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Call for nominations: Robert F. Reed technology medal

Press release from the issuing company

Pittsburgh, PA - Printing Industries of America is seeking to honor an outstanding engineer, scientist, inventor, or researcher in the printing industry with the Robert F. Reed Technology Medal. Nominations are due by November 6, 2009.

Established in 1974, 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.

Eligibility Requirements:
    1.    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 ten years or more.
    2.    A candidate must have an outstanding record of technical and scientific accomplishments that measurably aided the scientific development of the graphic communications industry.
    3.    It is preferred that such activities be extended over a period of time and not be confined to one project or development.
    4.    Previous winners are not eligible for a second award. Candidates do not have to be Printing Industries of America members.

This year's Reed Medal recipient will be presented with an engraved and die-struck bronze medal at the 62nd Annual Technical Association of the Graphic Arts (TAGA) Conference, March 15–17, in San Diego, California.

To receive a nomination form, contact Chrystal Senay at [email protected], or visit Printing Industries of America's Robert F. Reed Technology Medal homepage at www.printing.org/reedaward. Written requests can be directed to Chrystal Senay, 200 Deer Run Road, Sewickley, PA 15143-2600.