Pittsburgh, PA, October 19, 2007-Printing Industries of America/Graphic Arts Technical Foundation (PIA/GATF) is seeking to honor an outstanding engineer, scientist, or researcher in the printing industry. Nominations for the Robert F. Reed Technology Medal are due November 20, 2007.
Established in 1974 by PIA/GATF's Ben Franklin Society, this award perpetuates the memory of Robert F. Reed (1905-1973), "Dean of Lithography." Reed's contributions to the understanding of the lithographic processes and materials were perhaps the most significant and important made by any man of his time. Past recipients of the Reed Medal include Richard McKrell, Tony Johnson, Robert Bassemir, Harold Gegenheimer, and Michael Bruno.
A candidate must be a technically or scientifically oriented person who has worked as an engineer or a scientist in the graphic communications industry for a period of 10 years or more.
A candidate must have an outstanding record of technical and scientific accomplishments that measurably aided the scientific development of the graphic communications industry.
It is preferred that such activities be extended over a period of time and not be confined to one project or development.
Previous winners are not eligible for a second award. Candidates do not have to be PIA/GATF members.
This year's Reed Medal recipient will be presented with an engraved and die-struck bronze medal at the 60th Annual Technical Association of the Graphic Arts (TAGA) Conference, March 14-19, in San Francisco, CA.
To receive a nomination form, contact Deena Hower, PIA/GATF's marketing assistant, by phoning 412-259-1702 or by emailing [email protected]
Written requests can be directed to Deena Hower, 200 Deer Run Road, Sewickley, PA 15143-2600.