Get national recognition, build customer confidence, and boost staff morale with an IPMA Award.
IPMA Award categories include: In-plant of the Year, Innovation Award, In-House Promotional Excellence Award.
Winners were recognized at the IPMA Awards Banquet during the IPMA 2023 Educational Conference in June, 2023.
2023 IPMA Award Winners
In-plant of the Year — Cedarville University
Purpose: Recognizes an entire in-plant business for outstanding performance. Whether the in-plant is a combination of print and mail, print only or mail only, all members are eligible. While contributions of individual managers are important, this award judges and recognizes the efforts of the entire in-house staff.
Restructure, Equipment, & Software
Historically, the campus post oﬃce and the print operation were located on opposite sides of campus and managed by two diﬀerent supervisors. The retirement of the campus post oﬃce supervisor in 2008 led to an opportunity to explore combining the operations under one supervisor. The complementary nature of mail and print would improve production time, eliminate costly errors, and streamline work. The decision was easy, but the work and expense needed for realization was a challenge.
Innovation Award — United States Government Publishing Office
Purpose: Recognizes an organization that has shown creative and innovative ways to improve a process or business model. Innovation may be technology, customer or process-driven.
THE BINDERY TEAM HAS SUCCESSFULLY ADAPTED NEW INKJET TECHNOLOGY TO PRINT PRODUCTS ON DEMAND AND AUTOMATICALLY, RESULTING IN A RANGE OF BENEFITS. THE ADOPTION OF DIGITAL INKJET TECHNOLOGY HAS LED TO REDUCED WASTE, REDUCED LABOR REQUIREMENTS, REDUCED PRODUCTION TIME, AND IMPROVED QUALITY. HOWEVER, THE MOST SIGNIFICANT BENEFIT IS THE REDUCTION IN STORAGE SPACE REQUIRED FOR SIGNATURES, WHICH HAS DECREASED BY 70%. THIS ADAPTATION REPRESENTS A SIGNIFICANT STEP FORWARD FOR THE BINDERY TEAM, AND ONE THAT IS LIKELY TO HAVE A POSITIVE IMPACT ON THE ORGANIZATION AS A WHOLE.
In-house Promotional Excellence— CHRISTUS Health
Purpose: Recognizes excellence in promotional vehicles and/or campaigns developed by and used to promote an organizations in-house printing or mailing facility.
Our Print Services Operations Team is always willing to share our experience, through earned media. This type of exposure allows our peers to tell our story and we leverage that to share internally which bring credibility. In 2022, we were featured in at least 4 publications such as In-Plant Impressions and Catholic Health World. We work with our internal communications team to further tell our story and bring awareness to our in-house capabilities.
Outstanding Contributor — Dwayne Magee
Dwayne Magee, Director Messiah Print and Postal Services, Messiah University
Dwayne Magee, CGCM and former IPMA President, is celebrating his 18th year at Messiah University in Mechanicsburg, PA as Director of Messiah Press and Postal Services. His team of 11 print and mail professionals support the communication needs of Messiah University by producing materials that inform, engage, and connect the broader Messiah community in support of the University’s mission. Prior to his work at Messiah, Dwayne served as assistant manager and ISO coordinator for 17 years at AlphaGraphics in Camp Hill, Pennsylvania. Outside of work, Dwayne serves on the foundation board for CPARC, an organization supporting the needs of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. He is also an English major at Messiah and enjoys exploring spiritual, environmental, and social concerns through creative writing and the arts. He is the father of two children, Garrison and Grayson, and he currently resides in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania with his wife Sue and their two dogs, Molly and Solomon.