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PIA/GATF Announces 2006 Slate of Officers

Press release from the issuing company

SEWICKLEY, PENNSYLVANIA, November 4, 2005—Printing Industries of America, Inc./Graphic Arts Technical Foundation (PIA/GATF) announces the slate of officers to be nominated at the Fall Administrative Meetings, scheduled for November 11–13. Eric Delzer, Delzer Lithograph Company, Waukesha, WI will be placed in nomination as 2006 Chairman of the Board. Dezler is president and co-owner of Delzer Litho. A long-time member of the Printing Industries of Wisconsin (PIW), he has been a member of PIW’s board of directors for 15 years, and previously served as chairman. On the national level, Delzer has sat on the PIA/GATF board of directors since 1993. Actively involved in his community, Delzer also sits on the boards of the Wisconsin chapter of Academic Achievement and Junior Achievement of Wisconsin, Inc. Delzer holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Economics from the University of Michigan and an MBA from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, and currently serves as an Adjunct Lecturer in Business at Carroll College, Waukesha, WI. Dave DeLana, will be nominated as 1st Vice-Chairman. He is president of Heritage Press, a graphic communications firm in Oklahoma City, OK. As a PIA/GATF board member since 1996, DeLana has spent five years on the Budget and Finance Committee as well as chairing the Presidents Conference Committee. Also active in his affiliate, PIA MidAmerica, he served eight years on the board of its predecessor, PIA of Oklahoma, including a stint as chair. A past president of the El Reno, Oklahoma, Chamber of Commerce and Economic Development Foundation, DeLana has been honored as Oklahoma’s Small Businessman of the Year. Another tireless volunteer in his community, DeLana is presently on the Board of Directors of Parkview Hospital and Oklahoma Prevent Blindness since 1992 and 1995, respectively. Janet Green, CEO of Greens Inc., CA, will be placed in nomination as 2nd Vice-Chairman. An active participant in local and national association work, Green is a past chairman of the board of Printing Industries Association of Southern California (PIASC), as well as a board member of long-standing. She has also served on numerous committees at the national level and has been a member of task forces charged with reviewing a key PIA/GATF program and the headquarters consolidation project. Greens, Inc. is a printing company in business since 1908; Ms. Green is the third generation to helm the company. In 2004, she was named PIASC Executive of the Year. Ken Kaufman, Chairman/CEO of Omniprint, Inc. in Lanham, MD, will be nominated for the position of Secretary. A long-standing member of both affiliate and national boards, Kaufman currently serves on the Board of Directors for Printing and Graphics Association MidAtlantic (PGAMA) as well as its predecessor, the Print & Graphic Communications Association (P&GCA). He served as president of P&GCA and is currently a member of the board for GABC. Hal Slager of Trico Graphics, Inc., Chicago, IL, will be placed in nomination as the new Treasurer. With service as a director of the Printing Industries of Illinois and Indiana (PII), including work on its Finance Committee, coupled with his academic credentials, Slager is well-qualified to take on his new responsibilities. A Certified Public Accountant by training, Slager has spent over 20 years with Trico Graphics. The company, founded as Triangle Engraving Company in 1915, has evolved to focus on sales and marketing support services. A driving force in advancing the company into electronic publishing by applying the capabilities of the Macintosh to prepress, Slager says he is living proof that one can turn a bean counter into a salesman. He also serves his community as a town councilman in Schererville, IN, and he is also a director for the Calumet Region Striders, a local running club of 500 members. Following the nomination and election of the officers by the PIA/GATF Board of Directors, an installation ceremony will take place on November 13, 2005 in San Francisco, CA.