Cream Rises to the Top This year marks the 20th anniversary of the Printing Industry Hall of Fame, which is co-sponsored by Printing Impressions and the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) School of Print Media. Having played a part in the selection process these past two decades, it's a blur when I think back on all of the industry heavyweights we've honored over the years. I fondly recall former powerhouses like Frank Beddor, The Beddor Cos.; Curtis Bourland, Continental Graphics; Quebecor's Pierre Peladeau; Mark C. Pope III, of Graphic Industries fame; and, of course—among our inaugural class in 1986—the late Harry V. Quadracci, founder
Grossman New Alexander CEO CLIFTON, NJ—Roy Grossman, president of Sandy Alexander, has been promoted to CEO, effective January 1, 2003, the company announced. Grossman will replace Frank Stillo, who will remain as chairman of the board. Grossman, who also serves on the board of directors, was named president in 1995. He joined the company in 1991 as a managing director. Sandy Alexander also announced that it has attained ISO 14001 registration, in addition to its previously attained ISO 9002 certification. Forest City Signs Press Pact LONDON, ON—Forest City Graphics has ordered five KBA sheetfed offset presses: a six-color, 64˝ Rapida 162 with coater; a six-color, 56˝ Rapida
By Mark Smith As the Web Offset Association turns 50, there is much about the industry it serves worthy of note. To a degree, the process has really only just come into its own in terms of color, quality, ease of operation and turnaround. Saying the industry has matured isn't necessarily an all-positive development, though, as any person who has celebrated the big 5-0 birthday probably will concede. Even while we toast web offset's current vitality, there are growing concerns about the competitive potential of digital alternatives producing or replacing print. The recent economic malaise has heightened feelings of uncertainty about the future.
BY ERIK CAGLE Defining moments have a way of defining people. The choices made in life can go a long way toward painting a self-portrayal. When he first stepped foot into this country in 1948, it was clear to Frank Stillo that he was going to have more than his share of disadvantages and challenges. It is not only the way he brilliantly responded to the tasks, it is the manner in which he has flourished that has earned Stillo election into the Printing Impressions/RIT Printing Industry Hall of Fame's Class of 2000. Stillo is chairman and CEO of Sandy Alexander, a Clifton, NJ-based
CHICAGO—Once again, Graph Expo and Converting Expo will play host to the annual Gold Ink Printing Awards & Hall of Fame Gala on Sept. 25th. This year's inductees to the Printing Impressions/RIT Printing Industry Hall of Fame are: David H. Bracken, president and CEO, Press of Ohio, Brimfield, OH; A. Oscar Carlson, chairman and CEO, American Spirit Graphics, Minneapolis; John J. Frautschi, chairman, Webcrafters Inc., Madison, WI; and Frank Stillo, chairman and CEO, Sandy Alexander, Clifton, NJ. The inductees to the Publishing & Production Executive Hall of Fame include: Michael Arpino, director, manufacturing and distribution, at Condé Nast; Carmine Catena, senior VP/director at Hill/Holliday; Richard Koplitz, senior VP, global sourcing,