Nicholas (Nick) Simon, the president of Publishers Press and a 2003 inductee into the Printing Impressions/RIT Printing Industry Hall of Fame, passed away June 10 at the age of 57. He helped build his family business to a $180 million concern, with 1,400 employees and two plants. Nicholas Simon was involved in numerous charitable and civic endeavors, including the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation. He was also inducted into the Kentuckiana Business Hall of Fame.

HANOVER PARK, IL—The Graphic Systems Div. of Fuji Photo Film U.S.A. recently played host to the third annual Customer Alliance Summit in Miami Beach, FL. The summit was designed as an opportunity for Fujifilm executives and representatives of each area of the graphic arts world to convene to discuss issues and concerns of today, as well as possibilities and plans for tomorrow. The three-day event included representatives from high-powered advertising agencies, people from major corporations like American Express, Hasbro, Kraft and Sony, as well as representatives from renowned publishing houses such as Condé Nast, Hearst and McGraw-Hill. In addition, Fujifilm also invited customers Michael

BY ERIK CAGLE The way Michael Simon sees it, retirement is not a light at the end of the tunnel. The executive vice president and co-owner of Publishers Press is already there, so to speak. He's 42 years of age, enjoying the best that retirement has to offer without being retired. "I was blessed with the opportunity to do something I love," says Simon, who is one of the youngest executives elected into the Printing Impressions/RIT Printing Industry Hall of Fame as part of the 2002 class. "When you truly enjoy what you do, work is less a challenge and more like a

Philadelphia--Four exceptional production executives will be inducted into the Printing Impressions/Rochester Institute of Technology Printing Industry Hall of Fame at the 15th Annual Gold Ink Awards Reception and Banquet, to be held October 7, 2002, in the McCormick Place Grand Ballroom during Graph Expo and Converting Expo 2002 in Chicago. For seating availability, contact Michael Cooper at 888-627-2630 or mcooper@napco.com. DONALD BELCHER is chairman of Banta Corp. Prior to joining the Menasha, WI-based printer in 1995, Belcher spent 24 years with Avery Dennison. When the opportunity to take the helm at Banta presented itself, it fulfilled Belcher's dream of leading a publicly held company.

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