Industry Veteran Killed in Traffic Accident
Gregory Scott Warne, production manager of BowTie Inc., died in a traffic accident in Lake Elsinore, Calif., on June 17, 2006. He was 56.
Warne’s printing career spanned more than three decades, including 16 years at Creative Press of Anaheim, Calif., and nearly 10 years in the imaging department at Quad Graphics in Anaheim (previously known as Orbis Graphic Arts). He joined BowTie, Inc., the world’s largest publisher and distributor of pet and animal-related information, in 2000.
Among colleagues and vendors, Warne is remembered for his professional demeanor, his extensive knowledge of printing and his caring attitude toward others.
Warne’s interest in printing dates back to his days on the honor roll at Marina High School in Huntington Beach, Calif., where he majored in printing. He received his B.S. in graphic arts and printing at the Rochester Institute of Technology in Rochester, N.Y.
Warne enjoyed golf and showing Botchie, his Kuvasz—a rare Hungarian dog breed. He would take a week off each year to drive to the Kuvasz Club of America National Specialty. His devotion to dogs, and to the Kuvasz breed, was well-known within the conformation community, and he will be missed by many in the sport.
Warne’s survivors include his son Matthew.