Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, November 14, 2012—Printing Industries of America has started the Managing for Improvement Award to honor excellence in leadership in the printing and graphic arts industry. The annual award will recognize a manager in the printing industry who has demonstrated the ability to create real and lasting improvement for his or her company. The award’s first recipient will be honored at the 2013 Continuous Improvement Conference, in Indianapolis, Indiana.
Candidates must have a clear record of leading people, teams, and/or projects to higher levels of performance. Areas of achievement include leadership in the application of continuous improvement practices such as Lean Manufacturing, Six Sigma, ISO 9001, total quality, and good manufacturing practices. Nominations should provide evidence of measurable improvements in quality, efficiency, productivity, safety, and/or customer satisfaction in either production or service. At least one letter of recommendation is required.
Nominations are open to any individual working for a printing and graphic communications company in the U.S. or Canada. The nomination deadline is Friday, February 15, 2013.
In addition to being acknowledged by industry peers at the Continuous Improvement Conference (April 7–10), the recipient and company will be highlighted in various media releases.
About Printing Industries of America
Printing Industries of America is the world’s largest graphic arts trade association, representing an industry with approximately one million employees. It serves the interests thousands of member companies. Together with its nationwide affiliate network, Printing Industries delivers products and services that enhance the growth, efficiency, and profitability of its members and the graphic communications industry through advocacy, education, research, and technical information.
About the Continuous Improvement Conference
Now in its 24th year, the Continuous Improvement Conference is the only industry event focused on helping companies achieve operational excellence by using the concepts of Lean Manufacturing and other management and quality systems. It is presented by Printing Industries of America in partnership with Flexographic Technical Association and Specialty Graphic Imaging Association. The 2013 event takes place April 7–10 in Indianapolis, Indiana. Visit printing.org/ciconference for more information.