Group of Seven
Since 1986 the National Association for Printing Leadership has compiled statistics and pointed to trends that analyze the business conditions of the commercial printing industry. Over the years, the NAPL has created a broad, representative panel of printers that are surveyed regularly. Long-term relationships were established to lend credence to the surveys. To ensure these relationships will continue, the NAPL has appointed the following seven new members to its board of directors.
Gregory S. D'Amico (New York University); Louis Finger (Omega Printing); Laura Gale (priNexus); David Pitts (Classic Graphics); Dick Westfall (Patented Printing); Jeffrey White (PrintCafe Software); and Nigel Worme (COT Caribbean Graphics) were named to the board at the association's annual meeting held at the Four Seasons in Chicago, October 6.
Gale and White had served as officers of the Research and Engineering Council of the Graphic Arts Industry, which has become the R&E Council of NAPL. As senior vice president and chief sales and integration officer of priNexus, Gale established a robust solution selling capability along the priNexus network. Prior to joining priNexus, she was vice president of production technology in the global production and manufacturing group of International Thomson Publishing.
White is director of international and central U.S. region sales operations with PrintCafe Software. White held several positions with PrintCafe/Logic Associates group, including managing director of Logic Covalent UK during the late 1990s.
"I'm confident our new board members will play a significant role in helping move the association forward on its mission of service to members," comments James W. Hyder, Jr., board chairman of the NAPL. "I'm extremely happy to welcome them."
In addition to his position as director of the graphic communications and technology department at NYU's Steinhardt School of Education, D'Amico teaches graduate level courses in operations management, estimating and human resources management.
Finger founded Omega Printing, a half-sized sheetfed printing operation that focuses on short-run, four-six-color collateral material mailing and fulfillment. He was inducted into the NAPL Management Plus Hall of Fame in 1991 and in that same year launched OutSource Inc., a facility management company.