TAGA Michael H. Bruno Award

The TAGA Michael H. Bruno Award recognizes outstanding contributions to the graphic arts industry.

History of the Award

The Technical Association of the Graphic Arts is an international organization of technologists, scientists, technical and production personnel in the printing and allied industries and students in accredited graphic arts programs. It was established in 1948 as a forum for reporting on new research and technology in the graphic arts. It has a long history of distinguished annual conferences at which technical papers on graphic arts subjects are presented. The annual volumes of TAGA Proceedings are the published records of these papers by leading technical and scientific men and women who have contributed measurably to the progress of printing technology and graphic science throughout the world.

The Board of Directors of TAGA singles out professionals with distinguished careers to receive the TAGA Michael H. Bruno Award in appreciation for their dedicated services and contributions to the advancement of graphic arts internationally.

This award is named for the late Michael H. Bruno. Printing was his vocation for his entire working life. He was a kind and gentle man who was passionate about printing and the people who produced it. In his own words, I had the good fortune to be where the action was during the most active period since printing was invented. Everyone who knew him or knew of him respected him and his incredible knowledge of the industry. This is a wonderful legacy he left for the world.

(photo: (L) 2018 recipient Dr. Mark Bohan; (R) 2016 recipient Paul Cousineau)

Past Recipients of the Bruno Award

Year

Recipients

Year

Recipients

2018

1996

Gary Field
David McDowell

2017

1995

Eiichi Inoue
Patrice Dunn
Anthony Johnson

2016

1994

Kurt Schlapfer

2015

1993

Paul Borth
Ing Uwe Gast

2014

1992

Richard Fisch
Milton Pearson

2013

1991

Sven Ahrenkilde
Brian Chapman
Charles Rinehart

2012

1990

Robert Downie
Thomas Fadner
Tapio Lehtonen

2011

1989

H. Brent Archer
S. Thomas Dunn

2009

1987

Werner Gerlach
Warren Rhodes
Kenneth West

2008

1986

John MacPhee
J. Tom Morgan, Jr.
Miles Southworth

2007

1985

Jean Chevalier
Emilio Gerboni
Simo Karttunen
Bryan Sunderland

2004

Harvey Levenson

1982

2003

Nils Enlund

1981

2001

Ing Helmut Kipphan
Irving Pobboravsky
William Ray

1979

2000

Mitsuo Kaji

1978

Bernard Halpern
Francis Wurzberg, Jr.

1999

Joel Rubin
Walter Zawacki

1977

Albert Materazzi
Robert Rossell
Earl Sundeen
William Walker

1998

1976

Michael Bruno
Paul Hartsuch
Frank Preucil
John Yule

1997

Edward Granger
Raymond Prince