Tuesday, February 24, 2015
PRESS RELEASE from the IRgA, February 24, 2015
Michael Cully, President of AIR Graphics, is 2015 George Bukovsky Award Winner
Michael Cully, president of AIR Graphics in Boston, has been awarded the 2015 George K. Bukovsky Award from the International Reprographic Association (IRgA). The Bukovsky Award recognizes individuals who have made significant, long-term contributions to the reprographics industry.
“I have served with Mike on the IRgA Board for many years, and he has always proved himself to be a stalwart of immense fortitude guiding IRgA with unwavering purpose and resolve,” says Paul Fridrich, president of IRgA. “On the personal level, in my dealings with Mike, I always enjoyed his wit and hospitality when visiting with him and his brother Kevin in Boston and his willingness to offer solid advice.”
Cully has been involved in the reprographics industry since working for Miller Blueprint while attending Northeastern University in the early 1970s. He became co-owner of that company in the mid 1970s, and sold it in 1986. Together with his brother Kevin and partner Kevin O’Neill, Cully opened Applied Image Reprographics in 1986. He remains president of that progressive reprographics firm, which is today known as AIR Graphics and has three locations in the Boston area.
“As president and CEO of AIR Graphics, Mike leads a diverse group of talented professionals dedicated to serving the design community, making AIR Graphics a leading provider of services in New England,” noted Bob Roperti, owner of Jiffy Reprographics in Clearwater, Florida, in his nomination of Cully for the award. Roperti is a member of IRgA’s Presidents’ Council, which chooses the Bukovsky honorees.
Cully was on the board of the Eastern Regional Reprographics Association for six years starting in 1993, and was president of that association in 2000. He subsequently served on the board of the IRgA, and was IRgA president in 2010.
“I’m extremely honored to have received this award,” Cully says. “It has special meaning because I had the pleasure of meeting George Bukovsky on many occasions early in my career.”
Cully will be honored at a special reception and banquet during the joint Eastern Reprographics Association/International Reprographic Association convention on April 9-11 in Atlanta. For information about that event, visit: http://www.irga.com/attendee-registration-for-2015-convention-now-open!/
About the Bukovsky Award: The Bukovsky Award honors the memory of George K. Bukovsky, who worked in the reprographics industry for more than 30 years and actively promoted IRgA and the industry. He passed away in 1990, and the award was established to honor his contributions by recognizing others who have similarly made a lasting impact on the reprographics industry. To read a list of previous Bukovsky Award winners, click here: http://www.irga.com/knowledge-bank/bukovsky-award-winners/
About the IRgA: The International Reprographic Association is a trade organization for businesses involved in the creation and management of large-format documents. IRgA is holding a joint convention with the Eastern Reprographics Association in Atlanta on April 9-11, 2015. Founded in 1927, the association represents approximately 500 member companies across the United States, Canada, and other parts of the world. IRgA’s website, www.irga.com, is devoted to news and information about the industry.
FOR MORE INFORMATION: Ed Avis, Managing Director, IRgA, 708-218-7755, firstname.lastname@example.org
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