Tuesday, 05 May 2020 11:00 GMT

SGIA and PIA complete merger

The Specialty Graphic Imaging Association (SGIA) and Printing Industries of America (PIA) have merged in order to bring their resources and services together to better support future industry growth and longevity in the US.

Ford Bowers will serve as president and chief executive of the newly combined organisation, while Michael Makin, current president and chief executive of PIA, will become an executive vice president.

The joint organisation will also adopt a new name, with details of this, as well as the new board of directors, to be announced in the coming weeks.

“As convergence increasingly continues in our industry, this newly-formed entity with PIA is the logical progression of our long-standing history together,” says Bowers.

Together, we house the most renowned thought leaders, events, and programming in the printing and graphic arts community

“SGIA acquired NAPCO Media in 2019, bringing the industry’s leading media company under our umbrella. Now with PIA, we can provide even more streamlined services across all market segments and in one easily accessible location.

“Together, we house the most renowned thought leaders, events, and programming in the printing and graphic arts community.”

Makin adds: “PIA is thrilled to join forces with SGIA, combining resources to serve every segment of the printing industry. Pooling the extensive talent of both organisations, along with the media expertise of NAPCO Media, is a game-changer.”

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