THE U.S.A. HAS A NEW DEPUTY PUBLIC PRINTER

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THE U.S.A. HAS A NEW DEPUTY PUBLIC PRINTER

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    http://www.austindailyherald.com/news/2008/jul/12/austin-native-named-us-deputy-public-printer/
    Austin native named U.S. deputy public printer
    July  2008 An Austin native is rising to the top of his profession.
    Public
    Printer Robert C. Tapella has appointed Paul Erickson as deputy public
    printer of the U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO).Erickson, an
    Austin High School alumnus, will oversee the agency’s printing,
    printing procurement, publication sales and information dissemination
    operations for Congress, federal agencies and the American public. He
    will also oversee the agency’s Security and Intelligent Documents unit,
    which produces the nation’s passports.Erickson will help implement the
    newly created Official Journals of Government business unit. This unit
    will oversee the print and electronic requests for two daily
    newspapers, The Congressional Record and The Federal Register. Official
    Journals of Government will also process work for Senate and House
    bills, reports, hearings, documents, laws and other Congressional
    publications.

    Austin roots
    Erickson grew up in Austin. He is
    a 1974 graduate of Austin High School. He was a defensive back on the
    Austin Packers football team and set several records as a member of the
    AHS track team.

    His family still lives in the Austin area.
    “I
    believe working together as a team is critical to becoming a successful
    operation,” said Erickson. “The values I learned from my family,
    teachers, coaches and teammates in Minnesota will be beneficial in
    managing the talented employees at GPO.”Public Printer Bob Tapella
    administers the oath of office to Deputy Public Printer Paul Erickson
    as Erickson’s wife Misty and son Clayton look on in a ceremony that
    took place in the U.S. Government Printing Office in Washington
    D.C.Public Printer Bob Tapella administers the oath of office to Deputy
    Public Printer Paul Erickson as Erickson’s wife Misty and son Clayton
    look on in a ceremony that took place in the U.S. Government Printing
    Office in Washington D.C.Erickson brings nearly three decades of
    printing industry experience to GPO. He began his printing career in a
    training program at RR Donnelley, the world’s largest commercial
    printer. After working in various positions in the company’s plant,
    Erickson spent the next 25 years in management posts. He spent 10 years
    as vice president of manufacturing at the company’s Reno, Nev.
    operation. He improved efficiency by 15 percent and improved production
    output by more than 20 percent, according to the GOP
    announcement.Erickson joined a printing plant in Sheffield, England in
    2006 as managing director. While at Polestar Sheffield, he increased
    customer service and saved the company millions of dollars by
    implementing recycling programs and reducing paper and ink waste,
    according to the announcement.

    High praise
    “Paul is a proven
    leader in the printing industry. GPO is looking forward to tapping into
    his successful record for reducing waste, improving customer service
    and increasing production output,” said Tapella. “Paul’s background and
    accomplishments will be an asset to GPO as the agency adapts to new
    technologies in providing Americans the documents of their
    democracy.”Erickson received a Bachelor of Science degree in printing
    management from South Dakota State University’s School of Journalism.He
    has been a leader in various charitable organizations such as the
    Northern Nevada United Way, Chamber of Commerce and Boys and Girls Club.