Printing Industry Veteran Wins Special Honor
Specialty Graphic Imaging Association (SGIA) announced Michael Caza, owner of Michael Caza Erul in France, has the winner of the Howard A. Parmele Award.
Caza, an industry veteran of more than 50 years, was selected for his extensive contribution to screen printing and the SGIA community. "This year's Parmele Award honoree entered the screen printing industry in 1954 and started his first company in 1963," said Joe Shondel, SGIA's immediate past chairman, who presented the award. "He is recognized as the European pioneer of UV inks for a wide range of graphic and industrial applications." Caza has been a member of the association for more than 25 years, and in addition to this year's Parmele Award, he was honored with the distinguished SGIA Swormstedt Award in 1981 for best published technical article. He also was inducted into the Academy of Screen Printing Technology by his peers in 1982 and served as ASPT Chairman in 2003. He also has held various leadership positions within SGIA, and has served with many organizations around the world. The award honors an individual for outstanding contributions to the specialty imaging industry over an extended length of time. This prestigious award does not reflect affiliation with any company or organization but is solely focused on the honoree's significant support and contributions to the SGIA community.
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