FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 28, 2003
MEDIA CONTACT: C. Michael Bright, 202-512-1991, firstname.lastname@example.org
GPO VETERAN JEFF BERNAZZOLI TO LEAD PRINTING PLANT
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
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
For more information about the GPO, go to the
agency's Web site at www.gpo.gov.