A Brief Biography of theDEPUTY PUBLIC PRINTER
OF THE UNITED STATES
WILLIAM H. TURRI
Public Printer of the United States Bruce R. James has announced that he has named William H. Turri to be Deputy Public Printer, the second-highest position within the U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO). As Deputy Public Printer, Turri will serve as Chief Operating Officer of the GPO, responsible for overseeing the GPO's day-to-day printing, printing procurement, and information dissemination operations serving Congress, Federal agencies, and the American public.
In making the appointment, Public Printer James said, "Bill Turri's experience and management capabilities are highly regarded throughout the printing industry and we are extremely fortunate that he will join us. I have complete confidence he will ensure that our daily operations provide for the ongoing information needs of Congress, Federal agencies, and the public while we continue transforming the GPO into an agency meeting the demands of the 21st century."
Turri comes to the GPO following a lifelong career in the printing industry. A 1962 graduate of the Rochester Institute of Technology's (RIT) School of Graphic Arts and Photography, he began his professional career as an Estimator with Eastern Colortype. In 1963, he joined Case-Hoyt, one of the foremost quality printers in the Nation, as a Customer Service Representative, rising to become Supervisor of Customer Service, Sales Representative, and Vice-President for Sales. In 1985, he was named Chief Operating Officer of Monroe Litho, where he later served as President from 1993 to 1995. In 1995, he returned to Case-Hoyt as President and member of its Board of Directors, retiring in 2001.
Turri is a member of RIT's President's Roundtable as well as the Nathaniel Rochester Society Committee, an organization dedicated to providing scholarships to RIT students. He was the 2002 recipient of RIT's Outstanding Alumni Award and has established an endowed scholarship fund for RIT students. Turri has lectured to senior classes at RIT and served as President of the RIT Alumni/Flower City Chapter. He also served on the New York State Board of the Printing Industries of America, Inc., for 4 years, and was a member of the Printing School Industry Advisory Committee. Turri and his wife, Linda, have 3 grown children and will reside in the Washington, DC, area.