Michael F. Makin

Michael F. Makin

Executive Vice President

PRINTING United Alliance

Contact Information

301 Brush Creek Rd
Warrendale, PA 15086-7529

Phone: (412) 259-1777

Fax: (412) 259-2016

mmakin [at] printing.org

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Michael Makin was appointed President and CEO of Printing Industries of America on August 1, 2002.

Born and raised in Montreal, Canada, Mr. Makin attended Carleton University in Ottawa where graduated with honors with a degree in Journalism in 1986.  He also holds an MBA from the University of Phoenix.

After a brief stint as a reporter and public affairs officer with the Canadian government, he began his career in association management 20 years ago.

Prior to joining Printing Industries of America, Mr. Makin was President of the Canadian Printing Industries Association and for almost 10 years served as an executive with the Canadian Construction Association.

He serves as Secretary to the Board of Directors of the Graphic Arts Show Corporation as well as Secretary to the Graphic Arts Educational Research Foundation.  He is also President of the Printing and Graphics Scholarship Trust Fund (PGSF), an organization which provides $400,000 in scholarships each year to students entering the graphic arts industry. 

In 2005, Mr. Makin was honored with the Earl Sundeen Award for contributions to education by the International Graphics Arts Education Association (IGAEA). In 2006 he was named a member of the Ben Franklin Honor Society.

Mr. Makin is a member of the American Society of Association Executives, the Pittsburgh Society of Association Executives and the Society for Human Resource Management.  He is a former National President of the Carleton University Alumni Association and a past Governor and Senator of the University.

He currently serves as the Chairman of the World Print and Communications Forum, based in Brussels.