Pittsburgh, Pa. – At its October board meeting, the Print and Graphics Scholarship Foundation (PGSF) elected several new members as well as re-electing existing members to additional terms. The PGSF Board directs an endowed fund of just under $10 million that is dedicated towards encouraging young people to consider the graphics field as a career and then assisting in their education process to facilitate that end.
Nominated for new three-year terms on the board were:
Helene Blanchette, Xerox
Chris Curran, Napco Media
Brian Regan, Semper International
Stephen Richards, RNSI
Ed Young, Heidelberg
Nominated for additional three-year terms were:
Bill Michael, Cisco
Ron Rose, Nova Pressroom Products
Joe Schember, Mohawk Papers
Rod Sosa, Fres-co Systems USA
Ted Straus, Suttle-Straus
Matt Vertrees, Olympus Press
Niels Winther, Think Patented
Jeff White, EFI
Doug Yeager, Alcom Printing
These directors, along with the rest of the board, bring a diverse cross section of industry experience to leading PGSF and maintaining relevance in a changing industry and educational environment.
PGSF recently released new career materials that have been widely praised throughout the industry. Attracting youth, training new employees and replacing current workforce loses are major issues for companies of all sizes across the country. The Foundation is actively addressing these issues and providing tools for companies to enhance their own efforts in this area.
For information on how you or your organization can contribute to the future of the graphic arts industry, please contact John Berthelsen at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the site at www.pgsf.org.