R&E Council Of NAPL Honors Frank Arndorfer of Quad/Graphics
Press release from the issuing company
White Stone, VA, April 7, 2004 — Frank Arndorfer, Vice President of Finishing Operations for Quad/Graphics, Sussex, Wisconsin, has been named the 2004 Binding, Finishing and Distribution Operations Manager of the Year by the R&E Council of NAPL. First presented in 2004, the award is to be made annually to a postpress manager with a proven record of providing outstanding service for customers and creating value for his or her company. The award was presented to Arndorfer on April 6 at the R&E Council 46th Annual Binding, Finishing and Distribution Seminar in Chicago.
In announcing the award, Ronald L. Mihills, R&E Council managing director, noted: "Frank Arndorfer oversees all finishing operations for the nine Quad/Graphics domestic manufacturing plants. He has an outstanding record of excellence in all phases of postpress operations, and is responsible for production of some of the world’s most prestigious magazines and catalogs, including National Geographic, Time, Newsweek, People, Sports Illustrated, Architectural Digest, JAMA, Lillian Vernon, Victoria’s Secret, and Coldwater Creek. In 1972, Arndorfer joined Quad/Graphics founder Harry V. Quadracci, as part of the original "gang of eleven" Quad/Graphics employees. He has been instrumental in developing and integrating new technologies such as inline operations, demographic binding, and inkjetting. He collaborated with Heidelberg to develop the first demographic perfect binder in the printing industry—a technology which produced the first demographically bound copies of JAMA on Monday, November 14, 1988, in Sussex, Wisconsin."
Frank Arndorfer began his printing industry career at W. A. Krueger Company, and then moved briefly to Connecticut Printers in Bloomfield, Connecticut, before joining Quad/Graphics. An extremely effective leader, Arndorfer regards training as an essential part of every employee’s job. His views have been instrumental in the development of a broad Quad/Graphics training curriculum, as well as in the company vision which requires employees to develop the interpersonal skills needed to succeed in a constantly evolving printing industry.
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