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NAPL announces leadership transition

Feb 24, 2002 12:00 AM


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National Assn. for Printing Leadership (NAPL) (Paramus, NJ) announced I. Gregg Van Wert will step down as president and CEO of the 69-year-old association, effective December 31, 2002.

His decision to vacate the top NAPL post follows a career with the Association that spans nearly 30 years of NAPL and industry contributions. He has served as NAPL’s president and  CEO since January, 1992.

In making the announcement, NAPL Chairman Jim Hyder (Fetter Printing, Louisville, KY) said, “NAPL’s progress over several decades is measured by the enthusiasm, devotion, and ability Gregg has brought to his work in numerous management capacities.”

Hyder and Van Wert announced that under the association's management transition plan, Joseph P. Truncale will become NAPL president, effective January 1, 2003. Truncale has served as NAPL’s executive vice president since 1992.

Responding to questions about his future plans, Van Wert said he will remain active with NAPL and industry projects.

Van Wert joined NAPL in 1973 as director of communications. He was named executive vice president in 1982. In the intervening years, he headed NAPL’smember relations and exhibits departments, serving as director and exhibit manager of the Graph Expo series of industry expositions prior to formation of the Graphic Arts Show Company.

Truncale joined the staff of NAPL in 1984 as director of member relations.  In 1988 he was given the added title of senior staff director. He was named executive vice president in 1992.