Board of Directors 2022
Christopher Bernat is Principal Officer at Print Mannschaft. Previously he was Director of Sales at Sawgrass Technologies and multiple positions in the telecommunications and internet industries. He is a graduate of Clemson University and US Army veteran.
First Vice Chair
Michael is a graduate of the University of Maryland, Robert H. Smith Business School, and upon completion of his academic career, immediately began his business career with Corporate Press. He rose through the ranks and assumed complete command of the operation within the last five years through an orderly transition process. During that time he worked closely with his father and former Chairman of the Board of PIA, Michael Marcian, Sr. and a staff and employee team of over 150 and achieved his ultimate goal of following in his father’s footsteps as leader of Corporate Press.
As the leader of the company, Michael not only has fiduciary responsibility to the company and employees, but also is responsible for creating and executing the mission statement that drives all aspects of the business. Michael is the person responsible for anticipating and then implementing the change in strategies as the needs and wants of clients change. Under his leadership, Corporate has embraced and acted upon technological and business climate changes on a regular basis with positive results to the bottom line. Michael believes his personal mission to be to empower and encourage his employees to make the decisions necessary to move the business forward. Michael is not afraid to challenge himself or his company to take on new products or services like Job On, a technology and innovative approach that offer employers a different way to attract and select new employees.
While proud of his many business achievements, he is equally proud of the life he shares with his wife of twenty years, Angie and their two children, Collin, and Erin. When he is not totally plugged into the business, he enjoys watching both kids on their respective sports fields, golf, cycling and running, in that order.
Dean has 35+ years of experience as an Executive Manager of many different Pre-Press and Printing operations, including Litho, Large Format Digital, Screen Printing and Flexography, in the POS/POP and Packaging industry, serving many Fortune 500 brands. His expertise in strategic planning, development of operational strategies and New Business Development makes him a valuable asset and Leader to our industry.
Dean also is an active participant in the industry through his involvement with various organizations that are responsible for providing Leadership and Direction to the Graphic Arts Industry. Currently he sits on SGIA Board of Directors as well participating with Industry manufactures in a Customer Advisory Board role with both HP and EFI, which provides direction for future technological advances for the Digital Print industry.
Brooke Hamilton is the President and CEO of NPI printing and nameplates, producers of high-quality printing and product identification products.
Following in the footsteps of her Mother and Grandmother, she is now the third generation of female leaders for the organization.
Under Brooke’s leadership, NPI has expanded its services and product offerings by investing over $3 million in new and advanced-technology equipment. This progress, coupled with additional leadership training, marketing efforts, certifications, and rebranding, has positioned the company to be successful in the modern market. NPI was also the Tulsa Regional Chamber Manufacturer of the year in 2016. In the past, she won the Women in Manufacturing Step Ahead Award, the Tulsa Business and Legal News Women of Distinction award and was recognized as a Top 40 under 40 by the Tulsa People Magazine.
Brooke currently serves as a board member for SGIA, the Tulsa Regional Chamber, Tulsa Small Business Connection board, and is a member of the TRC Manufacturers Council. She also serves as a board member for the Port Authority, via a mayoral appointment.
In her time away from NPI, Brooke enjoys golfing, traveling, and relaxing with her 14-year-old son Conley, fiancé John, and French bulldogs Stella and Annie.
Lane Kathryn Hickey-Wiggins is the President and CEO at Douglass Screen Printers, Inc. dba DPRINT, a screen and digital printing company based in Lakeland, Florida. The firm was named in DiversityBusiness.com's Top 500 Women-Owned Businesses in the United States and Top 100 Diversity-Owned Businesses in Florida, is a Top Printer to the U.S. Government Publishing Office, and in 2012, was the first screen and digital printer in Florida to become "green" certified through Sustainable Green Printing Partnership (SGP).
Mrs. Hickey-Wiggins is a member of the Polk County Kid's Tag Art Steering Committee and the Go For The Greens Foundation Board of Directors. She is currently serving as President of Explorations V Children's Museum Board of Directors. She is actively serving for the PRINTING United Alliance (PrUA) Board of Directors, PrUA’s Sustainability, Safety, Health and Personnel Advisory Council, and Co-Chair of PrUA's Women in Print Alliance Advisory Council.
She is an alumna member of the Women President's Organization and a member of the National Association of Women Business Owners CIRCLE.
Mrs. Hickey-Wiggins holds an AA in Business Administration from Polk Community College, a BFA in Art History from Savannah College of Art & Design, and an MBA from the University of South Florida.
Brian Hite is the president and founding partner of Image Options. He has 37 years of experience working with and managing companies in the exhibit, event and graphics production industry. He is also experienced in driving lean production and sustainable operations. Image Options was the first large format digital facility in California to obtain SGP Certification. Prior to founding Image Options, he was a senior exhibit industry professional.
Immediate Past Chair
Paul Cousineau’s career in newspaper manufacturing at Dow Jones spans 35 years and many locations across the United States. He has contributed to the industry through research, development of technologies, support of college programs and students as well as providing leadership and in-depth product knowledge for Dow Jones. Paul has held various roles within operations and today he works at Dow Jones’ northeast headquarters managing prepress, continuous improvement and IT within operations.
Paul primarily works on production of Dow Jones’ printed products from receipt of image through the finished paper. He has been a key executive in developing Dow Jones’ quality control program while managing all systems and functions related to production including plant expansion projects, continuous improvement, and maintaining a connection with the industry and education. He possesses an extensive knowledge of the processes of print manufacturing and is called upon by peers and industry colleagues for his counsel.
Paul serves on the board of the Technical Association of the Graphic Arts (TAGA). In 2016 he was a recipient of the Michael H. Bruno Award recognizing outstanding contributions to the print education and industry. Paul is a Cal Poly Honored Alumnus and a graduate of its Graphic Communication program.
Scott Crosby is VP, Sales and Marketing at Transcontinental Holland & Crosby. He has 34 years of experience managing a team of professionals in the design, manufacture and distribution of in-store signage and displays to the retail marketplace.
Associate Vice Chair
Industry digital inkjet leader Scott Schinlever has re-joined Electronics For Imaging, Inc. in a new role as chief operating officer for EFI’s global inkjet business. Schinlever, has been charged with further expanding EFI’s market-leading industrial inkjet portfolio, while facilitating the analog-to-digital transformation throughout the industry for EFI’s current and future customers. Schinlever is responsible for all equipment, ink, and service solutions throughout the vast EFI™ portfolio in Display Graphics, Textiles, Packaging and Building Materials.
Schinlever, who most recently was president and COO of Automation Solutions for Tolland, Connecticut-based Gerber Technology, had a long career managing the marketing, growth and development of EFI VUTEk® printers and other EFI inkjet technologies. He joined the digital print industry in the late 1990s, working with the Xerox® Office Systems Group. In 2001, he took on a marketing position at the pioneering superwide-format printer manufacturer VUTEk, a company EFI acquired in 2005. Schinlever continued to rise through the ranks at EFI following that acquisition, becoming senior vice president and general manager for EFI Inkjet Solutions – the company’s largest business unit – before joining Gerber Technology in 2018.
Ford Bowers is CEO of PRINTING United Alliance, formerly the Specialty Graphic Imaging Association (SGIA). PRINTING United Alliance is the combined entity of SGIA, Printing Industries of America (PIA) and NAPCO Media. Ford entered the printing industry in 2006 as an account manager for Miller Zell, a leading retail/POP print and service provider in Atlanta. He became the vice president and general manager of the Graphic Center at Miller Zell in 2008, leading the company through the transition from analog (screen and litho) to mostly digital print production. In January of 2016, he became the president and CEO of SGIA, now PRINTING United Alliance, where he continues to further the organization’s initiative of providing unparalleled education, events, government affairs, health and safety, research and development, leading publications and more; across all printing communities.
Andrew Bullock is a Partner at Spanner, LLC, a creative studio in Portland, OR focused on design, print, and color management consulting. Mr. Bullock’s intent in starting Spanner was to make the design world better through collaboration, education, and continual growth. With a unique perspective that includes a background in both operations and design creation, Mr. Bullock has 20+ years of design, brand, and printing industry experience as well as extensive working knowledge of manufacturing processes and standards. In one of his roles, Mr. Bullock serves as an embedded expert leading a global color and print initiative to define and streamline work processes and workflows with Sony Interactive Entertainment across the global creative and operations teams. Mr. Bullock’s specialties include color management and print processes, brand development, strategy and stewardship, graphic design, production design and project management for retail, tradeshow, and PR events. He is a certified G7® Expert as well as a Certified BrandQ® Manager and has collaborated with Idealliance in teaching classes domestically and internationally.
Roger began his career in 1986 with The Cincinnati Insurance Company. Hired to analyze and price insurance risks, he soon transitioned into the information technology world analyzing business automation needs and leading project teams. With these skills, Roger was appointed to lead their corporate in-plant journey from craft-based operations into one that embraced technology. Manual pre-press processes led to electronic creative services including design, wide-format printing, and digital photography; traditional printing presses were augmented with digital devices and most recently transitioned to inkjet printing. A widely respected and award-winning print operation resulted. Recognizing his co-workers were one of his greatest resources, career mentoring and succession planning became a staple of his leadership. Skilled management teams were created, ready to become the next generation of leaders. This intentional development led Roger to his current position as Assistant Vice President of Administrative Services and Facilities where he provides administrative leadership to the managers of print, mail, fulfillment, corporate records, security, and facilities.
Believing in giving back to an industry that helped shape his career, association work best provided that opportunity. A member of the Graphic Media Alliance Board of Directors since 2009, he has served as finance chair and board chairman and most recently as second vice chair for the Printing Industries of America Board. Both opportunities came with the privilege of being the first in-plant director elected. He also serves on the XPLOR International Board, focusing on providing education for transactional printers.
Roger enjoys family time with his children, grandchildren, and his sweetheart Lynne, especially boating together at the lake. An avid musician, Roger has been a church music worship director for over 35 years.
Creative production lies at the intersection of innovation and time-honored craftsmanship. It is at this exciting and ever-changing intersection that you will find Premier Press.
Chris Feryn’s journey with Premier began in 1994. Chris joined the team as an Estimator with a strong background in technology and learned about the print industry from the ground up and have always loved the challenge of implementing new print and workflow technologies that will simplify our customers’ experience.
Upon becoming the President in 2005, has striven to keep Premier successful in a competitive marketplace through a culture of continuous improvement. Chris and the rest of the executive team are always evaluating future business opportunities to improve the services provided. We want to collaborate to find solutions. It is with these focuses in mind that Chris has overseen the continuing transformation of Premier from a standard commercial printer into a powerhouse creative production company.
Jack Frank leads the color management group for WestRock’s Multi Packaging Solutions division in North America. His primary responsibility is for the design, management, and support of corporate color management solutions across all MPS facilities. He is also an advisor to WestRock on company-wide color workflow strategies. Mr. Frank’s broad and deep understanding of packaging workflows and standardization places him in the forefront of innovators in his field. Among his achievements is the implementation of multicolor (ECG) processes at multiple MPS sites. A veteran of a quarter century in the industry, and a G7® Expert, his experience reaches across litho, flexo, and digital print sectors.
Kevin Gazdag is currently President at KG Graphics Decor, a specialized on demand digital printing company that prints on custom fabrics and substrates, serving retail, trade show exhibit, interior decor and events Industries.
After graduating from Kent State University with a major in finance, he joined KSK Color Lab, a startup Commercial Photo Lab. Kevin led the company into the digital revolution in 1990 and held many positions, including President of KSK LLC, a company based in Las Vegas which solely produced Slot Glass Graphics for the Casino Industry. Through Visionary Leadership he has been standing alongside colleagues and clients for over 35 years.
Kevin enjoys a good sense of humor, being with his family wife Maureen, children Britt and Brad and the many friends over the years.
Michael grew up in Kansas City, Kansas the son of a neighborhood grocery store owner. He is the youngest of five siblings. After graduating from high school, he moved to Houston, Texas to attend business school at the University of Houston. Graduating in 1988 he was hired by Consolidated Graphics and was the first member of the Consolidated executive training program. It was during this time that he met and married his wife Beth. After six years with Consolidated they moved back to Kansas City starting a position in sales at Trabon Printing Company. In 2004 he was promoted to Sales Manager and in 2008 was promoted to President, a role which he still serves today.
Trabon specializes in the printing of menus and other marketing collateral using custom build software for over 100 national restaurant brands. Michael has held the position of Chairman of the PIAMA Board as well as having a board position for the PIA national board. He also has a 21-year-old son, Ethan who attends the University of Kansas.
Joe Olivo is the President of Perfect Communications a 50-employee full-service printing company located in Moorestown, NJ. Utilizing a wide variety of print, finishing and distribution capabilities all done in house, Perfect primarily focuses on helping mid to large size organizations maintain their brand while maximizing their return on investment when utilizing print. He has served on the PIA affiliate board in the Philadelphia area for many years and is dedicated to helping create an improved sense of community within the print industry.
Heather Poulin is Vice President, Marketing, Commercial & Industrial Printing at Ricoh USA, Inc. Appointed to the role in April 2020, Poulin is responsible for all Product Marketing and Go-to-Market efforts related to Ricoh’s Commercial and Industrial Print (CIP) portfolio, oversees the CIP Customer Experience Center in Boulder, and leads the CIP Inside Sales team. With more than 20 years of industry experience, she has displayed a strong ability to lead marketing strategies, grow sales, and increase brand awareness.
In her most recent role as Senior Director of Marketing, Commercial Printing Business at Ricoh USA, Poulin worked to combine the online world with the physical in a relatable, approachable, and forward-thinking way that generates high-value return. Prior to this as Director of Strategic Planning and Business Development for CIP, led the Go-to-Market team to help drive growth for Ricoh in the production print industry, managing outbound CIP marketing activities, including demand generation, tradeshows/events, franchises, and social media.
Throughout her career, Poulin has held several marketing leadership positions both within and outside of the industry, such as: Marketing Manager at Canon Solutions America; Marketing Executive, Production Printing Solutions at Canon Solutions America; Product Marketing Manager at Océ; and Marketing Manager at Scholastic. She began her career as a Marketing Assistant at Ricoh in 1996.
Poulin has Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism from Elon University.
Academically Dr. Saur has split his time between finance and behavioral science. He holds a Ph.D. in International Business Development from the University of Southern Mississippi, where he concentrated on descriptive decision theory; a Master in Business Administration (concentration in finance) from the University of Notre Dame; and a Bachelor of Science (Accounting / Economics) from State University of New York at Fredonia. In addition he holds multiple professional accounting licenses (CPA and CMA).
Tim lives in Rochester, NY with his wife and three children.
Her team successfully produces and ships 60,000 marketing kits to stores across North America and internationally every month. In addition to helping GSP achieve G7® Master Qualification status for eight straight years, she has also led her team to wins of 12 prestigious Golden Image Awards for printing excellence from the Specialty Graphic Imaging Association (SGIA) Expo over the course of the past five years. She has held various positions at GSP including Account Executive, Customer Service Manager and Director of Human Resources.
Prior to GSP, she held management positions in foodservice and franchising organizations. Elaine has a BA in Communications from the University of Akron. In 2015, she was a featured speaker on the SGIA Expo’s “Production Dream Team” panel. She currently serves on the SGIA Women in Print Alliance advisory group and the Signs of Times' Editorial Advisory Board.
In 2016 she was a finalist for the Tampa Bay Businesswomen of the Year Award and was one of five women recognized by Big Picture magazine as a Women in Print Award winner also in 2016.
On June 4, 2018, M&R welcomed Danny Sweem as Chief Executive Officer, dutifully accepting the reins from M&R founders Rich and Elizabeth Hoffman. He brings 30+ years of insight and vision of the garment decoration industry. Before guiding M&R, Sweem served as Vice President of Rutland Plastics Technologies and Vice President of Nazdar SourceOne’s Textile Inks Business Unit. At Nazdar SourceOne, his responsibilities included the textile ink product portfolio, customer relationships, sales strategies, working with the technical support team, and vendor relationships.
Sweem oversees the creative and inquisitive minds that comprise the DNA of the M&R team. He believes in building high performing teams and making every day unique and exciting. It is this single focus of actualizing tomorrow’s future today that drives the core of the M&R mindset: innovative design, quality products, and unmatched customer service. From its beginning, M&R has been committed to leading the industry in the development of products that are technologically advanced, seamlessly integrated, and unequaled in quality. Today, M&R is the world’s largest manufacturer of screenprinting equipment.
Mike received his Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from Pennsylvania State University in 1991 and completed the Indiana University of Pennsylvania MBA Certificate Program in 2010. To maintain his professional growth and keep informed of current technology, he attends industry symposiums and tradeshows as well as continuing education classes at local colleges.
Tim runs YR, world leaders in customization experiences and on-demand production. Collaborating with leading brands and agencies in the retail and events market. Our innovative interactive design experience, combines custom built design software, touch screen interfaces and state of the art garment decoration technology.
YR has worked with brands and retailers including Liberty, Selfridges, Nike, Ralph Lauren, Levi's and Star Wars and has offices in London, New York, LA, Hong Kong and Tokyo.