Industry Steps Up to Serve at SGIA Congress of Committees

Fairfax, VA — At the annual Congress of Committees, Specialty Graphic Imaging Association (SGIA) committee members elected officers for SGIA’s eight committees. “We have a dedicated membership and volunteers, and that’s never been more important than it is now,” said Ford Bowers, President and CEO, SGIA. “We’re grateful for the new chairmen’s and secretaries’ initiative and energy.” Committees met to discuss new strategic directives established by the board of directors, including strengthening the sense of community within each market segment and within the association as a whole.  “Community requires ongoing conversation. Our committees are a conduit to the industry and the starting point of those conversations,” he says. “The committees’ agendas for the next year have been set, and we anticipate strong initiatives from each.” SGIA Committee Chairs and Secretaries Digital Textile and Décor Committee  Chair: Ken Bach, Aberdeen Fabrics Inc. Secretary: Ralph Terramagra, Fisher Textiles Industrial Applications Committee  Chair: Steve Hatkevich, American Trim  Secretary: Brent Moncrief, FUJIFILM North America  Ink and Chemical Manufacturers Committee Chair: Neil Bolding, MacDermid Autotype Inc. Secretary: Danielle Rhodes, Wilflex Inks Manufacturing by PolyOne Corp. Printed Electronics Committee  Chair: Michael Emrich, Meto-Grafics, a Division of St. Paul Stamp Works Secretary: Edward Cook Jr., ECI Screen Print Inc. Sustainability, Safety, Health and Personnel Committee Chair: Paul Meek, Corman Synergy Inc. Secretary: Mike Compton, Top Value Fabrics  Garment Decorators Committee  Chair: Gregory Kitson, Mind’s Eye Graphics Inc. Secretary: Syd Northup, Gans Ink and Supply Co.  Graphics Production Committee  Chair: Brian Stransky, Acchroma, a VGU Industries Company Secretary: Bruce Ridge, Nazdar Installers Committee  Chair: Jim Miller, Miller Decals LLC Secretary: Ron Gizzo, Visual Marking Systems Inc. SGIA — Supporting the Leaders of the Digital & Screen Printing Community Having its origins in the screen printing industry, SGIA embraced the digital revolution early on and is now the trade association of choice for professionals in the industrial, graphic, garment, textile, electronics, packaging and commercial printing communities looking to grow their business into new market segments through the incorporation of the latest printing technologies. SGIA membership comprises these diverse segments, all of which are moving rapidly towards digital adoption. As long-time champions of digital technologies and techniques, SGIA is the community of peers you are looking for to help navigate the challenges of this process. Additionally, the SGIA Expo is the largest trade show for print technology in North America. “Whatever the medium, whatever the message, print is indispensable. Join the community — SGIA.” - 30 -
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