IPMA Award Winners Include One Very Familiar Name
When the In-Plant Printing and Mailing Association (IPMA) announced the winners of its 2017 IPMA Awards, one name held special relevance here at In-plant Graphics: Editor Bob Neubauer was named “Outstanding Contributor” by the association for his support of IPMA and efforts to promote the in-plant industry and highlight the accomplishments of in-plants. Neubauer has attended every IPMA conference since 1995.
All IPMA award winners will be honored at the group’s annual conference, June 11-14, in Pittsburgh. Also at the ceremony, the winners of the In-Print 2017 contest — jointly run by IPMA and IPG — will be honored. At that time, the contest’s Best of Show winners will be revealed.
Here is a complete list of the winners of the 2017 IPMA Awards:
- Print Center of the Year: Bloomberg Ink
- Mail Center of the Year: East Tennessee State University
- Print Innovation Award: Deer Valley Unified School District
- Organizational Impact Award: The World Bank
- In-house Promotional Excellence Award: Navy Federal Credit Union
- Outstanding Contributors: Bob Neubauer, Editor, In-plant Graphics magazine; and Richard Silver, director, George Fox University
Print Center of the Year Award
Purpose: To recognize a corporate publishing operation that excels in efficient management practices in furthering the objectives of the parent company. While contributions of individual managers are important, this award judges and recognizes the efforts of the entire in-house staff.
Mail Center of the Year Award
Purpose: To recognize an entire corporate mail center for outstanding improvements to processes and procedures related to mail and mail handling.
Print Innovation Award
Purpose: To recognize an organization that has shown creative and innovative ways to improve a process or business model unique to its organization. This may be technology, customer or process driven.
Organizational Impact Award
Purpose: To recognize a corporate print/mail center for outstanding contributions related to non-production activities within the parent organization.
In-house Promotional Excellence Award
Purpose: To recognize excellence in promotional vehicles and/or campaigns developed by and used to promote an in-house corporate publishing facility.
Outstanding Contributor Award
Purpose: To recognize an IPMA member or supporter in good standing for at least six months who has demonstrated dedication and support to the association and made positive contributions throughout the calendar year.
IPMA is the world’s largest association of in-plant printing and mailing professionals. It boasts more than 650 national and international members in all segments — higher education, K-12, government, manufacturing, finance, insurance, faith-based, corporate and health care. Visit www.ipma.org for more information.