KPG CEO Jeff Jacobson Awarded Women In Production's Luminaire Award
Tuesday, March 25, 2003
Norwalk, Connecticut, USA – Women in Production (WIP), a not-for-profit professional and educational organization of women and men from all areas of the graphic arts industry, awarded Kodak Polychrome Graphics (KPG) Chief Executive Officer Jeff Jacobson its prestigious 2002 Luminaire Award. The Luminaire Awards annually recognize individuals in the graphic arts who are both innovators and educators, and who have contributed significantly to the advancement of the industry. “The Luminaire Award signifies our membership’s recognition of the exemplary personal dedication and professional achievement of individuals in the graphic arts and digital communities,” said Nina Wintringham, WIP President. “As a founding manager of Kodak Polychrome Graphics, Jeff’s resolve and astuteness have helped the company to achieve worldwide dominance. He is absolutely committed to interaction with customers. His recent appointment as chairman of the Advisory Committee for NYU’s Center for the Graphic Arts exemplifies his commitment to education and development of industry talent.” The 16th Annual Luminaire Awards Dinner occurred March 19 in New York City. Others receiving the award included Thomas Colaprico, Director, Print Purchasing, Time, Inc.; Vivian Cunningham, Executive Vice President, Director Creative Services, Lowe New York; Laura Gale, partner, Senior Vice President, priNexus; and Kathy Maguire, General Manager — Paper, News America, Inc. Jacobson is one of the founding managers of KPG, a leading worldwide supplier of digital, conventional and business solutions to the graphic arts industry. He has helped build and lead the organization, a joint venture between Eastman Kodak Company and Sun Chemical, since its inception. Named CEO of Kodak Polychrome Graphics in March 2000, Jacobson formerly served as President, KPG, Americas, and Corporate Senior Vice President of the organization. In May 2001, the Association of Graphic Communication honored Jacobson with the Power of Communication Award. The award recognizes leaders in the graphic arts for their positive influence, creative excellence and outstanding achievements in the world of communications and publishing. New York University tapped Jacobson to chair its Graphic Communications Management and Technology Program Board of Advisors in November 2002.