NPOA Contracts with PIA for Administrative Services Following John Stewart Resignation
MELBOURNE, Fla.—January 13, 2016—The board of directors of the National Print Owners Association (NPOA) announced that it has contracted with Printing Industries of America (PIA) for a number of administrative services, effective Feb. 1, 2016. The move follows the resignation of NPOA Executive Director John Stewart, who will resume his printing firm valuation services and as well as publishing his acclaimed industry research studies.
"Printing Industries of America will provide back office administrative support, including mail and phone service, database management, order fulfillment, membership renewal assistance and all accounting services for the association," explained NPOA President Barry Martin. "We wanted to ensure that NPOA continued to operate without an interruption in service and are confidant PIA can service our administrative needs."
NPOA’s board emphasized that the relationship with PIA is strictly for services and should not be construed as anything but. "Our membership is proud of being an association of print entrepreneurs and our relationship with PIA in no way changes our autonomy as an independent organization with its own board, mission and direction. We are simply capitalizing on existing expertise from a known and trusted organization in our industry and paying for the services," added Martin.
Michael Makin, president and CEO of Printing Industries of America, also added, "We are honored to work with NPOA and look forward to a long relationship."
From its grass roots inception three years ago, NPOA has grown from 19 founding members to almost 350 print shop owners, making it the fastest growing association in the printing industry. Along with an annual conference, it provides its members with proprietary studies and surveys on technology, pricing, business operations and many other topics. It also offers an on-line discussion forum for print shop owners to share ideas and solutions to common problems. The association’s motto is “By Printers, For Printers” and its members represent the most progressive printing operations in the industry. NPOA’s Fourth Annual NPOA Spring Conference will be held April 14-16, 2016 in San Antonio, at the Hotel Contessa.