John Berthelsen

We have assembled a trio of printer profiles detailing the positive year-over-year growth enjoyed by these establishments. They're living proof that, no matter how tough times can get, there are always those companies who can see their way clear to prosperity.

Attendees at the 2009 Offset and Beyond Conference, which kicked-off yesterday and takes place through Wednesday, May 6, are taking advantage of the advice and experience of some of the world's top business and print leaders. In addition to Printing Industries of America's stable of experts, key presenters at this year's event being held at Caesars Palace include Howard Putnam, the former CEO of Southwest Airlines. Putnam spoke about leadership in turbulent times.

Honor Societies Merge, Induct New Members The Ash Khan Society of PIA and the Society of Fellows of GATF have merged to form The Ben Franklin Society of PIA/GATF. The officers for the new Ben Franklin Society are Robert Murphy, chairman; Kent Martin, vice chairman; William Evans, secretary; and Ted Ringman, treasurer. The Ash Khan Society and the Society of Fellows have inducted 15 new members including: Robert Brown, CEO, Goss International; Wendell Burns, president and CEO, Jones Printing; John Green, president, Automated Graphic Systems; David Langhans; Herbert Hall Provence III, former president of Provence Printing; Charles Vaughan, president, Vaughan Printing; Alfred McCulloch, retired

WAUNAKEE, WI—Suttle Press has entered into an agreement to acquire Straus Printing, of Madison, WI. The combined sales will make the company, to be called Suttle-Straus, one of southern Wisconsin's largest printers at more than $23 million. Plans call for expanding Suttle's Waunakee location by about 30,000 to 100,000 square feet, enabling the companies to be consolidated into one location. "The combination of these two firms will provide a unique opportunity for providing a wide range of products and services to a broad client base," notes Suttle Press President and past Printing Impressions Printing Industry Hall of Fame inductee John Berthelsen. "We are very excited about

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