Mohawk Chairman and CEO Inducted into Soderstrom Society
Mohawk, Cohoes, N.Y., North America’s largest privately-owned manufacturer of fine papers, envelopes and specialty substrates for commercial and digital printing, announced that Thomas D. O’Connor Jr., chairman and CEO, was recently inducted into the Soderstrom Society, the graphic communications industry’s most prestigious honors organization.
O’Connor was nominated for the post by the National Association for Printing Leadership (NAPL), and is the first paper industry executive to be inducted in the society in its 58-year history. He was one of 12 industry leaders honored during a ceremony at the University of Chicago’s Gleacher Center on Sept. 27, one day prior to the start of Graph Expo.
The Soderstrom Society is an honors organization named for Walter E. Soderstrom, one of the founders of the NAPL. The society recognizes the contributions of industry leaders, including print company owners, industry supplier executives, educators, journalists and consultants.
“The Soderstrom Society honors individuals who have significantly contributed to the development and progress of the graphic arts industry. Tom’s many accomplishments fit this criteria perfectly,” said Martin Maloney, CEO of Broadford & Maloney Incorporated, and member of the Soderstrom Society. “Every Soderstrom member has the privilege of nominating prospective members. Many are nominated, but not all are voted in by the board. I nominated Tom and was very pleased that the board unanimously approved his induction.”
“It’s quite an honor to be inducted into the Soderstrom Society, and I thank NAPL for this significant recognition,” said O’Connor. “I look forward to working with the society’s members to continue to celebrate the heritage and future of print, while creating new opportunities for our industry.”
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