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Portland Area Print Industry Mourns loss of Industry Icons

Posted Wednesday, March 25, 2015.

We are sad to share that the Portland Area Print & Graphic communications industry has lost some innovators, leaders and friends over the past month. Our hearts go out to the families, friends, coworkers, employees and customers each of these three great men interacted with over the years.

Arnold Wheeler, Premier Press. Arnold “Pep” Wheeler was the energy, encouragement and innovation behind Premier Press. “Dad loved people–he loved all of you. He reveled in a great party with all the people he loved around him. He has made a great difference in the lives of many. I am going to miss his laugh, his wisdom, his passion to “go for it” and his ability to make life crazy and fun.” - Jodi Krohn
Read on HERE(More information to come)

Bill Pearson, Color Technology, Inc.Born to Maxine and Jack Pearson in Oakland, Calif., he lived most of his life in the Portland area. He graduated from Lake Oswego High School in 1969. Bill entered the pre-press printing industry by joining Hicks-Chatten Engraving, eventually becoming general manager. During his 40-year graphics arts career, he worked for RONO and most recently, Color Technology.Read on HERE

Tom Switzer, Stevens Integrated Solutions. Tom’s lifetime career in the printing business began shortly after his high school graduation. Father Neuville from Central Catholic High School connected Tom with Oregon Printing Plates, where he worked as a delivery boy making deliveries throughout Portland on his bike. After a short time, he worked his way into the shop, and then into sales. Throughout his very successful career as a printing salesman, Tom worked at Hicks-Chattin Engraving, J.Y. Hollingsworth, Michael’s Printing, and Steven’s Printing; from which he retired in December of 2014.Read more HERE