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PARAMUS, NJ—JULY 20, 2007—NAPL (www.napl.org), the trade association for excellence in graphic communications management, is holding a special gala at its annual Walter E. Soderstrom Dinner to mark the beginning of a year-long celebration of the Association’s 75th Anniversary. The Soderstrom Society Dinner will be held this year on Saturday, September 8, 2007, the eve of GRAPH EXPO®, at the Art Institute of Chicago, which was also the site of NAPL’s 50th Anniversary celebration in 1983. The Soderstrom Society Dinner will also include the induction of new Soderstrom Society members and the presentation of the 2007 Walter E. Soderstrom Award, which this year

The National Council for Skill Standards in Graphic Communications has announced the retirement of W.H. "Bill" Smith, current managing director, as well as the relocation of the council from its existing Kennebunk, ME, headquarters to the Harry V. Quadracci Printing & Graphics Center in Pewaukee, WI. Edmond Kelley, immediate past board chairman, will become the managing director upon Smith's retirement. Elizabeth Meyer and Sandra Michael have joined York, PA-based Print-O-Stat as regional sales consultants to serve regional office locations for the 49-year-old firm. They both come to Print-O-Stat with strong backgrounds in sales, marketing and management. IPA, the Association of Graphic Solutions Providers, announced that Clarence

PARAMUS, NJ—Two of the leading educational associations in the commercial printing industry have teamed up to add more value for their respective memberships. The National Association for Printing Leadership (NAPL) and the Research & Engineering Council of the Graphic Arts Industry (R&E Council) have agreed to a merger. The latter is being renamed the R&E Council of the NAPL, with all members of the R&E Council and their companies enrolled as full corporate members of NAPL. The R&E Council of the NAPL will be managed from the NAPL headquarters located here. R&E Council Managing Director Ron Mihills will join NAPL as the council's

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