Where the Legends Leave Their Mark
“If you build it, they will come.” This famous quote, borrowed from the classic baseball film “Field of Dreams,” surrounds the inspirational theme of never giving up on your dreams, even when someone tells you they are impossible. And, a more literal interpretation, if you build the right venue, hall-of-fame legends will soon fill it with greatness.
Seventeen years ago, North American Publishing Company (NAPCO) tested those philosophies and created a home for legends in the publishing industry, the Publishing Executive Hall of Fame (formerly the PrintMedia Hall of Fame).
Each year since, NAPCO has celebrated the careers of a few select individuals who exemplify excellence in publishing production and manufacturing. The inductees—nominated by their peers in magazine and book publishing production—have made their marks on the industry and now leave their marks eternally in the Publishing Executive Hall of Fame.
This year, three inductees—who, together, have 112 years of publishing industry experience—take their places in the 2007 Publishing Executive Hall of Fame:
senior director, publishing
operations and business affairs, Consumers Union
senior vice president of manufacturing
vice president, EDP (editing, design and production) and manufacturing
Oxford University Press
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