Kennebunk, ME, October 30, 2002 — The National Council for Skill Standards in Graphic Communications has announced new Officers and Board Directors for 2003. The Executive Committee and Officers for the coming year are: Susan Kinney, Board Chairman and Owner/President, The Castle Press; Donald C. Friedel, Board Vice-Chair and Vice President, Organizational Development, Anderson Lithograph; Frank V. Kanonik, Secretary/Treasurer and National Program Manager, Customer Education Services, Xerox Corporation. Co-Chairs of the Skill Standards and Certification Committee: Alan Clayton, Supervisor, Program Development, Westinghouse Savannah River Co., and Richard A. Mix, Technical Director, Flexographic Technical Association. Co-Chairs of the Promotion and Dissemination Committee: Raymond V. Corigliano, Division Technical Trainer, Vertis, Inc., and William G. Kindt, CPSS, Quality Manager, Worth Higgins & Association, Inc.
New Board Directors include Paul Fecke, General Manager, Press Operations, Quad/Graphics, Inc.; James Goff, Bindery Manager, Vertis, Inc.; Charles W. Kruger, Quality and Training Specialist, Lake County Press, Inc.; Damian McInerney, Training Specialist, Cadmus Communications, Inc.; Todd Roth, Director, Press Department, The West Group; and Cindy Cole Semans, Process and Skills Improvement Manager, Packaging Corporation of America.
The National Council presently offers seven skill certification examinations for the printing, publishing and advertising industries, including Litho (Sheet and Web) Offset Press Operators’ Multicolor Certification Examinations; the Flexo Press Operator’s Multicolor Certification Examination; and the Digital Imaging Certification Examination (DICE) Series, including Composition, Job Engineering, Image Capture and Digital Output. The press operator exams are multiple-choice, three-hour written exams, and the DICE Series are computer-interactive, offered on-line through StaffingTools.com, each ninety minutes in length. StaffingTools, Inc. is a United States-based e-learning company focused on providing a complete assessment, training and certification system for the Graphic Communications Industry. Contact: Julie Jankowski, Director of Corporate Sales, 3902B Old SR 37 South, Bloomington, IN 47401. Phone: 812-355-3030; Fax: 812-355-3040. E-mail: [email protected]
, Web site: www.staffingtools.com. For additional information and registration procedures for the DICE Series access the Council Web site: www.ncssgc.org.
The National Council is a nonprofit organization governed by a board of directors, established to maintain and improve the competitiveness of the graphic communications industry through the development and maintenance of skill standards; the promotion and dissemination of skill standards; and the voluntary testing and certification of technical professionals in graphic communications. Contact: Managing Director, National Council for Skill Standards, 408 Lafayette Center, Kennebunk, Maine 04043. Phone: 207-985-9898; Fax: 207-985-6347. E-mail: [email protected]
Web site: www.ncssgc.org.