Each year Idealliance (Alexandria, Virginia) recognizes professionals in print and graphic communications for their innovation and advancement of the industry. “We want to extend our appreciation to the industry professionals who selflessly dedicate their time, energy and expertise to advancing the global printing and packaging industry,” said Richard D. Ryan, Idealliance CEO. “Our success and the future of the print and packaging supply chain depend on the extraordinary contributions from people like those whom we are honouring for this year’s Circle of Excellence Award.”
The Idealliance Circle of Excellence Award was established in 2005 to recognize the extraordinary contributions by Idealliance Members who’ve transformed the graphic communications industry. These professionals – from brands and creators, to print service providers and educators, to suppliers and technology partners – have improved the industry through new innovations across the print and packaging supply chain, the organization added. The Award Honourees are nominated by Idealliance working group leaders and staff and chosen by the Idealliance Board of Directors. Over the 15-year lifetime of the award, 56 industry professionals have earned the honour. The 2020 Circle of Excellence Award winners are:
• Jason Lisi, Professor, School of Graphic Communications Management, Ryerson University, Toronto, Ontario for advancement of graphic communications educational programs.
• William Li, Colour & Content Product Manager at the Eastman Kodak Company in Burnaby, British Columbia for advancement of graphic communications colour standards and best practices.
• Fred Hsu, Managing Director of The Graphic Communications Foundation in Taipei City, Taiwan for the development of global quantitative evaluation protocols and adoption.
• Mark R. Samworth, Senior Product Specialist – Colour at Esko USA in Miamisburg, Ohio for advancement of colour management best practices and innovation for industry standards.
Graphic Arts Magazine congratulates all of this year’s winners for their hard work and individual achievements.