Sewickley, PA - The Print and Graphics Scholarship Foundation (PGSF) presented the 2009 Harold W. Gegenheimer Annual Achievement Award to Raymond J. Prince, Vice President and Senior Consultant, NAPL. The Achievement Award was presented by John Berthelsen at the Education Summit during PRINT 09 in Chicago, IL.
The award was established in 2003 in honor of Harold W. Gegenheimer, former Baldwin Chairman, who was the first recipient. This award is given to an individual for outstanding service and continued contribution to the overall goals of PGSF in the areas of development, education, and sharing knowledge. It represents the highest order of sharing knowledge and promoting education.
Ray Prince has had a 50-year career in the graphic communication industry, with a primary dedication to helping companies improve productivity and quality. Most of his career has been spent teaching and training others. Ray has been a constant champion of education going back to his undergraduate days at Rochester Institute of Technology, and his graduate studies at South Dakota State University.
Ray has authored several books, written countless articles for all of the major trade publications, and spoken before audiences from coast to coast on topics covering all phases of the industry. Ray has served as President of the Technical Association of the Graphic Arts (TAGA). TAGA presented Ray with the Honors Award for Lifetime Achievement. He has received the NAPL Craftsman of the Year Award and Graphic Arts Technical Foundation's Industry Education Award. He is a member of the NAPL Soderstrom Society, the Research and Engineering Council's Nonpareil Society, and the Printing Industries of America's Ben Franklin Society. Ray has also served three full terms as a director on the board of PGSF.
"It has been a pleasure knowing and working with Ray for many years," states Ted Ringman, vice president of development at PGSF. "He is always willing to help others and shares his enthusiastic approach for education and training."
Two hundred students attending 80 schools receive financial assistance through PGSF. However, many more of the scholarship applicants are turned down due to lack of funds. For information regarding tax-advantaged contributions, establishing a scholarship through PGSF, or scholarship applications, contact Bernie Eckert, PGSF Program Administrator, at [email protected].