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TAGA Honors Helene Juhola with Michael H. Bruno Award

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SEWICKLEY, Penn., May 19, 2005 – In appreciation for her dedicated services and contributions to the international graphic arts community, the Technical Association of the Graphic Arts (TAGA) honored Helene Juhola with the organization’s distinguished Michael H. Bruno Award. “We’re proud to give this prestigious award to Helene for her unending dedication and distinguished work in the graphic arts community,” says William Ray, TAGA president. The award was announced and given during the organization’s 57th Annual Technical Conference, recently held in Toronto. Juhola is currently the Director of Research and Development for the Federation of the Finnish Media Industry in Helsinki, Finland. A central organization supported by a majority of Finnish communication companies, the Federation generates about 90 percent of the media advertising sales and represent 80 percent of the total Finnish media market. During her 26-year career, Juhola has authored more than 100 scientific and technical papers, covering topics such as print quality control and automation, management systems, eLearning, hybrid media and intelligent and communicative packaging. She also works to encourage companies, organizations and even countries to coordinate and share their work for the advancement of the industry. She constantly promotes the value of cooperation between various R&D organizations and has pioneered efforts to coordinate joint international projects between her native Finland and Russia, Scandinavia and other countries within the European Union. “We’re very grateful to Helene for all of the work she’s done on behalf of our organization and within our industry,” adds Ray. “She’s very deserving and, I think, would make Michael Bruno quite proud.” Given annually, the Michael H. Bruno Award is named for the late Michael H. Bruno, who passed away earlier this year. He worked in the printing industry throughout his entire career, and was well respected and had an incredible knowledge of the industry. A kind and gentle man, he was passionate about printing as well as the people who produced it.