About The Reprographics Industry Hall of Fame
The Reprographics Industry Hall of Fame was established (on May 25th, 2014) to recognize and honor significant achievers in the reprographics business and industry, worldwide. One of our goals – if not our main goal – is to inform our industry’s younger and new participants about those (individuals and, in some cases, families) who achieved (and, in many cases, continue to achieve) significant success in the reprographics business, or significant success on the vendor side of the industry, or spectacular (and, in some cases, ground-breaking) achievement in technology development (whether equipment or software.) If our industry’s younger and new participants know about our Hall of Fame inductees - who they were with, what they did, what they managed to achieve, etc. - then, hopefully, they will be inspired “to step to the plate and give their all.”
As we mentioned, The Reprographics Industry Hall of Fame will not just recognize “reprographers”, but will also recognize people (and, in some cases, families) who developed and/or introduced equipment and software technology that proved to be either spectacular (in a “revolutionary” sense) or that drove significant change (with respect to how reprographers operate and/or what they offer.) [If anyone knows the names of the HP team members who were responsible for the design/development of the first HP DesignJet plotter, we’d love to include the names of those people in the Hall of Fame. And, if anyone knows the names of the OCE team members who were responsible for the design/development of the OCE 9800, we’d love to include the names of those people in the Hall of Fame.]
One final mention about those inducted, or to be inducted, into The Reprographics Industry Hall of Fame. Individuals inducted achieved, and, in many cases, continue to achieve, significant success in the reprographics business. They are the “power players” in the reprographics industry. They are the “movers and shakers” who propelled, or who played a significant role in helping to propel, reprographics businesses to become notable-size market-area, regional, nationwide and/or international enterprises.
To be eligible for consideration as a Hall of Fame inductee, each person must meet two or more of the following criteria:
- He/She grew a company, from small to much larger than the average reprographics business, and, in the process, their company became a multi-country or nationwide or multi-regional or regional or dominant-specific-market-area enterprise.
- He/She developed and/or introduced to the reprographics marketplace technology, either software or hardware or both, that had a dramatic impact on the reprographics business and industry. Note that the inductee may have been a reprographer or a vendor.
- He/She founded and/or managed an industry association group, whether non-profit or for profit, that proved to have a significant impact on the reprographics business and industry.
- His/Her approach to being in the reprographics business represented a unique or special development.
- His/Her contributions to others, as a mentor and educator and sounding board, whether or not they actually knew that they were considered a mentor, had a profound, significant impact on the careers of others in the reprographics business.
- He/She put forth, over a long-term basis, a significant effort to communicate industry relevant information for the benefit of reprographers ….in an effort to help reprographers develop/grow their businesses.
Induction into The Reprographics Industry Hall of Fame will not be an annual event. Induction will take place on an on-going basis, as nominations are received, considered and voted on. Note that the Reprographics Industry is over 100 years old, and, since there’s never before been a Hall of Fame for our industry, we have a lot of catching up to do!
All former and current reprographers are invited and encouraged to participate in nominating people for induction into The Reprographics Industry Hall of Fame.
Please visit the page on this web-site that provides a link to the Nomination Form. That form is posted in our Google Drive library. Download the form from our Google Drive library, complete it, and, then, e-mail the completed form to firstname.lastname@example.org
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The IRgA awards the prestigious IRgA Bukovsky Award to individuals who’ve made a significant contribution to that association. For information about that award, visit the IRgA’s web-site at www.irga.com
ReproMAX, one of the industry’s affinity groups (a “for-profit” association) awards the prestigious Mike Duff Award to individuals who’ve made a significant contribution to ReproMAX. For information about that award, visit ReproMAX’s web-site, at www.repromax.com
The Reprographics Industry Hall of Fame does not take into consideration contributions by non-association managers to any reprographics industry association they are members of.