Four PSDA Past Presidents were among 10 industry leaders inducted Nov. 9 in The Ben Franklin Honor Society. George Crump (PSDA President in 2009-10), Michael Fisher (2008-09), Bob O’Connell (2007-08) and Gail O’Roke (2002-03) were honored in a ceremony held at the Printing Industries of America (PIA) Fall Administrative Meetings in Grapevine, Texas.
The Ben Franklin Honor Society is comprised of industry leaders “who have made lasting contributions to advancing print and graphic communications,” according to PIA. “Inductees have rendered outstanding and meritorious service to industry associations that promote the advancement of graphic communications.”
PSDA is well represented in the prestigious Ben Franklin Honor Society. Top row, from left: Bill Prettyman, Bob O’Connell and Michael Fisher, Bill English. Bottom row, from left: Jim Riley, Gail O’Roke, Roger Buck, Ivars Sarkans and George Crump.
George Crump is chairman of supplier EnviroPAK Corporation in St. Louis, and former president of manufacturer DataSource Inc. Fisher is a sales leader at distributor Consolidated Graphic Communications, which in 2012 acquired the company he led — Allentown, Pennsylvania-based distributor PrintConcepts. O’Connell is president of New York City-based Vanguard, and has led its transition to a full-service marketing solutions company. O’Roke is remote office site manager at Deluxe Corporation, and served a remarkable seven years on the PSDA Board.
Other PSDA members recently inducted into The Ben Franklin Honor Society include Bill Prettyman (PSDA President in 2010-2012), Jim Riley (2006-2007), Bill English, Roger Buck and Ivars Sarkans.