Mohawk Chairman and CEO Inducted into Soderstrom Society
The graphic communications industry's most prestigious honors organization, the Soderstrom Society, inducted Mohawk chairman and CEO Sept. 27 in Chicago.
The National Association for Printing Leadership (NAPL) nominated Thomas D. O'Connor Jr., chairman and CEO of Mohawk, Cohoes, N.Y., for the post. He is the first paper industry executive to be inducted in its 58-year history.
Named for Walter E. Soderstrom, a founder of the NAPL, the Soderstrom Society recognizes the contributions of industry leaders, such as print company owners, industry supplier executives, educators, journalists and consultants.
"The Soderstrom Society honors individuals who have significantly contributed to the development and progress of the graphic arts industry. Tom's many accomplishments fits this criteria perfectly," said Martin Maloney, CEO of Broadford & Maloney Inc., and member of the Soderstrom Society. "Every Soderstrom member has the privilege of nominating prospective members. Many are nominated but not all are voted in by the board. I nominated Tom and was very pleased that the board unanimously approved his induction."
“It’s quite an honor to be inducted into the Soderstrom Society, and I thank NAPL for this significant recognition," O'Connor added. "I look forward to working with the society’s members to continue to celebrate the heritage and future of print, while creating new opportunities for our industry.
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