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2010 Ambassadors announced by PrintCity

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Gröbenzell, Germany – Members of the PrintCity Alliance have announced their new 2010 'ambassadors', reflecting significant individual and project achievements during the year. With award presentations made at the recent PrintCity Annual Congress near Munich, the membership has honoured:

- PrintCity Ambassador of the Year – Josef Aumiller
- PrintCity Project Ambassadors Achievement – Carbon & Energy Reduction

All PrintCity member employees could nominate the potential award winners. The awards are to encourage individual member employees to increase their usage of their alliance and gain benefits for their own company and customers.

PrintCity Ambassador of the Year 2010

Josef Aumiller is the Director of Product Marketing and Sales Support Web Offset Systems at manroland and was nominated for his extensive involvement in the alliance since its creation 12 years ago. Josef is Vice President of the alliance and was described in his nominations as "a passionate spokesperson for PrintCity, both internally and externally" and "a person with high personal engagement and creative thinking."
PrintCity Project Ambassadors Achievement 2010

Carbon & Energy Reduction Project – This new environmental report from the PrintCity Alliance, titled Carbon & Energy Reduction for the Graphics Industry Value Chain, will be published in early 2011, following two years of 'connection of competence' knowledge sharing between members and partners, plus industry organisations including CEPI, Intergraf and WAN-Ifra. PrintCity Alliance members Faist, Kurz, m-real, manroland, MKW, Sappi, Sun Chemical, Trelleborg and UPM, plus project partners including Kodak and Muller Martini have been involved.

Josef Aumiller commented on his PrintCity Ambassador of the Year Award, "I was not expecting such an award, but to be nominated by my colleagues from other alliance members and then to be chosen by the judges is indeed an honour. PrintCity was formed from the desire to share knowledge across member companies – the 'connection of competence'.  After 12 years of activity, PrintCity members continue to show this focus and the project publications & events delivered by them working together are unique in our industry. I am proud to be associated with such achievements by so many companies."

Special Achievement Award

A Special Achievement Award was presented to Nigel Wells for his outstanding work as Project Manager & Editor with PrintCity. Nigel is responsible for creating PrintCity publications together with project members & partners. Among recent such publications are the report for the Carbon & Energy Reduction project, plus the latest edition of Webline magazine.

Awards Judging

Both main award categories were judged by 6 independent individuals/groups:

Academic vote:
- Professor Jürgen Matt of the Hochschule der Medien, Stuttgart
- Consultant vote: Dr Wolfgang Jeschke of GC Graphic Consult GmbH, Munich
- Media vote 1: Andrea Bötel, Bötel Graphic Communication, Hamburg
- Media vote 2: Mike Hilton, Graphic Repro On-line, St. Petersburg
- PrintCity Advisory Council vote
- PrintCity Communications Steering Group vote

The members of the PrintCity Alliance thank these judges for contributing their time in voting on these important annual awards.


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