PARAMUS, NJ, JANUARY 11, 2007 – NAPL, the trade association for excellence in graphic communications management, has selected 17 graphic communications companies to receive its 2006 Management Plus Awards, which recognize management excellence in all phases of operation. The highest Management Plus honor, the William K. Marrinan Hall of Fame Award, is bestowed on Bloomington Offset Process, Inc., a full-service printing, mailing, and fulfillment company based in Bloomington, Ill.
Three companies earned Management Plus Gold Awards, 10 received Silver Awards, and two were named Merit Award winners. Gold Award winners were Z3 Graphix, Lenexa, Kan; Action Printing, Fond du Lac, Wis.; Dome Printing, Sacramento, Calif; and McArdle Printing Co., Inc., Upper Marlboro, Md.
“Management Plus award winners are the kinds of organizations that have what it takes to succeed in today’s challenging marketplace—a high degree of management excellence in all operational areas,” said Joseph P. Truncale, NAPL president and chief executive officer. “I and everyone at NAPL extend our sincere congratulations to all the 2006 Management Plus honorees.”
The awards will be presented at a special banquet on Saturday, March 10, during NAPL’s 2007 Top Management Conference in Santa Barbara, Calif. The annual NAPL Management Plus program is sponsored by American Printer magazine, Compass Capital Partners, Ltd., and MAN Roland.
In addition to receiving the award, the Hall of Fame inductee and the top Gold Award winners in each category (there are five categories based on sales volume and one for in-plant printers) have the honor of presenting scholarships to the graphic communications schools of their choice. The scholarships are funded by NAPL and the Management Plus sponsors.
All Management Plus award winners become members of the NAPL Management Plus Society, a peer group dedicated to improving and promoting the graphic arts. The Society offers valuable opportunities for networking with executives of leading companies in the industry.
About Management Plus: Unlike other graphic arts competitions in which printed pieces are judged, NAPL’s Management Plus program judges management excellence. Graphic communications companies are asked to conduct an analysis of specific areas of their operations. In that way, the program becomes a diagnostic tool that printing company leaders can use to judge their own management performance against accepted industry standards.
Management Plus entrants are judged on how they perform against industry standards in nine key areas: internal control systems; financial performance; marketing/sales plan; business planning; human resources; environmental/safety concerns; quality control; community/industry affairs; and vendor relations.
For more information about NAPL’s Management Plus program, contact Robin Schabacker, program coordinator, at (800) 642-6275, ext. 6307, or [email protected]