Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania -- The Ben Franklin Honor Society formally inducted ten industry leaders at its awards ceremony on Friday, November 9, at the Printing Industries of America Fall Administrative Meetings in Grapevine, Texas.
The Ben Franklin Honor Society of PIA is comprised of industry leaders who have made lasting contributions to advancing print and graphic communications. Inductees have rendered outstanding and meritorious service to industry associations that promote the advancement of graphic communications.
Doug Rawson has been with Superior Lithographics for over 25 years and is the Chief Executive Officer. Doug identified a need for high quality, large-format litho labels to address the demands of a new retail concept called Price Club, known today as Costco. The printed packaging was the "silent salesperson" required to sell the product in this warehouse environment. Superior continued to supply the packaging and display industry with litho labels and top sheets, and, in 2006, the folding carton operation was formed when customers expressed a desire for their individual packaging to match their litho-laminated products.
Doug is the Government Affairs/Labor Policy Committee Chairman on the PIA Board of Directors and has served PIA for more than six years. On the local level, he has been a PIA of Southern California (PIASC) board member since 2002 and ultimately was named Chairman of the Board in 2010. He has been a Printing Industry Credit Union board member since 2005. Additionally, Doug was awarded PIASC Executive of the Year in 2011.
Doug financially supports the efforts of PIASC to encourage young people to join the industry. He contributes to PIASC's RAISE Foundation and further offers financial support to cover costs of students and their families to attend the annual celebration of student competitions. Some of his other charitable contributions include PrintPAC of California, Printing Industries of America PrintPAC, University of Synagogue and Dystonia Medical Research Foundation.
For more information about the Ben Franklin Honor Society, please visit www.printing.org/bfhs.