PIA/GATF Installs 2007 Officers
Ken Kaufman, Chairman/CEO of Omniprint, Inc., Lanham, MD, was elected 2nd Vice Chairman. A long-standing member of both affiliate and national boards, Kaufman currently serves on the Board of Directors for Printing and Graphics Association MidAtlantic (PGAMA) as well as its predecessor, the Print & Graphic Communications Association (PGCA). He served as President of PGCA and is currently a member of the board for GABC.
Bill Gibson, Vice President of Rider Dickerson, Chicago, IL, serves as Secretary for the 2007 Board. After graduating from college, Bill worked for the Iowa Newspapers until he joined the family firm, Gibson Graphics, Inc. Begun by his grandfather in 1908, Bill was the third generation to helm the company, serving as President from 1982 until 1998. Rider Dickerson purchased Gibson Graphics, Inc. in 1998. Today, Bill is Vice President of Sales. Bill currently chairs PIA/GATF’s Presidents Conference Advisory Committee, which oversees the development, promotion, and presentation of the top annual program designed for senior executives. He is also active in his affiliate, Printing Industries of Illinois and Indiana, having served on their board and is currently president of the Ben Franklin Club of Chicago.
Hal Slager of Trico Graphics, Inc., Chicago, IL, continues as Treasurer. A Certified Public Accountant by training, Slager has spent over 20 years with Trico Graphics. Founded as Triangle Engraving Company in 1915, the company evolved to focus on sales and marketing support services, with Slager as a driving force in advancing the company into electronic publishing. Slager also serves his community as a Town Councilman in Schererville, IN and is a director for the Calumet Region Striders, a local running club of 500 members.
Joining the PIA/GATF Executive Committee are Laura Lawton-Forsyth, Lawton Printing Inc., Spokane, WA, and Margaret Baumhauer, CAE, Graphic Arts Association, Trevose, PA. Ms. Lawton-Forsyth joins the Executive Committee in her role as Chair of the Education Committee, and Ms. Baumhauer joins in her role as Chair of the PIA/GATF Affiliates.