PIA/GATF Announces 2009 Officers and Board
PITTSBURGH—November 17, 2008—The Printing Industries of America/Graphic Arts Technical Foundation (PIA/GATF) is pleased to announce the installation of its 2009 Officers and Board of Directors. An installation ceremony took place on November 16, 2008 at PIA/GATF's Fall Administrative Meetings.
Chairman of the Board - Ken Kaufman, President of Omniprint, Inc., Lanham, MD
Ken Kaufman is President of Omniprint, Inc., a print and mailing firm in Lanham, Maryland. In business since 1971, the company specializes in production and distribution of newsletters for businesses, political advocates, and trade associations in Washington, DC. Four years ago the company expanded into the direct mail market. On January 2, 2008, the company was purchased by Corporate Press Companies, continuing to operate in its own building with its own staff. Since 1973, Kaufman has been involved with his local PIA/GATF affiliate, serving as president of the Printing Industry of Metropolitan Washington in 1989-90. He was also the recipient of its Distinguished Service Award in 1991, and Kaufman continued to serve on the Board of Directors of the Printing and Graphics Association Mid-Atlantic until 2008. Kaufman joined the PIA/GATF National Board in 2000 and has been a member of the Executive Committee since 2005. He is also a four-year member of the Finance Committee, the Investment Committee, and a past chairman of the Presidents Conference Committee.
1st Vice Chairman - Bill Gibson, Chicago, IL
Gibson grew up in a family tradition of print. In 1908, his grandfather started Gibson Graphics, Inc., a commercial sheetfed printing company in Chicago, and Gibson's father took over the company after World War II. After graduating college, Gibson worked for Waverly Publishing until his father decided to sell Gibson Graphics in 1982. Gibson purchased the company and ran it until he sold the business to Rider Dickerson, Inc. in 2000. He is active in his affiliate, Printing Industry of Illinois/Indiana Association, and serves on its board, and he is past president of the Ben Franklin Club of Chicago. Gibson also currently serves as chairman of the PIA/GATF Presidents Conference Advisory Committee.