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VP, Production, Dallas Morning News

William (Bill) H. May, Jr. is Vice President/Production for The Dallas Morning News.  Bill is responsible for all printing operations at the Plano, Texas facility, as well Commercial printing in and around Dallas, Texas as well as Design Mail, Inc. operations in Phoenix, Az. 

The Vice President /Production is responsible for the 710,000 square foot production facility in Plano, Texas which has seven lines of printing presses, seven insert machines, two Prim Hall collators, and houses about 300 full time employees.    

In addition to printing The Dallas Morning News, the North Plant also produces Investor’s Business Daily, Al Dia, Denton Record Chronicle, Briefing, The New York Times, Th New York Times Sunday Advance (Regional), USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, The Fort Worth Star Telegram, The Austin Chronicle and The San Antonio Current.  The facility also produces 11 masthead publications for Star Local Media, Inc., along with more than 100 other local commercial print customers.   

Returning to The Dallas Morning News in March of 2005 from The Richmond Times-Dispatch, Richmond, Virginia where he was the Production Director for approximately one year, Bill started working for The Dallas Morning News in 1987 and has held key managerial positions in several Production departments. 

Bill graduated from Texas A&M University-Commerce with a Bachelor of Science in Printing Management.  

Bill received the 2001 “Chairman’s Award” from Belo Corporation.  In 2005, he was selected by Presstime Magazine as one of the “Top 20 Under 40” newspaper executives.  In September 2009, Bill was recognized by Editor and Publisher Magazine as a “Production All-Star.” He also serves as a board member and Conference Planning Committee, Chairman for ING, and is a member of the NAA Newsprint Advisory Council.

Bill and his wife Camille have three dogs, a cat and five children: Will, 24, Nicholas, 20, Hayden, 16, Emily, 15, and Olivia, 13.  He has been a practitioner of martial arts for more than 30 years holding Black Belt ranks in 3 different systems.  Also an avid archery hunter he is listed in the Pope and Young Record book for trophy North American Elk.