NAPL Honors Lawrence Warter of Fujifilm with Award for Technical Leadership
Press release from the issuing company
HANOVER PARK, Ill. (July 30, 2002) — Because of his tireless dedication to and participation in the graphic arts industry, the National Association for Printing Leadership (NAPL), headquartered in Paramus, N.J., has awarded Fujifilm’s Lawrence C. Warter with the organization’s Technical Leadership Award.
NAPL presents this award each year to an individual who "in all respects, personifies the principles of craftsmanship." The award recognizes definable achievement in technical leadership for the graphic arts industry and can be demonstrated through work in associations or practical technological achievement or intervention.
He is the director of new business development for Fuji Photo Film, U.S.A., Inc. and has been involved in the graphic arts community for more than 30 years. A member of numerous organizations and groups, Warter is widely recognized as a leading expert and speaks at a variety of industry events on a number of topics.
"Larry's contribution to the graphic arts industry has been profound and far-reaching," notes I. Gregg Van Wert, president of NAPL. "The many new markets and product applications he's developed have been an effective response to evolving industry needs. His support of ground-breaking programs, such as NAPL's E-connection electronic commerce education initiative, have helped advance the industry. Add to those accomplishments his active participation in trade shows and on the boards of numerous industry organizations and it becomes obvious that Larry is one of the industry's most valuable assets."
"We’re fortunate to have Larry as a part of Fujifilm," said Tim Combs, vice president and general manager of Fujifilm’s Graphic Systems Division. "His unselfish contribution of time and his dedication to the advancement of this industry are unequaled and this recognition is well earned."
During Warter’s career in the graphic arts industry, he has been an active volunteer in many associations, including GATF, WOA, GCA, R&E Council, NAPL, IPA, SWOP, GRACoL, SNAP, TAGA GAMIS, CIP4, CGATS, ISO, PGSF, EPS, and ICC.
Established in 1983 and headquartered in Hanover Park, Ill., Fujifilm’s Graphic Systems Division is dedicated to providing end-users with the most comprehensive level of service and products available on the market today. Fujifilm provides end-users with a total electronic imaging solution with a complement of both consumables and hardware to serve the most demanding needs of the graphic industry. www.fujifilm.com
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