Paramus, N.J., Feb. 21, 2003 — Heidelberg USA, Kennesaw, Ga., is the recipient of the 2003 Industry Award from the National Association for Printing Leadership (NAPL). The award will be presented to Heidelberg USA President and CEO Niels M. Winther on Feb. 22, 2003, during NAPL’s 2003 Top Management Conference in Scottsdale, Ariz.
In announcing the award, Joseph P. Truncale, NAPL president and CEO, said, “Heidelberg’s contribution to the printing and graphic arts industries is ongoing and immeasurable. NAPL is extremely proud to present its 2003 Industry Award to this fine company.”
Heidelberg USA was chosen to receive this year’s NAPL Industry Award in recognition of its comprehensive contribution to the graphic communications industry. The manufacturer was honored for developing a broad spectrum of advanced products, including sheetfed and web offset presses, digital printing presses, prepress units, machines for cutting, folding, and binding publications, and high-performance copiers.
It was also cited for being a driving force behind the integration of prepress, press, and postpress operations, and for expanding the knowledge base of the industry through its Print Media Academy. Heidelberg also supports industry education through its sponsorship of several NAPL initiatives, including the Association’s Printing Economics Research Center (PERC) econometric studies and reporting, Economic Edge newsletter and State of the Industry Report; its flagship publication, Printing Manager magazine; its Profit Connection_ website and its Center for Professional Development learning resources.
About Heidelberg: A global solutions provider for the print media industry, Heidelberg has nearly 25,000 employees in 170 countries. Headquartered in Heidelberg, Germany, the company manufactures sheetfed, digital, and web press systems, as well as prepress and postpress components, software and consumables for all printing applications. Heidelberg has 18 manufacturing sites and 250 support centers worldwide, providing 240,000 customers with service and knowledge. Heidelberg USA is based in Kennesaw, Ga.
About the NAPL Industry Award: The NAPL Industry Award is bestowed annually to a graphic arts manufacturer or supplier company in recognition of a specific, noteworthy contribution to the industry. Candidate companies must also have an untarnished record of conducting business fairly and honestly and of providing quality products or services.
The Industry Award is part of the NAPL Awards program, which also includes a Technical Leadership Award. The Technical Leadership Award is presented annually to an individual in the graphic arts industry who in all respects personifies the principles of craftsmanship. The award recognizes definable achievement in some area of technical endeavor that can be broadly characterized as technical leadership. This leadership may be demonstrated through work in associations or practical technological achievement or intervention.
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