Effective Jan. 1, 2016
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Dec. 30, 2015) — Dr. Craig Meador has been named president of the American Printing House for the Blind (APH), effective Jan. 1, 2016.
APH is the world’s largest company devoted solely to researching, developing, and manufacturing products for people who are blind or visually impaired.
Meador, a former teacher and educational leader for blind and visually impaired children, has served as APH’s vice president of educational services and product development since May. He succeeds Dr. Tuck Tinsley III, who is retiring after 27 years.
Since joining APH, Meador has led a team of 90 professionals in the areas of field services, communications, and research and product development. He has worked closely with the production and finance departments to improve APH’s product development process.
“APH’s mission is to promote the independence of blind and visually impaired persons by providing specialized materials and products needed for education and life,” said Barrett Nichols, chairman of the APH Board of Trustees and CEO of BSG Financial Group.
“Craig has the vision, energy, and skills to make address APH’s noble mission through partnerships with new technology companies, educational institutions, and leaders from government,” he said. “We look forward to working with Craig and building on the strong platform and legacy that Tuck Tinsley has so successfully put in place.”
Meador earned an undergraduate degree from Western Oregon State University, a master’s degree in Special Education from Portland State University and, in 2015, an educational doctorate degree from Washington State University.