The Label Printing Industries of America (LPIA) is pleased to announce the appointment of new officers to the LPIA Board of Directors for 2009–2010. Serving as chairman of the board is Randy Hicks, vice president of operations, WS Packaging Group/SenecaSalem in Franklin, PA. Serving as vice chairman is Bernie Lacy, vice president, Litho Press Inc. in Indianapolis. The secretary/treasurer position will be held by Louis Iovoli, vice president of sales and marketing, Hammer Packaging Corporation, Rochester, NY. William J. Hickey, III will serve as the immediate past chairman. Bill is the president & CEO of Smyth Companies in Minneapolis.
INDIANAPOLIS—Litho Press is celebrating its 50th anniversary with the introduction of a new MAN Roland 700 sheetfed press. The six-color, 41˝ press with coater, which was installed last autumn, gives the $5 million printer the ability to offer a broad range of products. "It is all about customer service—giving customers what they want whenever they want it," explains Litho Press Vice President Bernie Lacy, who runs the company in conjunction with his father Jack, president, and his brother John, vice president. "Because of the fast makeready times and the wide range of stocks and plastics we can run on the Roland 700, the press