June 19, 2006—The 21st annual Graphic Arts Good Scout Award Luncheon was held at the New York Marriott Marquis June 8. This year's honorees were Karen Palmieri; Serafino Cambareri, director of quality control, Conde Nast Publications Inc.; and John Tempest, national print media manager, Enovation Graphics/Fuji Photo Film.
As in past years, the event was officially opened by the Boy Scouts of America, who receive the funds from the lunch to support more than 120,000 boys and girls in the Greater New York region. This year's Scout speaker, Diarmaid King, Troop 102, Bronx, noted that scouting "is good for me, and it's good for my community." He talked about the pleasure he gets from helping out at the Veterans facilities in his neighborhood, and said, "We learn skills we can use later in life."
After the lunch, the awards were handed out. Ms. Palmieri most recently served a two-year appointment as the vice president of manufacturing and distribution for VNU Business Media. She led the prepress, production, paper management, and distribution operations for 44 publication titles.
Mr. Cambareri noted that the last 46 years of his life have been deeply involved with ink on paper, and quoted Thomas Carlyle: "All that mankind has done, thought or been: it is lying as in magic preservation in the pages of books."
Mr. Tempest has worked in sales and management for the printing industry for almost 30 years. He joined Fuji in 2002, and was named to his current position in 2004. Print, he said, is not going away any time soon. Rather, the new technologies will be integrated into print by the innovation and creativity of the people employed in the industry.