AMS Receives Gegenheimer Award For Industry Service
MARCO ISLAND, FL — The National Printing Equipment Association announced Air Motion Systems | AMS as the winner of its 2016 Harold W. Gegenheimer Award for industry service. The accolade was bestowed November 15 during an evening dinner and reception, staged as part of the trade group’s annual conference and fall PRIMIR meeting in Marco Island, Florida.
AMS CEO Steve Metcalf accepted the award on behalf of the company, saying the whole team is honored and humbled to receive acknowledgement from its peers.
“This award was unexpected, but truly appreciated, as it reflects the deep commitment our entire team has made to lead the UV printing industry in new directions,” he stated. “Our thanks go out to everyone at AMS around the world for their efforts and contributions towards this achievement. We are proud to be honored with such an award, and the rare company it holds in our industry.”
Air Motion Systems is the world’s leading manufacturer of LED UV curing systems for the graphic arts industry. With customers in 30 countries, it has installed nearly 10 times more linear feet of eco-friendly LED curing systems for printing applications than any other manufacturer.
The Harold W. Gegenheimer Awards are given annually to both an individual and an NPES member company that exhibit leadership within the printing industry, and a commitment to its future. The first recipient of the company award was Heidelberg USA in 1993; since then, winners have included Komori America, Bobst Group Inc., Goss International Corp., Xerox Corp., manroland, Canon Solutions America and Eastman Kodak Company, to name a few.
Two $1,000 scholarships will be issued in the names each respective 2016 winner via The National Scholarship Trust Fund. They are open to the children and employees of NPES member companies seeking to study graphic communications; to learn more about the scholarships, contact the association at NPES.org.
ABOUT THE HAROLD W. GEGENHEIMER AWARDS
The Harold W. Gegenheimer Awards for Industry Service, established by the NPES Board of Directors in 1993, are presented annually to a member company of NPES and an individual employed by a member to recognize leadership and commitment to building a strong future for the printing and publishing industry and its suppliers.
The awards are named in honor of the former Chairman of Baldwin Technology Company and former President and active leader of NPES in recognition of his lifelong commitment to technical innovation, sound management, support for education and research and working for the good of the whole industry beyond the limits of his company's interests.
The awards consist of a plaque presented to the corporate and individual recipients and plaques displayed at the NPES office to which the recipient names are added. NPES has established two Harold W. Gegenheimer Award scholarships with the National Scholarship Trust Fund, to which $1,000 is given in the name of each recipient each year. These scholarships are offered first to employees or children of employees of NPES members who are pursuing studies in graphic communications.
NPES The Association for Suppliers of Printing, Publishing and Converting Technologies is a trade association of over 600 companies which manufacture and distribute equipment, systems, software, supplies used in printing, publishing and converting.
The Association was founded as the National Printing Equipment Association in 1933. The 26 charter members included manufacturers of printing presses, bindery equipment, typesetting machinery and specialty equipment.
Today, the Association represents manufacturers, importers and distributors of equipment, supplies, systems and software used in every printing, publishing and converting process from design to distribution. Virtually all industry products and processes are represented by the member companies, which range in size from under $1 million in annual sales revenue to more than $1 billion.