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Vincent Mallardi, Chair of the
Printing Brokerage Buyers Association International introduces Honorees.
Old Town Scottsdale AZ US, May 7th, 2014, 12:30 p.m
Alohas! Once again it is a special honor for me personally to recognize the unique contributions made by printing intermediaries here on America’s mainland.
On this 30th anniversary of the Printing Brokerage Buyers Association International, we are recognizing the 2014 Printing Intermediary of the Year and two PBBA Superstar Honorees.
Together, at this first-ever Print + Promo Summit event, we professional printing broker resellers, along with our esteemed and vital trade suppliers, express our support for all 14,874 peers across this continent who contribute to a more efficient marketplace, and more satisfied end-users, today and throughout the decades.
Congratulations and “mahalos” to the Honorees and to all who are here in Scottsdale today!
WILLIAM “BILL” MILLER, 30TH Printing Broker Reseller of the Year 2014
Bill founded Creative Solutions Ink Corp., Milford NJ in 1995. Prior, he managed print production at Citicorp, and was VP Sales at Quality Graphics Center and Jersey Printing Associates. He holds an A.A.S. in Marketing from Middlesex County College and is a past member of his volunteer fire unit and community organizations.
THOMAS D’AGOSTINO JR., 2014 Honoree, is President of SmartSource Inc.,
New York NY, one of the PBBA Major-25 Resellers in the U.S. with offices coast-to-coast. Previously, Tom was co-founder and president of the original Workflow Management, a NASDAQ-listed company that became the largest print brokerage in the U.S. He holds a B.B.A. from the University of Denver and enjoys traveling and golf.
RICK MICHAUD, 2014 Honoree, is President of The Graphic Group,
in Burlington MA, a PBBA Mid-500 Reseller, since founding the brokerage in 1996. Prior, he was a sales rep for then PBBA brokerage Quality Graphics and, before that, was a rep for Ariva, a paper merchant. He holds a B.S. in Marketing from Roger Williams University and, when not with his three children, also likes golf and community service in empowerment.
PBBA manages the voluntary professional standards and best practices for printing intermediation, and provides valuations and operating financial performance information. Our over 700 members collectively resell over US$ 5 billion annually in printing and related products and services, benefitting from very large scale global procurement and supply chain infrastructures. Membership is principally by invitation and referral.
2013 at Navy Pier, Chicago
ERIC BELCHER, C.E.O. MARK E. STERNE, C.P.A. Owner,
Inner Workings Inc., Chicago IL Express Printing, Northbrook IL
1986 – 2012
FREDLEY BERMAN, Print Promotional Services, Boston MA (at Turnberry)
RUSSELL “RUSTY” BURKETT II, Los Angeles Litho Sales, Los Angeles (at Lake Tahoe)
RAYMOND BUTLER, Spectrum Print Management, Dublin IE (at New York)
MARK CAMPBELL, The Campbell Group, Toronto ON Canada (at Miami Beach)
FRANK CASALE, Shepard Printing Co., Hamilton Twp. NJ (at New York)
THOMAS J. COTE’, Ballantine Litho Sales, Wayne NJ (at Mariner Sands)
SEAN COYLE, Coyle Print Group, Skokie IL (at Chicago)
ROBERT CRAFT SR., Craft Printing Brokers, San Francisco CA (at San Francisco)
CHRISTOPHER DESANTIS, RICG, New York NY (at Las Vegas)
CATHERINE FARRUGIA*, Retired printing broker (at Paradise Island)
MICHAEL GERSON, Gerson Group, Miami Beach FL (at New York)
LARRY JOSEPH, Sales Packaging In., Philadelphia PA (at Cairo Egypt)
DARR KARTYCHAK, Intermedia, Princeton NJ (at Rio de Janeiro)
ROBERT LEVINE, Evolving Ideas Inc., Los Angeles CA (at Beverly Hills)
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