ATLANTA - Pamarco would like to congratulate Gary White on his recent achievement of being honored with the Industry Leaders Award from the Gravure Association of the Americas’ Gravure Cylinders Society. Each year the society nominates industry leaders who have rendered outstanding or extraordinary contributions to the gravure industry. John Burgess, President of Pamarco’s Flexo Division, said, “Gary is highly respected among his peers and provides consultative services to many of our customers. Pamarco is committed to the gravure industry and the caliber of our employees continues to demonstrate that.”
Gary White is currently the Plant Manager and Gravure Sales Manager at Pamarco’s Palmyra, NJ Gravure Operation. This facility specializes in large-format electronic engravings, specialty coating engravings, and CO2 laser engravings. As a seasoned gravure professional, Gary’s background in publication, packaging, specialty gravure, as well as his work in coatings, inks, and pressroom management, have brought Pamarco an uncommon and invaluable set of skills. Gary joined Pamarco in 2010 after serving as Interim Technical Manager for the GAA for two years.
Since joining the Pamarco team, Gary has served as a Golden Cylinder Judge, a participant in panel discussions at technical conferences, and has written several articles for Gravure Magazine. As the GAA Technical Manager, Gary taught Basic and Advanced Gravure courses at Western Michigan University, and became the Program Coordinator for the GAA Operator Certification Program through Arizona State University.
Gary’s print industry career began at Standard Gravure Corporation in Louisville, KY. He became a Journeyman Engraver, Plating Foreman, Engraving Superintendent, and finally, Plant Manager for the publication printer. Gary has since worked as Plant Manager at Lux Packaging in Waco, TX (now PCA); Plant Manager and Technical Manager for Southern Graphic Systems in Richmond, Va.; and Mid-Atlantic General Manager for American Inks & Coatings (now Flint Ink).
Gary is a veteran and a graduate from the University of Louisville with a degree in Economics. He has certificates in Print Technology from RIT, and in Statistics from the University of Tennessee. Gary has been married for 43 years to his wife Billie. They have three children and five grandchildren.
The Gravure Cylinder Society was established to honor industry leaders like Gary, and to pay respect and offer appreciation to others like him whose vision, dedication and perseverance have been responsible for the growth of gravure from an accomplished and well-practiced craft to an international industry of printing, publication, packaging, converting, specialty and gravure material and equipment firms. The society meets at the GAA Annual Meeting. During the year, members are involved in activities that promote and support gravure.