Seven Printing and Production Executives Inducted into 2009 Hall of Fame
(Philadelphia, PA) -- A total of seven exceptional printing and production executives will be inducted into the Printing Impressions/Rochester Institute of Technology Printing Industry Hall of Fame and the Publishing Executive Hall of Fame at the 22nd Annual Gold Ink Awards and Hall of Fame Banquet, to be held September 14th at the Hyatt Regency McCormick Place's Regency Ballroom, during PRINT '09, Chicago, IL. Make your reservations now at www.GoldInk.com or contact Michael Cooper at 215-238-5434 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
PRINTING IMPRESSIONS/RIT PRINTING INDUSTRY HALL OF FAME Inductees:
JANET GREEN, CEO, Greens Printing
Ms. Green is the third woman to be inducted into the Hall of Fame, joining Judith Booth and Diane Romano. She was the first female to serve as chairman of the board for the Printing Industries of America in its 130-year existence. Eight years ago, she testified in front of the U.S. Senate on the subject of repealing the estate tax, an issue of importance to all private business owners across every industry. She’s also been involved with the local PIASC chapter in various executive roles since 1995, including chapter chair, public relations committee chair and member of the government affairs committee. On the national level, Ms. Green is active with the finance, association relations, planning and government affairs committees, among others.
RALPH PONTILLO, President, Miami Valley Publishing
Mr. Pontillo graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Stout and kicked off his 37-year career with a stint at the former Wallace Business Forms. His big break came when he joined the venerable W.A. Krueger in Scottsdale, AZ. In 1994, Mr. Pontillo was hired by Transcontinental to right the ship of Miami Valley Publishing, located in Fairborn, OH. In January of 2009, he began negotiations with the company to take ownership of Miami Valley. For the past 10 years, Mr. Pontillo has been an active participant with the Web Offset Association (WOA) and its board of directors; he served a three-year stint as chairman. Previously, he was on the GATF Innovations selection committee and a number of other task forces.