Pittsburgh, Pa., November 20, 2001— The Society of Fellows (SOF) of the Graphic Arts Technical Foundation (GATF) inducted four new members at its recent annual meeting on Thursday, October 25 in St. Petersburg, Florida. The meeting was held in conjunction with annual meetings for GATF, Print and Graphics Scholarship Foundation (PGSF) and Printing Industries of America (PIA).
"Each year we honor industry leaders who have made outstanding contributions to the progress of GATF and PGSF," said George Ryan, GATF president. "With the addition of our five newest members, over 500 select individuals have been elected into the SOF since its inception in 1969. I’m pleased to announce our new honorees."
Lisle T. Caldwell—Serving as GATF pressroom manager during the Foundation’s move from Chicago to Pittsburgh, Lisle set up the GATF pressroom in 1965. He also developed the GATF sheetfed operating workshop in 1969 and designed the first GATF test form. After working for Westvaco in Newark, Delaware and Washburn Graphics (now Cadmus Communications) in Charlotte, North Carolina, Lisle returned to GATF to serve as one of the Foundation’s finest technical consultants on sheetfed issues. Even after he left GATF for a management position with ink manufacturer Monarch Color Corporation in Charlotte, North Carolina, he supported GATF by providing efficient air cleaners for sheetfed presses and, for special cases, continued to consult for GATF members.
Gerald A. Henseler—Presently the executive vice president and chief financial officer with Banta Corporation in Menasha, Wisconsin, Gerry has been an outstanding supporter of GATF and PGSF. Throughout the past 10 years, he made the progression from GATF secretary to treasurer and on up to vice-chair. Ultimately, he was elected to serve a term as chairman (for a two-year period), during the planning stages of the GATF/PIA consolidation. His tenure actually began as the consolidation was being finalized. Gerry’s financial background was invaluable in helping GATF evaluate the effect the consolidation would have on both organizations.
Lawrence M. Miller—Larry exemplifies the experience, character, and personal relationships that characterize SOF members. Joining the industry in 1980 as a sales engineer for TEC Systems, he became known as "Mr. Dryer" to web offset printers around the world. In 1998, he joined Baldwin as vice president, sales and marketing for Baldwin’s Graphic Systems Division. He is now corporate vice president for sales and services for the parent corporation, Baldwin Technology Corporation. Larry has been a frequent speaker at industry meetings and currently serves on the Executive Committee for the Research and Engineering Council of the Graphic Arts. Based in Green Bay, Wisconsin, he is currently supporting GATF as the main liaison from Baldwin and is coordinating the donation of an ink-leveling system and blanket washers being installed on GATF’s new web press in 2002.
Murray I. Suthons—Currently with thirty years of experience as a reproduction printer, machine erector, instructor, and trainer, in 1980 Murray was chosen as GATF’s Canadian Regional Representative. He also was employed by a firm that serviced Heidelberg presses in Canada. Presently a Seattle-based technical consultant for GATF, he is a developer of new sheetfed seminars and is one of the Foundation’s most popular sheetfed seminar leaders. He has assisted members throughout North America and in over 20 other countries, reviews GATF technical education publications for accuracy, and is instrumental in the on-going development of GATF’s Six-Color Press Test Form, which he has used to evaluate printing presses worldwide for most of the major machine manufacturers.
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