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MAN Roland Awards Two Scholarships to NAPL & PIA/GATF Management & Leadership Institute


- May 26, 2004
- National Association for Printing Leadership (NAPL), by Cindy Valentino.


Aditya Chinai, of King Printing Co. and Paul J. Thiem, of Berlin Industries, receive full scholarships to the leadership and management development program, slated for June 8-12, 2004, in suburban Milwaukee.


PARAMUS, N.J., MAY 26, 2004 – As part of its ongoing commitment to furthering education in the graphic communications industry, MAN Roland has awarded the following scholarships to the upcoming NAPL and PIA/GATF Management & Leadership Institute:

  • Aditya Chinai, joint manager director of King Printing Co., Inc., Lowell , Mass. , has earned the MAN Roland Larry Perkins Scholarship to the Institute's Graphic Communications Management course.
  • Paul J. Thiem, manager of Estimating, Berlin Industries, Carol Stream , Ill. , was awarded the MAN Roland Harry V. Quadracci Scholarship and will participate in the program's Financial Management course.
In announcing the winners, Christian Cerfontaine, Director of Marketing of MAN Roland Inc., noted that “Aditya and Paul exhibit the kind of energy and enthusiasm for learning that will help drive the graphic communications industry forward. It is with great pleasure that we award them these scholarships.”

In his application, Chinai of King Printing, a book manufacturer with 100 employees, noted that attending the Institute would give him “an edge” by helping him to “learn the theory behind what I see. . .I know this training will open my eyes to fresh and innovative ideas that I can implement in real-time in managing my print shop.”

Thiem, who has enjoyed a successful tenure at Berlin Industries since joining the commercial printing company in 1997, views the Institute as a valuable “opportunity to join an elite group of educators who can provide me with valuable information and teachings that will help me excel in the career I have chosen.”

Competition for the MAN Roland scholarships, which provide full tuition for the Management & Leadership Institute ($1,995 for NAPL and PIA/GATF members) and a $500 accommodations stipend, was open to employees of member companies of NAPL and PIA/GATF. This year's Institute marks the first time that the National Association for Printing Leadership (NAPL) and the Printing Industries of America (PIA) / Graphic Arts Technical Foundation (GATF) will offer their well-respected leadership and management development programs concurrently.

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