Telegraph executive honored by press group

LEDYARD, Conn. – William Tyers, vice president of production and distribution for Telegraph Publishing and Cabinet Press publications, was among four newspaper employees from throughout New England recognized with a Distinguished Service Award from the New England Newspaper Association at its annual fall meeting.

The award was among four presented during the gathering of newspaper executives at the Foxwoods resort Thursday.

Tyers has worked at The Telegraph in various management positions since 1992 and presided over major press installations, building expansion and changes in newspaper delivery.

In his nominating letter, publisher Terry Williams cited “Bill’s tremendous ability to coordinate multiple tasks, most requiring technical and logistical understanding. His mix of talent and expertise make him an invaluable member of The Telegraph’s team.”

Tyers has contributed to improvements in facilities and technology, including press installations at an affiliate in Florida and new computer systems serving accounting and advertising departments at Telegraph offices in Hudson.

He has also led efforts to improve energy efficiency and recycling options at the Hudson location.

The other three recipients of the award this year were Robyn Adams, a reporter for the Republican-American in Waterbury; Ken Nye, retired operations manager of The Sun Chronicle in Attleboro; and Mike Pride, recently retired editor of the Concord Monitor.