Member News: Donald J. Nores, Founder of Digital Printing Systems, Inc., Dies
It is with sadness that Digital Printing Systems (DPS) announces the passing of our founder and industry leader, Donald J. Nores. Don died in June surrounded by his family after a long battle with cancer.
Don started DPS in 1971 to serve parking lot and garage operators in Southern California. He identified an industry need to deliver a high quality product, combined with responsive and flexible customer service. Don believed the best way to succeed with this objective was to focus on our customer’s needs and then be able to respond accordingly. Those same principles that served as the company’s foundation 45 years ago remain in place today. With Don’s guidance, DPS grew steadily over the years becoming a parking and transit industry leader providing product throughout the Americas, Europe and the Pacific Rim. In 2002, Peter Young joined the company in the role of President with Don serving as Chairman until his passing. Still a family business, Don’s son Jim Nores serves as Vice President of Production and Brian Nores serves as Vice President of Operations.
Don was deeply involved in his community as a founding Director of the Los Angeles Master Chorale and many deeply involved a number of other charitable organizations including his alma mater, Loyola Marymount University, Loyola High School, Mayfield School and Huntington Hospital.
Don is survived by his wife Joyce, who served as Vice President Treasurer from 1971-2002, and children, Jim, Nancy, Brian and many loving grandchildren.