Farewell, Friends: Managers Who Retired in 2020
This was a rough year for everyone. Every in-plant was affected by COVID-19, some drastically. For some managers, the pandemic was the nudge they needed to convince them it was time to retire.
As I put together this final Enewsletter of 2020, I reflected on some of the in-plant managers who bid us a quiet farewell this year, never getting the chance to say good-bye at a conference or trade show. Many had already planned to retire this year, but others certainly took the pandemic as their cue to exit stage left.
One manager told me that he never suspected, when he and his staff left their shop on March 13 for a “temporary” shutdown, that it would be the last time he would ever see any of them – no retirement party or even farewell hugs to thank him for his years of service.
So, I wanted to take a moment, as we wrap up this tumultuous year, to thank some of the managers who retired in 2020 and wish them the best in their lives ahead.
- Rich Bauer, Southern Illinois University
- Jon Bedsted, Mayo Clinic
- Randall Bramlett, Columbus State University
- Tim Bride, Target
- Steve Dimond, M.I.T.
- Mike Ford, Kilgore College
- Michael Gatti, Fairfax County
- Bruce Goodman, State of Wisconsin
- Barbara Hannah, Region 4 Education Service Center
- Jerry Hill, State of California
- Paul Roberts, University of New Hampshire
- Jimmy Robinson, University of West Alabama
Bob has served as editor of In-plant Impressions since October of 1994. Prior to that he served for three years as managing editor of Printing Impressions, a commercial printing publication. Mr. Neubauer is very active in the U.S. in-plant industry. He attends all the major in-plant conferences and has visited nearly 170 in-plant operations around the world. He has given presentations to numerous in-plant groups in the U.S., Canada and Australia, including the Association of College and University Printers and the In-plant Printing and Mailing Association. He also coordinates the annual In-Print contest, cosponsored by IPMA and In-plant Impressions.