Epicomm Adds 17 Printing Industry Leaders to Association's Board of Trustees
ALEXANDRIA, Va.—December 18, 2015—Seventeen company leaders, representing every segment of the graphic communications industry, are providing new direction for Epicomm, the Association for Leaders in Print, Mail, Fulfillment, and Marketing Services, as members of the Epicomm Board of Trustees.
"We are extremely grateful that these very busy executives are generously volunteering their time, energy, and expertise to help us find new ways to serve our members with the very best business building programs, services, and products during this time of rapid industry transformation," said Epicomm president and CEO Ken Garner.
He continued, "Although they comprise the most diverse Board in our association’s history, they are united in their desire to reach out to our members with enhanced and expanded initiatives that will help industry business leaders better meet the new challenges they face every day."
The board, which was installed at the Association’s Annual Meeting this fall, has already given its enthusiastic support and provided new impetus for programs such as The Epicomm Experience, the association’s annual conference, to be held in Savannah, Georgia, May 16-18, 2016.
"Through several targeted Board task forces focused on each segment of the industry, as well as companies with 25 or fewer employees, these exceptional volunteer leaders are giving their ideas and insights in support of business management outreach efforts ranging from new regional meetings and an expanded educational webinar series to targeted leadership development programs for industry CEOs, young professionals, and the next generation of company leaders," noted Garner.
“The value they bring to our work is extraordinary," he said, adding: "There could be no better way to develop the tools our members need than to have their peers, executives with frontline industry experience, guide our efforts."
Tim Johnson, CEO, Impact, Minneapolis, serves as chairman of the Epicomm Board of Trustees. Tom Saggiomo, CEO, DG3, Jersey City, New Jersey, is vice chairman, and Wayne Marshall, vice president, sales and marketing, EDWARDS, Des Moines, Iowa, is secretary/treasurer. Tom Duchene, president, TDMS Inc., Huntington, California, now serves as immediate past president.
Following are current members of the Epicomm Board:
Charles Buchanan, strategic accounts sales and marketing, Summit Fulfillment Mail, Dallas.
- John Cockrell, president, Cockrell Enovation, Fort Worth, Texas.
- Brian Dollard, director of marketing, Canon U.S.A., Long Island City, New York.
- Joe Duncan, senior vice president, group executive producer, Retail Production, Leo Burnett USA, Chicago.
- Andrew Field, CEO, PrintingForLess.com, Livingston, Montana.
- Summer Gould, president, Eye/Comm Inc., Santee, California.
- Hampton Hale, director, BIS program development, Konica Minolta Business Solutions, Marietta, Georgia.
- Timothy Kennon, president, McVicker & Higginbotham, Long Island City, New York.
- Ken Orr, general manager, Lansing, Pii–Lansing, Lansing, Michigan.
- Steve Portrude, president, Harwill-Express Press, East Windsor, New Jersey.
- Wesley Powell, president, TMR Direct, Colorado Springs, Colorado.
- James Schultz, chairman/CEO, Great Lakes Integrated, Cleveland.
- Warren Werbitt, president/CEO, Pazazz, Montréal
To learn more about Epicomm programs, services, or products, please contact Tyler Keeney at (201) 523-6316 or firstname.lastname@example.org. For more about the 2016 Epicomm Experience Annual Conference or to register for the event, go to www.epicomm.org or call (800) 642-6275. To become an event sponsor or partner participant, please contact Dean D'Ambrosi at (201) 523-6314 or email@example.com.
Epicomm, the Association for Leaders in Print, Mail, Fulfillment, and Marketing Services, is a not-for-profit business management association representing companies in the $80+ billion graphic communications industry in North America. It provides industry advocacy, management training, and a comprehensive slate of business-building solutions for companies in an evolving market environment. It was created in 2014 through the merger of the Association of Marketing Service Providers (AMSP) and the National Association for Printing Leadership (NAPL)/National Association of Quick Printers (NAQP).
Its founding associations have some 200 years of combined experience serving graphic communications companies of every size and specialty. Epicomm headquarters is at 1800 Diagonal Road, Suite 320, Alexandria, Va., 22314.