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IPA Announces David Schawk, Schawk, Inc., as New Chair of the Board

Press release from the issuing company

Edina , MN —January 16, 2006—David Schawk, Schawk, Inc., has been elected to serve a one-year term as chair of the IPA Board of Directors. Other officers elected to serve with Schawk are 1st Vice Chair Bob Childs, DCI, and 2nd Vice Chair, Gail Ludewig, TotalWorks. Kent Hatterick, Beck Graphic Solutions, is past chair, and Roni Buczynski, Vertis, Inc., has been appointed secretary/treasurer. Board members Gary Stafford, Lazer Incorporated, and Murray Todd, Total Graphics, have been appointed to serve on the Executive Committee with the officers. Elected to serve three-year terms on the IPA Board are Jimmy Carman, Group360; Alayne Jurgens, c3 Premedia Solutions; Brent Moncrief, Capps Digital; Steve Olberding, Phototype; and Abhay Sharma, Ryerson University. They join the following previously elected board members: Paul Baudhuin, Digital Color; Cindy Calvert-Copeland, Graphics Universal; Joseph Demharter, Pitman Company; Chip Harding, Harper House; Kathy McHugh, Kodak Polychrome Graphics; Tony Myrie, RR Donnelley; Luca Naccarato, Southern Graphic Systems; David Peterson, Banta PreMedia Services; Gary Stafford, Lazer Incorporated; Dan Stillwell, LAgraphico; Murray Todd, Total Graphics; Larry Warter, Enovation, A Fujifilm Company; Richard Whitsitt, TSI Graphics; and Bob Zoelle, DuPont Imaging Technologies. The Board will help IPA continue to provide insights and resources that enhance members' profitability by strengthening their graphic workflow competencies. New IPA Chair, David Schawk, President and CEO of Schawk, Inc., commented “We look forward to keeping IPA fiscally strong, technology driven and innovative with its benefits to membership. We will continue to make the IPA the best industry association in graphic communications and strive to be the glue that holds the industry together.” IPA President, Steve Bonoff, adds, “IPA looks forward to an exciting year of helping our members achieve increased efficiency and profitability from their graphics workflow. Through our Webinars, Technical Conference, special reports and publications, IPA is committed to being the leading source of graphic workflow knowledge for our members.”