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Michael Duggal, Thomas Quinlan to Receive Franklin Awards

Awards to be presented on Nov. 17 in New York City.




(PRESS RELEASE) NEW YORK – Printing Industries Alliance has announced that Michael Duggal, CEO of Duggal Visual Solutions, has been selected as the recipient of the 2021 Print Drives America Franklin Award for Distinguished Service.

The Franklin Award has been presented for more than 60 years to renowned political, business, journalism, and communications leaders, for their achievements and contributions to American society. Past recipients have included U.S. Presidents Harry S. Truman and Dwight D. Eisenhower, former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg, publisher Malcolm Forbes, and television anchor Walter Cronkite.

The award, named for Benjamin Franklin, a printer by trade, will be presented to Duggal (2021) and Quinlan (2020) at the 68th Annual Franklin Event on Wednesday, Nov. 17th (6 p.m.) at Club 101, 101 Park Ave. in New York City.

Michael Duggal has grown Duggal Visual Solutions into one of the largest imaging service providers in the nation. Started by Michael’s late father Baldev Duggal in New York City in 1961, today the company has nine facilities – two on the west coast, and seven more on the east coast with its headquarters in Brooklyn, NY. The company provides upscale visual solutions for retailers, museums, galleries, sports leagues, venues and corporations around the world.

Thomas Quinlan, the 2020 Franklin recipient, is the former CEO of LSC Communications and the former CEO of RR Donnelley & Sons. He has held various senior level positions with Moore Wallace and World Color Press as well as finance positions with Marsh & McLennan and Kidde Peabody. Quinlan was first announced as the 2020 Franklin recipient in November 2019.

Table sponsorships are $6500 for a table of eight and $3500 for a table of four. Individual seats can be purchased for $350. To sponsor a table, contact Kim Tuzzo at Printing Industries Alliance at (716) 691-3211 or

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