White Stone, VA, May 2005 — Vincent Iacobelli, Bindery Manager of National Publishing Company, a Courier Corporation subsidiary, has been named the 2005 Binding, Finishing and Distribution Operations Manager of the Year by the R&E Council of NAPL. First presented in 2004, the award is made annually to a postpress manager with a proven record of providing outstanding service for customers and creating value for his or her company. The honor was bestowed upon Iacobelli on April 5 at the R&E Council 47th Annual Binding, Finishing and Distribution Seminar in Chicago.
In announcing the award, Ronald L. Mihills, R&E Council managing director, noted: “Vince Iacobelli has been employed by National Publishing Company in Philadelphia since 1965. He began work as a folder operator and advanced through the ranks until today he manages a three-shift, 185-employee operation. His bindery workforce has an average length of service exceeding 17 years, which is testimony to his leadership and insistence on training on all bindery equipment. His department is responsible for binding more than 30 million book annually.”
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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