PRINTING United Alliance Celebrates 2022 Ben Franklin Honor Society Inductees

November 30, 2022 | Posted in: PGSF News


The BFHS recognizes and honors nine new individuals, including our own Jeff White, Director of Development at PGSF. They are joining the society based on their significant contributions to the advancement of the printing and graphic communications industry.



Fairfax, Virginia — PRINTING United Alliance, the most comprehensive member-based printing and graphic arts association in the U.S., today announces that nine industry notables have been inducted into its prestigious Ben Franklin Honor Society (BFHS). The inductees were welcomed in a private virtual ceremony on Nov. 17. More information about the BFHS can be found on the BFHS community page.

Ben Franklin Honor Society Industry Leadership

The historical BFHS recognizes and honors individuals who have made significant contributions to the advancement and betterment of the printing and graphic communications industry through meritorious service. The society comprises Alliance members and other industry leadership.

The 2022 BFHS inductees are:
• Christopher Bernat, Print Mannschaft
• Paul Cousineau, Cousineau Consulting
• Gary Field, Cal Poly University
• Steve Johnson, Copresco
• Charles “Pat” McBride, Envision Printing
• Gerry Michael, GA Michael & Associates
• Jeff Stoudt, The Printing Industry of the Carolinas
• Jeff White, Print and Graphics Scholarship Foundation
• Trish Witkowski,
“Each of these individuals has made unique contributions to the printing industry,” says Ford Bowers, CEO, PRINTING United Alliance. “The breadth of their endeavors is remarkable, and I look forward to seeing their continued contributions in the years to come. On behalf of the Alliance, I extend heartfelt congratulations to this year’s inductees for this distinguished honor.”

PRINTING United Alliance Membership

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About PRINTING United Alliance  

PRINTING United Alliance is the most comprehensive member-based printing and graphic arts association in the United States, comprising the industry’s vast communities. The Alliance serves industry professionals across market segments with preeminent education, training, workshops, events, research, government and legislative representation, safety, and environmental sustainability guidance, as well as resources from the leading media company in the industry – NAPCO Media. Now a division of PRINTING United Alliance, Idealliance is the global leader in standards training and certification for printing and graphic arts operations across the entire industry supply chain.

PRINTING United Alliance also produces the PRINTING United Expo, the most influential days in printing. The expansive display of technology and supplies, education, programming, and services are showcased to the industry at large, and represents all market segments in one easily accessed place.

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