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Mar 24, 2011 12:00 AM
Superior Lithographics, a leading California large-format packaging printer, announces its founder and CEO, Doug Rawson, has been named 2011 “Executive of the Year” by the Printing Industries Assn., Inc. of Southern California (PIASC). The award recognizes his contributions to the industry as a longtime member of the PIASC board, and the visionary behind Superior Lithographics’ innovation and success.
“It is a tremendous honor to be recognized by my colleagues in the printing industry with this prestigious award,” says Mr. Rawson. “I’m privileged to lead a company that is committed to delivering the highest levels of service to our customers, and continues to drive innovation in the printing industry.”
Doug Rawson founded Superior Lithographics in 1988 with three employees and an offset press. Under his leadership, the company has grown steadily over more than two decades and now generates nearly $20 million in annual revenues. Even as the printing industry and business world as a whole were hit hard by the recession, Superior Lithographics stayed profitable, seeing 10% annual growth over the last two years.
Central to Doug’s success has been his emphasis on service, making Superior Lithographics the clear choice for large-format and packaging printing projects. In addition to fast turnarounds and state-of-the-art equipment, Doug and his team continually focus on innovation, including providing clients with real-time delivery notifications utilizing iPads and offering new concepts in interactive packaging leveraging Quick Response Codes. Doug has also put a high priority on sustainability. Superior Lithographics is currently undergoing certification as a carbon-neutral print and packaging facility, has been approved as a Chain-of-Custody facility from both the SFI and FSC and has instituted an enterprise-wide program to reduce Superior’s greenhouse gas emissions.