LOS ANGELES, March 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Printing Industries Association, Inc. of Southern California's (PIASC) Public Relations committee unanimously selected Doug Grant, President of Westamerica Graphics in Foothill Ranch, CA, as PIASC Executive of the Year and the recipient of the highly-regarded Ben Franklin Award.
Doug Grant landed his first job in the printing industry when he was in high school – sweeping floors, cleaning toilets and running an envelope press at his father's medical forms business. From those humble beginnings Doug now presides over a company that has built its reputation as one of the premier printing and graphic communication companies in Southern California. Westamerica Graphics provides high-quality lithographic and digital printing, logistics and creative cross-media marketing solutions for growth-minded companies.
Known for his vision, passion and dedication to providing stellar service and quality, Doug is heavily involved in the printing industry and community. His leadership positions include:
- Board Member, Printing Industries Association of Southern California, 2001-present
- Chairman, Printing Industries Association of Southern California, 2004-2005
- Founding Director, Graphics for Hope, an industry initiative supporting the City of Hope Cancer Center, 2000-2009
- Event Founder and Director, 50 Mile Ride for Rwanda, an annual mountain bike event supporting World Bicycle Relief and Team Rwanda Cycling, 2006-present
Doug lives in Dove Canyon, where he enjoys mountain biking and road cycling, serving as a small group leader at his church, and purveying "Doug's Beans," Orange County's best fresh roasted coffee.
The presentation of the Ben Franklin Executive of the Year Award will take place at PIASC's annual Graphics Night on Thursday, March 27, 2014, at the prestigious California Club in Downtown Los Angeles.
Event sponsors include: Blue Shield of California Life & Health Insurance Co., Carlson Advisors California, Center for Applied Competitive Technologies (CACT), CIGNA, Citizens Business Bank, Health Net, Humana Specialty Benefits, Kaiser Permanente, Landmark Healthcare, PIASC Insurance Services, Preferred Employers Insurance Co., Printing Industries Credit Union, Spicers Paper & Kelly Paper, Taylor Graphics, Unisource, unum, UPS, and Western Dental.
Note to the Editor. PIASC is the printing industry trade association in the greater Los Angeles. With over 1,200 company members, it is the largest affiliate of Printing Industries of America—the national trade association for the printing and graphic arts industry.
SOURCE Printing Industries Association, Inc. of Southern California