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Dannie Young To Head Prepress For Congressional Record, Federal Register

Press release from the issuing company

August 7, 2003 -- Public Printer of the United States Bruce James has appointed Dannie E. Young, a printer with 45 years' experience, as Superintendent of the Government Printing Office's (GPO) Electronic Photocomposition Division (EPD).   In that position, Young is responsible for GPO's extensive prepress operations, including the typesetting and proofreading of the Congressional Record and the Federal Register, as well as the full spectrum of Federal publications printed by GPO.  Other aspects of the job include file preparation for the electronic versions of Government publications made available by GPO Access (www.gpoaccess.gov) and management of the GPO Technical Documentation Facility in Atlantic City, NJ.    Commenting on the appointment, Robert E. Schwenk, Managing Director of Plant Operations, said " We are fortunate to have a person of Dannie's caliber available in the GPO.  He's worked with GPO's electronic typesetting systems from the beginning more than 25 years ago, and has thrived in an environment of almost constant change and high-speed development.  This tremendous experience, in combination with his leadership skills and his ability to implement change, make him a great asset in the transformation of GPO into an information factory for the 21st century."   Young's career in composition began at the Judd & Detweiler plant, formerly on Florida Avenue in DC, where he became Judd's first African American Foreperson Printer Compositor. In 1971, he came to GPO as a Monotype Operator and, when electronic photocomposition was introduced, he quickly signed on as Photocomposition Keyboard Operator, becoming one of the first 15 GPO employees in a division that now numbers more than 300.  In 1987, he rose to Group Chief and then Acting Foreman of the Text Processing Computer Section before transferring to the Graphic Systems Development Division as a Printing Specialist.  Young returned to Electronic Photocomposition to take a promotion to Assistant Foreperson in the Keyboard Section.  In 1994, he was promoted again to Foreperson of the Proof and Copy Markup Section.  He was promoted to Assistant Superintendent of Electronic Photocomposition Division in 1998.    A native Washingtonian and product of its public school system, Young enjoys traveling, singing with his church choir, mentoring, and playing chess and cards.  Young and his wife of 42 years, Blinda, reside in Mitchellville, MD.  They have two sons and one grandson.