White Stone, VA, February 14, 2002—The Research and Engineering Council of the Graphic Arts Industry honored Quad/Graphics founder and president Harry V. Quadracci at its recent annual meeting in Orlando, Florida. Quadracci was named the 2002 recipient of the R&E Council John L. Kronenberg Industry Leadership Award. Presented annually, the Kronenberg Award denotes long and dedicated service to both the R&E Council and the graphic arts industry. Harry V. Quadracci founded Quad/Graphics and leads what is now the largest privately held printer of magazines, catalogs and books in the Western Hemisphere. Prior to receiving the R&E Council Kronenberg Award, Quadracci had been named Wisconsin’s 1997 Entrepreneur of the Year, and in 1999 received the Web Offset Association inaugural Vision Award. In 2000, he was named a national hero by Poland for his contributions to the Polish economy.
Also honored at the meeting were Dr. Terry L. Bradley, Charles L. Dine, Stephen Franzino, John G. St. John, and Lawrence M. Miller, all of whom were inducted into the Nonpareil Society of the Council. All are members of the R&E Executive Committee and have been active in Council affairs for many years. Bradley is Technical Director of Komori America Corporation. Dine is Manager of Corporate Industrial Engineering for Banta Corporation. Franzino is Vice President of Technology for Courier Corporation. St. John is President of Systems Technology Inc. Miller, recently retired from Baldwin Technology, is an industry consultant.
In announcing the awards, R&E Council Managing Director Ronald L. Mihills said: "The Council is pleased to name Harry Quadracci, a true leader in the graphic arts industry, as the 2002 Kronenberg Award recipient. He joins only twelve other executives who have been honored for their unfailing dedication to both the industry and the Council."
The Research & Engineering Council of the Graphic Arts Industry is dedicated to the education of printing industry personnel in the latest technologies and productivity improvement methods. The Council conducts seminars at which publishers, printers, educators, consultants and suppliers meet to share information and learn about leading edge technologies affecting the graphic arts industry. At three annual seminars—Pressroom, Bindery, and Digital Smart Factory—the latest technologies are reviewed in the context of actual print production. The Council also holds technology breakfasts at key industry trade shows, and an annual meeting highlighting critical trends in the graphic arts industry. Information regarding membership and seminars is available from the Council at 804-436-9922, at [email protected]
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