PINE announces award winners
Monday, November 29, 2010
Press release from the issuing company
Barb Pellow, group director of international market research and strategic consulting firm InfoTrends, received the 2010 Industry Influencer Award from PINE (Printing Industries of New England) during its November 16 Industry Gala Event, part of the New England regional Awards of Excellence competition.
According to PINE president Jim Tepper, Pellow was recognized for her influential guidance to the New England graphic communications community and for her work in helping printing and graphic communication companies develop multi-media strategies to take advantage of the latest information technology.
Pellow received her award in front of hundreds of printing and graphic communications industry professionals gathered at the Newton Marriott to recognize companies from all over New England for their outstanding achievements in printing and the marketing communications.
In her acceptance speech, Pellow acknowledged, "This is an interesting time in the industry. There is uncertainty and fear, but I believe it's the time to take it on - opportunities are ripe. Print service providers need to look at creatives and marketers for ideas. They need to immerse themselves in technology and constantly innovate to stay current.“
Marty Moran, Northeast regional vice president of Heidelberg, presented Pellow her award. Heidelberg, an international print equipment manufacturer, has sponsored the award since it’s inception in 2003, which is presented annually to an individual whose work has influenced and improved the graphic communications industry.
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J.S. McCarthy Printers was honored with the Best of Show award from PINE (Printing Industries of New England) during its November 16 Awards Gala at the Newton Marriott, Newton, MA. The Gala tops off the New England regional graphic communications Awards of Excellence competition.
J.S. McCarthy received its Best of Show award for a catalog entry titled “Bold Ambitions”. The entry won a Pinnacle Award, the top award in the catalog category. The company also received Awards of Merit and Recognition for two other entries during the Gala. Jon Tardiff, Vice President at J.S. McCarthy said “It was a total honor to win Best of Show tonight.”
The annual competition and gala awards dinner is produced annually by PINE to recognize companies from all over New England for their outstanding achievements in printing and graphic communications.
The Awards of Excellence competition attracted over 200 entries from 30 printing and imaging companies across New England. Best of Category winners received a Pinnacle Award in honor of their outstanding work. A panel of three national industry professionals with extensive experience in printing and print production judged the wide range of work submitted.
According to PINE president Jim Tepper, each entry was judged anonymously on its own merit in a category with similar printed pieces. The judging criteria included printing registration, clarity and neatness, sharpness of photographs and line drawings, richness and tonal qualities of color, ink coverage, difficulty of printing, paper and ink selection, effective contrast or softness, overall visual impact, and bindery/finishing.
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Boutwell, Owens and Co. of Fitchburg, MA received the 2010 Dedication to Education Award from PINE (Printing Industries of New England) during its November 16 Industry Awards Gala.
According to PINE president Jim Tepper, the printed packaging company was recognized for its ongoing commitment to education, positive work environment, and continual improvement through training.
Maureen Bilotta, Boutwell-Owens’ human resources director, accepted the award in front of hundreds of printing and graphic communications industry professionals gathered at the Newton Marriott to recognize companies from all over New England for their outstanding achievements in printing.
In his presentation speech, Joe LaValla, PINE Vice Chairman, commended Boutwell-Owens as a company willing to “demonstrate their dedication to education by encouraging employees to participate in various opportunities offered within the industry. Boutwell-Owens is a company where new ideas are listened to, appreciated, and incorporated into ongoing training and learning.”
Each year, PINE presents the Dedication to Education Award to a member company whose leaders foster a workplace environment that supports learning and continual improvement of core competencies and skills. Leaders at progressive-minded companies demonstrate their commitment to ongoing training and development through financial support, internal promotions, and maintaining a positive work environment.
A complete list of winners in all categories can be found at www.pine.org.
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