Publishing Executive Hall of Fame: The Red Carpet
A hall of fame implies perennial recognition for perennial achievement, something which this year's Publishing Executive Hall of Fame inductees exemplify. In a rapidly changing industry, being able to adapt and thrive, growing profits while maintaining the highest standards of excellence, is no mean feat. Doing this year after year, while under constant pressure to cut costs, can seem downright miraculous.
As any production or manufacturing executive will tell you, however, it takes more than a miracle to succeed in today's publishing environment. It takes creativity, flexibility, foresight, superior interpersonal skills and the ability to implement sometimes painful measures without immediate return. The proof, as they say, is in the pudding—products that continue to flourish, adapting to changing circumstances and proving their relevance even as the markets for these products change.
For these and other reasons, this year's inductees have been nominated by their peers to be placed in Publishing Executive's Hall of Fame. They join a select group that, over the past 18 years, has grown to become a veritable "who's who" of executives demonstrating excellence in publishing production and manufacturing. They will be recognized for their significant achievements at the Gold Ink Awards/Hall of Fame Banquet at McCormick Place in Chicago on Monday, Oct. 27, during Graph Expo.
Printing Impressions’ Lifetime Achievement Award: Irvin J. Borowsky
Earlier this year, Printing Impressions—the flagship publication of North American Publishing Co. (NAPCO)—celebrated its 50th anniversary. In celebration of a half-century of significant contributions to the graphic arts industry, Printing Impressions has honored Irvin J. Borowsky, Founder/chairman of the magazine and NAPCO, with its Lifetime Achievement Award.
Throughout his lifetime, Borowsky has published dozens of magazines and newsletters, as well as 34 books. One of his earliest publications, TV Digest, was sold to Walter Annenberg and later became TV Guide. NAPCO has grown to employ more than 150 and purchase millions of dollars of printing annually. It operates 16 magazines, 15 e-mail newsletters, two subscription services and two trade shows.