Richard “Dick” Williams, founder and former chairman of the board of Presstek, located in Hudson, N.H., passed away at the age of 73 after battling an extended illness.
One of the original founders of Presstek, Williams served as the company’s chief technology officer until his retirement in January 2003. He also held many other positions with the company, including chief executive officer, and he was the chairman of the board of directors from 1998 to 2004.
In addition, Williams was the recipient of the Rochester Institute of Technology Cary Award in September 2003. The award honors notable individuals who have distinguished themselves in the development or application of digital technology in graphic communications.
“Dick’s contributions to Presstek and the industry are invaluable. He was the technical visionary of Presstek and the father of DI printing,” said Presstek Board Member Dr. Lawrence Howard. “But Dick was also a friend. … The entire Presstek family will always hold his accomplishments in highest regard. We all will miss him.”
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