White Stone, VA, August 2004— The Research & Engineering Council of the National Association for Printing Leadership has called for nominations for its Pressroom Operations Manager of the Year award. The recipient will be named November 16 at the 30th annual R&E Council Productivity in the Pressroom Conference in Chicago. The award recognizes an individual who personifies the principles of leadership in pressroom operations management, and who has a proven record of providing outstanding service for customers and creating value for his or her company. The 2003 award was presented to Mike Popp, Vice President of Press Operations at Quad/Graphics, Sussex, WI. The 2002 award was presented to David Knoff, Vice President of Manufacturing for Arandell Corporation, Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin.
“This award is presented annually to honor those who excel in the challenging arena of pressroom management,” said Ron Mihills, managing director of the R&E Council of NAPL. “It is not meant for company presidents and owners, but for those individuals who are integrally involved in pressroom production activities, including, but not limited to, pressroom managers, plant managers, or plant engineers.” Nominations for the 2004 R&E Council Pressroom Operations Manager of the Year award may be submitted by co-workers, company owners, suppliers, or industry colleagues. In addition to a completed application form, letters of recommendation and support of the nomination are welcome. Nomination forms are available at www.napl.org/services/events/documents/POMCallforNominatons2004.pdf.
Since 1950, the Research & Engineering Council of the National Association for Printing Leadership has been 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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