History of the William D. Schaeffer Environmental Award

Established in 1990, this award is named for environmental pioneer and researcher, Dr. William D. Schaeffer, who is celebrated in the industry for his contributions to environmental issues.

Dr. Schaeffer (1922–2003) was known and widely respected for providing environmentally sound activities for the graphic communications industries and a rational perspective for those who develop environmental regulations for the industry.

Schaeffer directed Printing Industries of America’s (formerly GATF) Research Department activities for 20 years before retiring in 1989. In 1983 he became the executive director of the Environmental Conservation Board of the Graphic Communications Industry, Inc. (ECB), a post he held until 1991. “His ongoing environmental advocacy typifies the leadership activities expected of award recipients, said Printing Industries of America’s Research Steering Committee.

For more information about the William D. Schaeffer Environmental Award, contact Kayleigh Smith at 412-259-1713 or ksmith (at) printing.org.

Published on Wednesday, November 9, 2005 (updated 01/21/2016)

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