PARAMUS, NJ, JUNE 14, 2007 – Krystal Cipriani, Bindery Production Manager of PrintingForLess.com (www.printingforless.com) , Livingston, MT, has been named the 2007 Bindery, Finishing & Distribution Manager of the Year by the Research & Engineering Council of NAPL. Established in 2002, the annual award recognizes excellence in postpress production management. The award will be presented to Cipriani at the R&E Council of NAPL Applied Technology Conference (June 20-22 in Atlanta, GA).
“Krystal’s strong record of performance as a bindery manager at PrintingForLess.com makes her well-deserving of this honor,” said R&E Council of NAPL Managing Director Robert G. Whitton in announcing the award. “I and everyone at the R&E Council congratulate her and wish her continued success.”
Cipriani was nominated for the award by Kerie Hagler, Printing ForLess.com Director of Training and Process Development. In her nomination, Hagler noted that Cipriani has been instrumental in improving bindery and finishing performance and profitability; demonstrated leadership by raising her department’s morale and providing staff with development opportunities; and exhibited ongoing dedication to continuous improvement of processes, quality, training and teamwork. “Since joining the production team in 2004, Krystal has consistently promoted and implemented new technologies and workflow enhancements in the PrintingForLess.com’s binding, finishing and shipping operations,” said Hagler.
A native of Hereford, Texas, Krystal Cipriani has a Bachelor’s degree in design communications from Texas Tech University. An avid mountain biker and outdoor sports enthusiast, Cipriani relocated to Colorado and worked as a graphic designer and launched her own entrepreneurial efforts before joining PrintingForLess.com in March 2001 as a digital prepress technician. In that role, she was a key player in developing and testing new concepts at the growing company, including a new technical service representative position and a team process. She progressed into leadership roles as the department’s first team leader and later as floor supervisor, assuming her current position of Bindery Manager in 2004.
The R&E Council of NAPL Applied Technology Conference (June 20 – 22, 2007) will provide attendees with first-hand insights into how technology is being leveraged by today’s graphic communications companies in real-world situations. Registration fee is $700 for members of The NAPL Network (non-members, $800). For more information or to register, call NAPL at (800) 642-6275, Option 2, or visit www.napl.org/events.