John Stephenson Earns IPMA's CGCM Designation
John C. Stephenson, reproduction technician at Delaware River Port Authority Printing Services, has achieved the designation of Certified Graphic Communications Manager (CGCM) from the In-Plant Printing and Mailing Association (IPMA). The CGCM credential is the highest honor of professional achievement available for in-house print managers.
“I came to the Delaware River Port Authority’s in-plant printing services department in 2000," says Stephenson. "We are located at the base of the Ben Franklin Bridge in Camden, N.J. We are very fortunate to have the support of the Authority and provide top notch support to our employees. I am grateful and excited to have accomplished my CGCM certification. It is an honor and a pleasure to serve the IPMA community.”
Stephenson has worked in the Printing Industry since he was 16 years old. He is also a long time Freemason whose favorite historical individual is fellow Freemason Benjamin Franklin. He joins nearly 400 men and women in the corporate publishing profession to have earned the prestigious CGCM designation.
About the Certified Graphic Communications Manager (CGCM) Certification
IPMA’s Certified Graphic Communications (CGCM) Manager certification is the professional standard of proficiency for the in-house graphic arts and printing management profession. Its objectives are:
- Encourage professional growth and attainment of technical and managerial knowledge.
- Create a positive image and advance the stature of effective in-house graphic communications managers.
- Emphasize the knowledge and expertise required to excel in the in-house graphic communications management field.
- Identify, through the CGCM designation, those managers who have attained a high level of competence and professionalism.
Certification requirements include a minimum of five years in graphic communications management and current employment in an in-plant, displaying high moral character and an attitude of professionalism, and passing an in-depth examination covering both the business and technical aspects of in-house printing.
Founded in 1964, IPMA is the only professional association dedicated exclusively to meet the needs of all segments’ in-house printers and mailers. The nearly 700 members of IPMA are managers and directors from in-plant printing and mailing facilities throughout the United States. IPMA is headquartered in Kearney, Mo.