By: Jim Rosenberg
Regardless of how or when they landed in their current positions, this year’s E&P Production All Stars share in some way two significant career experiences: major building and equipment projects, and responsibility for commercial printing. Three other characteristics kept turning up in nominations and interviews: the ability to work with and develop staff, problem-solving capabilities, and a serious commitment to employee safety.
Just as last year, candidates were selected by others at their newspaper companies, and top executives signed and submitted the nomination forms. The winners were those who received the highest combined scores on several criteria by the four judges listed to the right. The awards now include the additional category of senior manager.
E&P will donate $500 in the name of each winner to the International Newspaper Group’s scholarship fund for college students. The Sept. 19 award presentations during ING’s annual conference at the Hilton Kansas City Airport also will include special recognition of the late Kim Foster, former pressroom manager for The Miami Herald.