Associations NAPL, AMSP to Consolidate
SAN DIEGO—The boards of directors of the Association of Marketing Service Providers (AMSP) and the National Association for Printing Leadership (NAPL) have unanimously passed a resolution calling for the consolidation of the two associations.
According to the joint resolution:
“Whereas the boards of directors of the National Association for Printing Leadership and the Association of Marketing Service Providers recognize that a major transformation is taking place in the printing, mailing and distribution services industry, and
Whereas the members of each organization continue to expand their business offerings to meet the changing demands of their customers by providing complementary products and services, and
Whereas market conditions require maximum efficiency in product, service, and program delivery, and
Whereas NAPL and AMSP seek to remain relevant and necessary to their respective members and to the companies in a rapidly transforming industry as well and
Whereas the elected and staff leadership of each organization are in alignment relative to culture, vision, and values,
Now, therefore, be it resolved that the board of directors of the Association of Marketing Service Providers and the board of directors of the National Association for Printing Leadership endorse a resolution directing their chief staff executives and a joint task force, to be appointed by the respective board chairs, to conduct the due diligence necessary to bring their members a recommendation for consolidation of the two associations.”
The resolution was approved last Tuesday.
“With increasing numbers of our NAPL and NAQP members adding or increasing their mailing, fulfillment, and marketing services, this merger would give NAPL an opportunity to provide them with a great number of valuable additional resources that will help them grow their businesses,” said Nigel Worme, NAPL chairman.
“I have long been familiar with NAPL, the quality of its printing business management services, and the expertise of its staff,” said AMSP chairman Tom Duchene. “I know that our members would benefit greatly from access to the resources NAPL offers.”