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SGIA and PIA Merge to Become the Largest, Most Comprehensive Printing and Graphic Arts Association

SGIA and PIA Merge to Become the Largest, Most Comprehensive Printing and Graphic Arts Association

Author: Holly Gray/Thursday, May 7, 2020/Categories: Industry News - Graphic

(Quoted from Printing Impressions. Full article here.)

The Specialty Graphic Imaging Association (SGIA) and Printing Industries of America (PIA) today announce that, as of May 1, 2020, the two organizations will officially merge. SGIA and PIA are together committed to serving the graphic arts community with preeminent research, education, training, events, legislative support, government affairs, health and safety, and other key industry services. SGIA primarily serves the graphics, industrial and apparel decorator segments; and PIA primarily serves the commercial printing segment. Together, members will have access to services across many channels.

Ford Bowers is elevated to President and CEO of the combined organization. Michael Makin, current President and CEO of Printing Industries of America, will become an Executive Vice President of the unified organization, effective May 1. The new association name will be announced in the coming weeks, as will the combined board of directors.

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