If Buddy Holly Were in Print Production
There's Buddy Holly. There's Elvis Presley. There's Hank Aaron … Reggie Jackson … Nadia Comaneci, and Annika Sorenstam. And, now there's Elizabeth Doble … Andy Mickus… Martha Rhodes … and Tracy Windrum.
While rock and roll, baseball, gymnastics, golf and print production may be more than a few worlds apart, they all share a common thread: a hall of fame. And all of these names belong to the "greats" of these industries.
In any field, a hall of fame is a way to recognize those who have achieved an outstanding level of success and contributed a significant amount to their industry—whatever it may be. The PrintMedia Hall of Fame is no different. It honors print production executives who epitomize the word 'achievement' and have gained the admiration of (and nominations by) their peers. It recognizes their efforts on behalf of their companies and the print media industry as a whole.
Whether in magazine publishing, advertising print production or book publishing, the few individuals inducted into the PrintMedia Hall of Fame each year represent the best of print media executives nationwide.
So this year, PrintMedia honors the achievements of Doble, Mickus, Rhodes and Windrum, whose hard work and dedication throughout their years in production have earned them a place alongside fellow Hall of Fame members Michael Arpino of Condé Nast Publications, Eve Asbury of Saatchi & Saatchi, Roz Barrow of HarperCollins Publishers, Vito Colaprico of The New York Times Company Magazine Group, and Robert Furstenau of Meredith Corp., among others. They join the ranks of 17 years of greatness in the PrintMedia Hall of Fame. They become the Hank Aarons and Buddy Hollys of our industry.
Tracy T. Windrum, vice president of manufacturing with Gruner+Jahr USA, one of the country's largest consumer magazine publishers, which publishes such titles as Family Circle, Fast Company, YM, and Inc.