Execs from Crain, Forbes, Leo Burnett and Merriam-Webster to Be Inducted Into Hall of Fame
Production and manufacturing professionals are often the unsung heroes behind print products, working hard behind the scenes to ensure deadlines and quality requirements are met and costs are minimized, and that’s just the tip of the behemoth production iceberg. Once a year, however, several of the publishing industry’s most accomplished executives get the spotlight cast upon them as they are inducted into the Publishing Executive Hall of Fame (formerly the PrintMedia Hall of Fame), a 19-year-old tradition of recognizing leadership in the production of magazines, books and advertising.
This year, those being awarded for achievements in their careers and contributions to the publishing industry are:
- JOE DUNCAN, vice president & director, innovation & technology, Leo Burnett USA
- ELAINE FRY, group director of manufacturing and production ... Forbes, Inc.
- DAVE KAMIS, vice president/production and manufacturing, Crain Communications
- DAVID PELKEY, director of manufacturing ... Merriam-Webster, Inc.
The 2006 Publishing Executive Hall of Fame Inductees will be honored by their peers at the 2006 Gold Ink/Hall of Fame Gala, held in conjunction with Graph and Converting Expo, on Oct. 16, 2006, at McCormick Place in Chicago.
ABOUT JOE DUNCAN ... vice president & director, innovation & technology, Leo Burnett USA
Duncan began his career printing annual reports for a small sheet-printing plant. In 1985, he joined Madden Communications, a post he left many years later as the account director for Kraft Foods. In 1999, he joined Sells Printing of New Berlin, Wis., selling consumer print solutions to Fortune 500 companies both domestically and in Europe. Duncan says he joined Sells, in part, because of its willingness to try new technologies; in October 2001, he brought this willingness to Leo Burnett, one of the world’s largest advertising and branding agencies.
An active participant in industry associations, Duncan chaired the 2005 Spectrum conference for IDEAlliance and earlier this year was presented with the Luminaire award from Partnership in Print Production (P3) in NYC. He sits on the board of directors for the Midwest Athletes Against Childhood Cancer, and the board of visitors for the University Lake School.