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Printing Industries of America Elects Its 2013 Officers and Board of Directors

November 12, 2012
PITTSBURGH—Nov. 12, 2012—Printing Industries of America is pleased to announce the election of its 2013 officers and board of directors. These executives are key industry leaders, and their involvement in the national printing association and their local affiliate organizations is invaluable.

Chairman of the Board—Timothy J. Burton of Burton & Mayer, Menomonee Falls, WI
Burton is president and chairman of the board of Burton & Mayer. He served as the first vice chairman of the Printing Industries of America board of directors, serving on the Assn. Relations Committee, Investment Committee, and Finance Committee. He is currently a director and past chairman of the board of the former Printing Industries of Wisconsin—now Great Lakes Graphics Assn.

Burton is also involved in several local civic organizations, including Friends of Milwaukee Public Television, Institute for Graphics and Imaging, the Work Services Committee of Milwaukee Center for Independence, and Paws with a Cause.

First Vice Chairman—Jeff Ekstein, Willow Printing Group, Concord, ONT
Ekstein has served Printing Industries of America as second vice chairman, as an executive committee member, a Premier Print Awards judge, and from 2009 to 2011 he served as the Education Committee chairman. He is the current co-chair of Canadian Printing Industries Sector Council, and has been a director of Canadian Printing Industries Assn. (CPIA) for many years. He served as CPIA’s chair from 2004 to 2005.

Ekstein represents the third generation in his family to own Willow Printing Group and is currently the president and CEO. He has spearheaded the acquisition of several printing companies over the years and has most recently acquired a mailing shop.

Second Vice Chairman—David A. Olberding, Phototype, Cincinnati, OH
Olberding has served Printing Industries of America as secretary to the board and also as marketing committee chairman. At the local level, he has donated a great amount of design work to Printing Industries of Ohio and Northern Kentucky, currently serving as the chair of the Education Committee. He is a past chairman of the board, vice chairman, and treasurer. Olberding has served on the board for International Prepress Assn., is a former president of the Southeast Prepress Assn., and a former chairman of the photography committee of the Flexographic Technical Assn.

Secretary to the Board—Bradley L. Thompson II, Inland Press, Detroit
Thompson II is a past chairman of Printing Industries of Michigan and currently serves as a chairman of both the Government Affairs and Labor Policy Committees of Printing Industries of America. He is a member of the board of directors of the Michigan Press Assn. and serves as government affairs chair of the American Court and Commercial Newspaper Assn. Thompson also serves as vice-chair of the Clements Library at the University of Michigan.
 

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