In memoriam for Peter Krusa (1948–2008)

Peter B. Krusa, the Thomas W. Reese Graphic Arts and Imaging Technology Distinguished Professor, passed away Wednesday, August 20, 2008 in Winston-Salem, NC. (Photo by John Craft)
Friday, December 3, 2010 - 11:30am

In memoriam for, colleague and friend of the Graphic Arts and Imaging Technology Students and Faculty

Peter B. Krusa, the Thomas W. Reese Graphic Arts and Imaging Technology Distinguished Professor, passed away Wednesday, August 20, 2008 in Winston-Salem, NC.

Mr. Krusa joined the faculty at Appalachian State University in 2005 teaching students from his life experiences gained as an executive in the printing industry.

Mr. Krusa spent his entire career in the printing industry spending the majority of his time with PBM Graphics, Inc. where he helped build and mold the company from the early years to his retirement. Many of PBM's milestones in growth, expansion, prestige and respect as a premier printing company were because of Mr. Krusa's vision, drive and leadership.

Mr. Krusa was extremely involved and active in the Printing Industries of the Carolinas, serving as a Trustee for the past 16 years and currently was President of the PICA Foundation. He was a respected leader and innovator in the printing industry.

Peter was to be inducted into The Ben Franklin Society of PIA/GATF in November which recognizes and honors industry leaders who have made lasting contributions to the printing and graphic communications industries.

Peter is survived by his wife, Candy; father, Hans Krusa; sons, Peter Strommen, and Jay Strommen; daughters, Jennifer Krusa Downing, and Ashley Krusa Levesque; eight fabulous grandchildren; brother, Paul Krusa; and sister, Joan Asplin.

Peter was preceded in death by his mother Renee Krusa. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be sent to the Burn Center, c/o Dr. James Holmes, Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center, Medical Center Blvd., Winston- Salem, NC, 27157.

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