more than one million employees. It serves the interests of more than 10,000 member companies. PIA/GATF, along with its affiliates, delivers products and services that enhance the growth, efficiency, and profitability of its members and the industry through advocacy, education, research, and technical information.