Donald Blyler, Jr. Chosen as Neographics 2012 "Person of the Year"
The Graphic Arts Association has named Donald Blyler, Jr. as the 2012 Neographics "Person of the Year." Paravano has exemplified all the characteristics that qualified him as the 2012 "Person of the Year," including advocacy for the graphics arts industry, community service and educational guidance. Blyler will receive this award of recognition at the Neographics dinner and awards ceremony on Thursday, May 3, 2012 at the Union League in Philadelphia at 7:00 p.m.
In 1968, Blyler (along with his wife, Mary and newborn daughter, Nicole) started on a path toward a vision. His vision: an offset printing company which would impress upon its clients and employees, superior craftsmanship, steadfast and dedicated work ethics, and excellent customer service. Through this vision he saw a valuable opportunity to provide for his family, and strengthen the community in which he lived.
For the next 40 years Donald Blyler Offset continued to grow, becoming the highly reputable and competitive force it is today. Awards and accolades came often for Blyler and Donald Blyler Offset. In 1991 he was awarded the Lebanon Valley "Small Business Person of the Year," and later received statewide recognition from the Pennsylvania Small Business Administration as the Eastern Pennsylvania "Small Business Person of the Year" in 1992. With an excellence in business and in printing, Donald Blyler Offset was twice awarded the SAPPI North America/Mid-Atlantic "Printer of the Year," in 2000 and 2004.
Founded in 1888, The Graphic Arts Association is the regional trade association serving the printing industry in Pennsylvania, southern New Jersey and Delaware. The mission of the Graphic Arts Association is to be the leading resource for the printing and graphic communications industry in advocacy, education and information to enhance the strength and profitability of its members.