Printing Industries of America has presented its 2013 Lewis Memorial Lifetime Achievement to David DeLana, President, Heritage-The Integrated Resource, of El Reno, Oklahoma. The award was bestowed on November 15, 2013 at the organization's fall administrative meetings in Chicago.
Established in 1950, the Lewis Memorial Lifetime Achievement Award is recognized throughout the graphic arts industry as the highest honor awarded to an individual.
"I can think of no one in our industry more deserving of the award than David," said Joe Polanco, President, PIA MidAmerica. "I have always found him to be extremely supportive of Printing Industries of America's goals, but made sure that members' interests were always in the forefront."
DeLana's dedication to the industry is unparalleled and has included serving as Chairman of both his local affiliate and Printing Industries of America. He has also served on countless local and national committees.
A believer in giving back to his community he has received numerous accolades for his service over the years including being named Small Businessman of the Year from the Oklahoma City Chamber of Commerce and Journal Record finalist of Oklahoma's Small Business CEO of the Year. He is also a sitting third time El Reno, Oklahoma-City Council Member.
"Dave personifies the qualities of the Lewis Memorial Award like no other and is one of the most principled and hard working men I have ever known," added Michael Makin, President and CEO of Printing Industries of America.