Birkland Receives Environmental Award
Printing Industries of America/Graphic Arts Technical Foundation, Sewickley, Pa., will honor Robert Birkland with the 2007 William D. Schaeffer Environmental Award.
Birkland, president of Dallas, Pennsylvania-based Cirrus Consulting Group, has a career in the printing industry spanning more than 25 years.
His early success as a mechanical engineer lead Birkland to become vice president of engineering for Arcata Graphics in Baltimore. During this time, he participated in a committee that wrote regulations for the printing industry, which eventually became the basis for the Clean Air Act.
In addition to his many accomplishments, Birkland’s environmental efforts include replacing alcohol in fountain solutions in several companies, installing paper recycling equipment for several organizations and installing closed-loop color control systems to minimize paper waste and improve efficiency.
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