FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  July 28, 2003               No. 03-39
MEDIA CONTACT:  C. Michael Bright, 202-512-1991, cbright@gpo.gov
 
 
GPO VETERAN JEFF BERNAZZOLI TO LEAD PRINTING PLANT TRANSFORMATION
 
Efficiency and Customer Service Among Top Priorities
 
Washington, DC -- Public Printer of the United States Bruce R. James has named Jeffrey J. Bernazzoli the new Production Manager of the U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO).  As Production Manager, the 31-year GPO veteran will head the GPO's in-house printing plant, including its extensive electronic prepress operations, press room, and bindery.
 
In making the appointment, Public Printer James said, "Jeff's extensive knowledge of print technology and the GPO's customer base makes him an ideal Production Manager for the GPO.  I have every confidence that he is the right person to lead the plant's transformation into a showplace of state-of-the-art technologies that provide the services our customers want in the 21st century."
 
Bernazzoli joined the GPO in 1972 as an apprentice.  After completing his apprenticeship in 1976, he worked in the Offset Press Division as a platemaker-stripper.  In 1979, he was sent on detail to the U.S. Customs Service.   From 1981 to 1984, he served in Production Planning, where he worked on planning and scheduling printing jobs for production in the plant.  In 1984, he took a position as Printing Specialist in Printing Procurement.  For the past 3 years, he was the Supervisory Printing Specialist in the Office of the Production Manager, where he was in charge of tracking and expediting printing jobs through the plant and ensuring timely product delivery.
 
Bernazzoli attended The Pennsylvania State University.  He resides in Bakerton, WV, with his wife, Joyce, and their son.  An older son is deceased.
 
Headquartered in Washington, DC, with approximately 3,000 employees nationwide, the GPO is responsible for the production and distribution of information products and services for all three branches of the Federal Government. In addition to its own production facilities, the GPO maintains contracts with thousands of private sector vendors across the country to produce print and other information products for the Federal Government ranging from Supreme Court decisions to IRS tax forms and crop reports for the Department of Agriculture.  The GPO also distributes Government publications to the public via a sales program and through a nationwide network of more than 1,200 Federal depository libraries.  GPO's Web site, GPO Access, at www.gpoaccess.gov, provides free online public access to more than 250,000 Federal Government titles.
 
For more information about the GPO, go to the agency's Web site at www.gpo.gov.