PIA/GATF Installs 2007 Officers
SEWICKLEY, PA—November 17, 2006—The officers of Printing Industries of America, Inc./Graphic Arts Technical Foundation (PIA/GATF) for the next year were installed in office November 12, 2006 at PIA/GATF’s Fall Administrative meetings. The ceremony took place following the nomination and election of the officers slate by the Board of Directors.
Dave DeLana, President of Heritage Press, Oklahoma City, OK, was elected Chairman of the Board. A PIA/GATF board member since 1996, DeLana has spent six years on the Budget and Finance Committee as well as previously serving as chair of the Presidents Conference Committee. Also active in his affiliate, PIA MidAmerica, he served eight years on the board of its predecessor, PIA of Oklahoma, including a stint as chair. Also a past president of the El Reno (OK) Chamber of Commerce and Economic Development Foundation, DeLana was honored as Oklahoma’s Small Businessman of the Year in 1983. A tireless volunteer in his community, he sits on the boards of Parkview Hospital and Oklahoma Prevent Blindness since 1992 and 1995, respectively.
In his address following his installation, DeLana called the affiliates “the backbone of the organization.” He noted that while many organizations face a number of challenges, he expressed confidence in the expertise, creativity and desire of PIA/GATF to continue to succeed.
Janet Green, CEO of Greens Inc., CA, serves as 1st Vice-Chairman. An active participant in local and national association work, Green is a past chairman of the board of Printing Industries of Southern California (PIASC), as well as a national board member of long-standing. She has also served on numerous committees at the national level and a member of task forces charged with reviewing key PIA/GATF programs, including the headquarters consolidation project. Green is also the current Chair of the Association Relations Committee. Greens, Inc. is a printing company in business since 1908; Ms. Green is the third generation to helm the company. In 2004, she was named PIASC Executive of the Year.