Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Chicago luncheon photos

Manny Roth our Polychrome Chicago Almuni organized a reunion recently.      Here are two photos just arrived,     Thanks Manny!

In front     John Williams,  rear from left John Laglione Fred Marocchi 

Front   John Williams, rear from left Pat Hahn, John Rapp, Maryann Samoa and Paul Holmquist.

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Retiree luncheon photo

Perhaps in mid 1990'?       I used to hear a retiree luncheon (but with some not yet retired) getting together somewhere in New Jersey.        Ralph Gigi who was not yet retired at that time suggested that I join the luncheon but I always declined saying I was too young to retire......!         Thanks to Nick I have this photo with  familiar faces.

Sydney Fowlds, Mario Rufino, Bill Salzman,?, Ralph Gigi, Nick Profeta, John Randolph, Victor Tkaczenko, Rudy Thornhill, Chuck Kreiner and Enrique Levy

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Don Wheeler, our fifth president

Our fourth president Joe Piot may be remembered in three areas, 1) lavish Christmas Parties; at Tavern on the Green,  Water Club, 21 Club, Waldorf Astoria Hotel, etc. (Nick Profeta recalls that he was told not to worry about expenses.), 2) starting ill planned Columbus factory construction (listening to a junior Arthur Andersen consultant and decided to build a Just-in-time factory ) 3) bringing in McKinsey consultant.          Don Wheeler our fifth and Thomas Bittner our seventh president and others with McKinsey background joined Polychrome through his effort.             Don has inherited troubled Columbus project and ultimately was the victim of cost overrun and delay in start up probably resulting in  his  short lived tenure as the CEO.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Service Award 1987

Were you at this service award?       I see familiar names like; Ray Baer, Kathy Sharp, Ed Sabol, Stu Sherman, Theresa Wasiak,Silvia Black,Peggy Otis,Barbara Viviano,Steve Gallo,Alan Wilkes,Gordon Jenkins,Eileen Lucci and of course Nick Profeta and Herman Wolf.     See the full list HERE.

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Old photos from Fred Gumbinner

Fred Gumbinner, Mr. Bob Gumbinner's son, contributed these old photos.  Thanks Fred!

This photo must have been taken in mid 70' just before Wes Hennessey our second president in the back far left took office.

These are probably from one of the Christmas Party pictures around the same time.

Jim Graves, Stan Eysman and Lee Bonime in the back
Barney Gold in the middle.

 Alex Halpern in the middle and Seth Cross in the back far right.

Fred Polack old time stencil person seated in the middle. Irv Simmons of Cromatone on far left and Carol Chu on the opposite side.     Nick Profeta and Simon Chu in the back.

Ray Lauzon and his wife and Simon Chu in the back, Jill Halley and Carol Chu front right

Irv Simmons, Mrs and Dr. Delos Bown and Stan Eysman in the back row.

On the upbeat Jun 1986

Promotions of Mike Popper, Dan Cahill, Jim Deer, Noel Stegner, Joe Pargola, Dan Ferrari, Pat Duckworth, Bill Faulkner, Mark Oser and Jenny Macias are congratulated in this issue.    Simon Chu elected as the president of NALPM.      Bill Bosko returns from Japan and Hawaii, Bill's reward for winning Manager of the Year honors for 1985.          Read more HERE.

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Organization Chart around 1991

Judging from the date stamps these organization charts were created between 1990 and 1992 during the reign of Don Wheeler as CEO.      You many not recognize all the names but they are all "old timers"     now.       Go through all the department HERE.