Printing Industries of America is pleased to announce that Paul Gutkowski has been awarded the prestigious William D. Schaeffer Environmental Award. The William D. Schaeffer Award is given annually to an individual who is advancing environmental awareness and action in the graphic communications industry.
Gutkowski has been the printing industry’s leading advocate in the Midwest for continuously promoting environmental compliance, sustainability efforts, and ideas within the printing and graphic communications industry for over 40 years. He is currently the director of safety and environmental services for Printing Industry Midwest.
Paul is well known for his work with the Great Printer Environmental Initiative, an environmental and safety certification program that requires printers to commit to the Initiative’s principals. These include compliance with all safety and environmental regulations as well as “beyond compliance” projects that minimize waste, recycling, maximize energy efficiency, and create a healthier or safer work environment.