Andrew Paparozzi Joins SGIA as Chief Economist

For Immediate Release July 23, 2018 Contact: Kate Achelpohl, SGIA 703.359.1364 kate@sgia.org Fairfax, Virginia — The Specialty Graphic Imaging Association (SGIA) is pleased to announce that Andrew D. Paparozzi, well-known for his state-of-the-industry reports and economic forecasts for printing, is coming on board as Chief Economist. In this role, Paparozzi will expand on his work, which has focused primarily on the commercial printing industry, to cover the many other industry segments represented by SGIA, including packaging, garment, graphic and industrial printing. In announcing the new hire, Ford Bowers, President and CEO of SGIA, said, “We are excited to have someone of Andy’s experience, depth of understanding and skills joining SGIA. His more than 30-year history in the industry brings tremendous perspective to our work in a time of rapid change. There can be no doubt that his analysis and insight is needed now more than ever.” In the coming months, Paparozzi will develop panels that extend the models of his long-running, annual "State of the Industry Report" and "Capital Expenditures Report" to the broadest range of printing markets. His work with both printers and suppliers will be of great value as convergence in the marketplace accelerates, helping each of these groups navigate change through a combination of data-driven insights and in-depth, qualitative observations from a range of industry executives. “At SGIA I will have the opportunity to contribute to research that supports meaningful conclusions about our industry’s performance, prospects and critical trends — research you can count on and act on. The market intelligence gained will help those so informed to stay ahead of the curve. I’m honored to be part of the SGIA team,” Paparozzi said. For the past two years, Paparozzi has been the Chief Economist for Idealliance, a leading global educational and standards organization in visual communications, and served at the National Association for Print Leadership and Epicomm, prior to their respective mergers with Idealliance, since 1984. [Editor’s note: Headshot available on request.] SGIA — Supporting the Leaders of the Digital & Screen Printing Community  Specialty Graphic Imaging Association (SGIA) is 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."
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