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NAPL Installs New Officers and Board Members

Tuesday, November 06, 2007

Press release from the issuing company

PARAMUS, N.J., November 5, 2007 – NAPL the trade association for excellence in graphic communications management, has announced the new officers and members of its Board of Directors as of September 9, 2007. The new Board members were introduced at the Association's Annual Meeting in Chicago.
The new officers are:
Chairman: Stephen L. Johnson, president, RR Donnelley-State, Columbia, SC
Vice Chairman: William F. (Bill) Woods, Jr., president/CEO, The EPI Companies, Marietta, GA
Secretary/Treasurer: Keith Kemp, president, Xerographic Digital Printing, Orlando, FL
Joan B. Davidson, group president of Sheridan Publication Services (The Sheridan Group) is now Immediate Past Chairman, having completed a two-year term as Chairman. In addition, David Pitts, president of Classic Graphics in Charlotte, NC, has been named to the Board's Executive Committee.
New Board members are:
Charles R. Gehman (Chuck), director, product management, EFI, Pittsburgh, PA
Kevin Joyce, managing director (U.S. and Canada), Kodak, Norwalk, CT
Niels M. Winther, chairman of the board, Think Patented, Dayton, OH
"We're pleased to welcome this new state of officers and Board members," says NAPL president and CEO Joseph P. Truncale. "Through their leadership, NAPL will continue to provide the insights, strategies and guidance our industry has come to expect from its Association."
About the Officers and Board:
Stephen L. Johnson, president of RR Donelley-State, moves to the Chairmanship after two years as Vice Chairman. He began his printing industry career as a scheduler at R.L. Bryan Company in Columbia, SC. He joined Washburn Graphics in 1977. He held various operational and general management positions with Washburn and, subsequently, Cadmus Communications until 1995, when he joined Graphic Industries, Inc., as president of State Printing in Columbia, SC. Graphic Industries was purchased by Wallace Computer Services in 1997, then by Moore Corporation in 2003, and finally by RR Donnelley in 2004. He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Education from Eastern Illinois University in 1975 and a Master's Degree in Printing and Industrial Management from the Graduate School of Industrial Education at Clemson University.  He has served as a member of the NAPL Board of Directors since 2000 and was elected that same year into NAPL's Walter E. Soderstrom Society, which honors and recognizes individuals in the printing industry who have significantly contributed to the development and the progress of the graphic arts.
William F. (Bill) Woods, Jr. moves to the Vice Chairman's position after serving two years as Secretary/Treasurer. He is president/CEO of The EPI Companies which specializes in creating and executing strategic marketing projects and campaigns. He has worked at the company since its inception in 1969, becoming EPI's president in 1981 and CEO in 1993. He holds an advertising degree from the University of Georgia, and is also a member of the State Bar of Georgia. He has been a member of the NAPL Board of Directors since 2000 and was elected that same year into NAPL's Walter E. Soderstrom Society, which honors and recognizes individuals in the printing industry who have significantly contributed to the development and the progress of the graphic arts.
Keith Kemp, Secretary/Treasurer, is president of Xerographic Digital Printing. He entered the printing industry as a copier salesman for Eastman Kodak. In 1994, he transitioned into business ownership by joining Xerographic Digital Printing with a focus on sales. This new challenge has provided Keith with many learning opportunities, including volunteer leadership positions such as president of NAQP and active involvement in various local organizations. He is a graduate of the University of Texas. In 2007 he was elected into NAPL's Walter E. Soderstrom Society, which honors and recognizes individuals in the printing industry who have significantly contributed to the development and the progress of the graphic arts
Joan B. Davidson, Immediate Past Chairman, is group president, Sheridan Publication Services, She has served as Secretary/Treasurer of the Print and Graphics Scholarship Foundation of the Graphic Arts (PGSF) Board of Directors. In 2000 she was elected into NAPL's Walter E. Soderstrom Society, which honors and recognizes individuals in the printing industry who have significantly contributed to the development and the progress of the graphic arts. She has a Bachelor of Arts degree from College of Notre Dame of Maryland and an MBA from Loyola College of Maryland.
David Pitts is president and co-founder of Classic Graphics, Inc. He began his career in printing via a high school vocational program and, following graduation, took a job as a press operator. Six years later he co-founded Classic Graphics, which provides sheetfed offset and digital printing, fulfillment, mailing, and data services, at two facilities. He has also served as an advisor
to graphics programs at Central Piedmont Community College and Appalachian State University. He attended Western Kentucky University. In 2001 he was elected into NAPL's Walter E. Soderstrom Society, which honors and recognizes individuals in the printing industry who have significantly contributed to the development and the progress of the graphic arts
Charles R. Gehman (Chuck) is director, product management, for EFI. He is an experienced product executive, with track record at several industry startups, and a pioneer in the Web-To-Print application area. Chuck is responsible for the development of a broad portfolio of products at EFI.  Industry activities include serving as current chairman of the Digital Smart Factory Committee of NAPL's R&E Council and as a vice president of The Technical Association of the Graphic Arts (TAGA). Chuck is also a member of the IEEE and the Internet Society. He has written numerous articles for trade publications, and is the author of three books on topics related to print and information technology.
Kevin Joyce was named managing director, United States & Canada (US&C) region for Kodak's Graphic Communications Group (GCG) in April 2005. He has over 15 years of experience in executive sales, marketing and business management, specializing in high-tech electronic imaging and graphic arts business. From 1993-2001, he worked with Creo, Inc., a $600M international provider of electronic prepress systems to the graphic arts industry, moving from Director of Sales to President of Creo America. He is active in Printing Industries of America, the E-Commerce Committee, Web Offset Advisory Committee and Vuepoint Advisory Committee. He is a graduate from St. Michael's College and also completed an Executive Development Program at the Harvard Graduate School of Business. In 2007 he was elected into NAPL's Walter E. Soderstrom Society, which honors and recognizes individuals in the printing industry who have significantly contributed to the development and the progress of the graphic arts.
Niels M. Winther is chairman and co-owner Think Patented, a leading graphic communications company. He has held positions as president or CEO in several major firms including Heidelberg USA Inc, Baumfolder, and the East Asiatic Company, and he has been a board member in dozens of others throughout his career. He holds an Honorary Doctorate of Business and Industry from Ferris State University, a B.A. Business Administration, from EAC's Commercial School and a Commercial Degree from the Commercial and Merchant School of Denmark, Copenhagen. In 2000 he was elected into NAPL's Walter E. Soderstrom Society, which honors and recognizes individuals in the printing industry who have significantly contributed to the development and the progress of the graphic arts

 

 

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