Gary A. Jones is the assistant vice president of the environmental, health, and safety (EHS) affairs at Printing Industries of America near Pittsburgh, PA. His primary responsibility is to monitor and analyze EHS regulatory activities at all government levels and provide representation on behalf of the printing industry. In doing so, Mr. Jones works closely with the federal and state-level Environmental Protection Agencies (EPA), Occupational Safety and Health Agency (OSHA), Department of Transportation (DOT), Department of Homeland Security (DHS), and Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) by providing direct representation. He also supports the local Printing Industries of America affiliates in their efforts to represent printers in these areas.
Mr. Jones provides membership assistance through a variety of approaches, including responding to inquiries, writing, and consulting services. He regularly presents lectures at numerous industry events and conducts workshops for Printing Industries of America. In addition, he has written several publications and his “Environmental Alert” column appears in Printing Industries of America: The Magazine.
Mr. Jones is also heading up Printing Industries of America’s efforts for the Sustainable Green Printing Partnership, an organization dedicated to assisting printers respond to the customer demand for sustainable printing.
Prior to joining Printing Industries of America in 1987, Mr. Jones worked in the field of forensic science as an analytical chemist. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in biology from LaRoche College and a Master of Science in chemistry from the University of Pittsburgh.
Meredith Benek is an Environmental, Health, and Safety Specialist in the EHS Affairs department at Printing Industries of America. She provides membership support and assistance through inquiries, industry representation, training workshops, and consulting services. She also provides assistance with regulatory reviews at all government levels, applicable research and technical input, as well as assists with sustainability certification programs and support to the Sustainable Green Printing Partnership.
Meredith is passionate about sustainability and environmental responsibility. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Studies from Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania and has plans to obtain a Master of Sustainability in the near future.
Jessica Gazda is an Environmental, Health, and Safety Specialist in the EHS Affairs department at Printing Industries of America. She provides membership support and assistance by answering inquiries from members, assisting with sustainability certification programs, supporting the Sustainable Green Printing Partnership, and providing consulting services for individual companies such as EHS compliance audits and conducting safety training. She also represents the printing industry at all government levels during rule development and requests for interpretations.
Prior to joining Printing Industries of America in 2014, Ms. Gazda worked as an EHS Specialist and Labeling Specialist for PPG Industries. Ms. Gazda holds a Bachelor of Science degree in biology and chemistry from the University of Pittsburgh. She is currently working on a Master of Safety Management degree at Eastern Kentucky University.