Photo credit: Craig Dellinger receives the Printer of the Year Award from last year's winner Scott Cappel.
Craig Dellinger, President, New Haven Print & Copy, Fort Wayne, Ind., will be honored as Printer of the Year, and Charlene Sims, President of The Master’s Press, Dallas, Tex., will be recognized as Honorary Lifetime Member during the Awards Luncheon at the NAPL/NAQP 2011 Owners Conference, Sept. 8-10, at the Doubletree Hotel Chicago Magnificent Mile in Chicago, Ill. The Awards Luncheon, sponsored by Kodak, will be held on Sept. 9 at 12:15 p.m.
Also to be honored at the event are Mike Stevens, President of Websites for Printers, Fargo, N.D., who has been named 2011 Supplier of the Year, and Chuck Slaughter, Key Account Manager, Konica Minolta Business Systems, Inc., Carrollton, Tex., who will receive the Industry Award of Distinction.
“We are pleased to recognize these outstanding company executives,” said NAPL President and Chief Executive Officer Joseph P. Truncale. “Their accomplishments have been acknowledged through their nomination by their peers and selection by a committee of their fellow Association members, and they are clearly very deserving of these prestigious industry honors.”
“Craig and Charlene represent the highest levels of business management excellence among quick and small commercial printers, and we are very proud to honor them at our conference this year,” said NAPL Chairman of the Board Keith Kemp. “We are also glad to recognize the contributions made by Mike and Chuck, whose work with and for our members has helped them provide their customers with superior products and services.
The Sept. 8-10 NAPL/NAQP 2011 Owners Conference is the only industry event tailored exclusively for small commercial and quick printing companies. This year’s program is built on the theme, “The Difference is You,” and includes programs on topics ranging from building a digital workflow and becoming a marketing services provider to leveraging social media and becoming a more effective manager by building on your natural leadership strengths.
The perennially popular Suppliers Showcase reception and Ideas Exchange, and the inaugural Paper Showcase, highlighting offerings from 11 paper manufacturers, will also be featured.
Owners or general managers of quick, small commercial, or digital printing companies with 25 or fewer employees come to the annual Owners Conference for actionable, real-world insights and information from industry experts and networking with their peers about the specific concerns of companies in this vital industry sector. This year’s event is being held immediately prior to the industry-wide programs and exhibits of GRAPH EXPO 2011, Sept. 11-14, at McCormick Place South in Chicago.