Wes friesen

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, co-sponsored by IPMA and In-plant Impressions.

Wes Friesen is a proven leader and developer of high performing teams and has extensive experience in both the corporate and non-profit worlds. A former in-plant manager, he is also an award-winning university instructor and speaker, and is the president of Solomon Training and Development, which provides leadership, management and team building training. His book, Your Team Can Soar! contains 42 valuable lessons that will inspire you, and give you practical pointers to help you—and your team—soar to new heights of performance. Your Team Can Soar! can be ordered from Xulonpress.com/bookstore or wesfriesen.com. Wes can be contacted at wesmfriesen@gmail.com.

When the National Association For Printing Leadership (NAPL) recently released its list of Management Plus Award winners, two in-plants were among the recipients. Portland General Electric’s Print & Automated Mail Services (PAMS) team received a Management Plus Gold Award, while Washington State Printing & Imaging, part of the state’s new Department of Enterprise Services, earned a Silver Award. 

Organizations and teams are crying out for effective leaders. The most effective and positive leaders are those that understand and practice the philosophy of "servant leadership."

Wes Friesen, manager of Revenue Collections and Community Offices for Portland General Electric (PGE), was presented with the prestigious Franklin Award at the recent MAILCOM 2010 Annual Convention in Atlantic City.

Wes Friesen, Manager of Revenue Collections and Community Offices at Portland General Electric (PGE), was presented with the prestigious Franklin Award at the recently concluded MAILCOM 2010 Annual Convention. The Franklin Award honors leaders whose contributions maintain the value of mail communications. Award recipients received an engraved bust of his image in recognition of their achievements.

For the second year in a row, Portland General Electric’s Printing & Automated Mail Services team has been honored with a Gold Management Plus Award from the National Association For Printing Leadership (NAPL). PGE was one of only three Gold Award winners this year, and the only in-plant winner. In fact, the Portland, Ore.-based shop is the only in-plant in the country to earn the award over the past six years.

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