William Bachman

PITTSBURGH—February 1, 2008—Printing Industries of America/Graphic Arts Technical Foundation (PIA/GATF) is pleased to announce that William Bachman, Vice President of Cohber Press, Inc. in Rochester, New York, is the recipient of the 2007 Lewis Memorial Lifetime Achievement Award. Bachman began his career in the graphic communications industry over 35 years ago as a graphics computer operator for Great Lakes Press. In 1982, he partnered with Buzz Webber to purchase Rochester Magnagraphics, which was later renamed Rochester Empire Graphics; here Bachman served as President and was responsible for day-to-day operations. With Bachman’s assistance, the firm grew substantially, and in 1998, Rochester Empire Graphics merged

German-Themed Event Successful TROY, MI—More than 800 clients, vendors and friends of Tepel Brothers Printing sampled bratwurst and strudel, and enjoyed authentic entertainment by the Frankenmuth Schuhplattlers at the company’s fourth Oktoberfest celebration. Tepel Brothers Printing President Jim Tepel, left, and Vice President Harriet Tepel awarded their Oktoberfest grand door prize of a trip to Germany to Laura Jerome. The client from Anchor Bay Entertainment said the trip for two will make an ideal honeymoon following her wedding next summer. The Ben Franklin Society of PIA/GATF inducted 12 new members at an annual black-tie ceremony in November. The new members are: William

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