Board of Directors 2024
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 participates 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Mark Bailey currently serves as Sr Manager, Channel Sales Decorator & Digital Solutions Team, SanMar Corporation. Mark has worked in the promotional apparel industry since 1993 starting in the Premium and Incentive Industry until joining the SanMar family in 1998. His time at SanMar includes territory, regional, strategic, and channel sales roles. Since 2009, Mark has focused exclusively on working with decorators and manages the Decorator & Digital Solutions team.
Mark has three adult children and resides in New Hampshire. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management from Johnson and Wales University in Providence, RI. His interests are in landscaping, building utilizing reclaimed materials, travel, boating and striped sea bass fishing when in season.
Jaime Herand is the Vice President of Graphics Operations of Orbus Exhibit and Display Group. Since joining Orbus in January 2005, she has played an instrumental role in Orbus’ growth to a market-leader in the display, exhibit, and event solutions industry.
In addition to her leadership responsibilities at Orbus, she sits on the PrUA's Women in Print Council. She is also a member of Chief, an organization specifically designed for senior women leaders.
Jaime has been widely quoted in several print and digital publications, including Sign & Digital Graphics, Exhibit City News, Sign Builder Illustrated, Printing News, My Print Resource, and Digital Output.
She holds a B.S. in Visual Communication from The Design School at Arizona State University.
Raised by first generation Dutch immigrants, Carla Johanns was immersed in design and print at a very early age. Beginning in the renaissance age of story boards, magazines and annual reports, Carla his witnessed the three great industry game changers, from the introduction of desk top publishing, the introduction of CTP and more recently the rise of digital printing technologies, Carla has committed to transforming the industry through a multi print lens and Omni marketing approach.
Carla Johanns has been the President of Simpson Print for over ten years and recently took over the helms of B2Signs & Events. Carla has over twenty years direct experience in the industry driving innovation across all print mediums. She has a passion for sales, strategic business development and green manufacturing. Carla has one of the most diverse print backgrounds as a leader in high resolution screen print, wide and small format digital and offset. From design through post press, she has transformed her organization to integrate the most versatility and response to any print challenge!
Carla was recently awarded the 2022 Women in Wide Format Awards and continues to actively engage and support the future of the industry on both sides of the border!
She has an undergraduate degree in Political Sciences and a Master’s in education and spends her spare time teaching Yoga and Pilates and raising chickens. Carla is equally active in raising awareness for mental health and organizing annual events for KW Suicide Prevention Council. She is happily married with two daughters and a stepson who she occasionally tries to engage as the next generation of creative and print leaders!
Eric Kahle currently serves as Chief Revenue Officer for Visual Marking Systems, a custom graphics provider of OEM product identification, vehicle wraps, wide-format graphics, and decorated apparel, located in Twinsburg, Ohio. Eric manages the Sales and Customer Relations teams at VMS and is responsible for revenue growth, while optimizing the business’s bottom line. Eric joined the company in 2017 and is in his 6th year of a 10-year management trainee program which will prepare him to serve as CEO of the company upon his father, Dolf Kahle’s retirement. In addition to his responsibilities at VMS, Eric serves as VP of Operations of Badlime Promo & Apparel, VMS’s sister company, that specializes in screen print, embroidery, digitally printed solutions, and fulfillment. Since the company’s inception in 2018, Eric has managed production and administrative functions while working to develop a strong team to run the day-to-day operations of the business.
Eric graduated from Rochester Institute of Technology with a focus in management and finance. After college, he worked in operations at Bausch and Lomb and then in logistics. Eric is a PDAA Master Certified Installer, sat on the Next Generation Committee for SGIA as a co-chair, and received the Screen-Printing Magazine Rising Star award in 2019. Eric enjoys spending time with his wife, Brittany and their two-year old daughter, Rose.
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.
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.
Tom is a thirty-six-year veteran of the printing industry with roles in management, purchasing, marketing, sales, distribution, and operations. Twenty of those years were spent in President/GM roles, turning around printing businesses for Pitney-Bowes, Checkpoint Systems, and Taylor Corporation. He also purchased and restructured a failing IT/direct mail company. His experience covers the tag, label, packaging, direct mail, commercial, and signage markets for the retail/apparel industry along with associated flexo, offset, thermal transfer, screen, and digital printing technologies. Ultimately, it was his love of marketing that brought him to HP where, for seven years, he managed HP Latex marketing for the Americas prior to his move into his current role.
Tom has a Chemical Engineering degree from the University of Notre Dame and an MBA from Tulane University. He currently resides in Atlanta with his wife of 40 years and has three grown children.