PIA/GATF Installs 2008 Officers
PITTSBURGH—November 12, 2007—The 2008 officers of Printing Industries of America/Graphic Arts Technical Foundation (PIA/GATF) were installed in office November 11, 2007 at PIA/GATF’s Fall Administrative Meetings. The ceremony took place following the nomination and election of the officers by the Board of Directors.
Chairman of the Board—Janet Green, CEO of Greens Inc., Irvine, CA
Green is the first female Chairman of the Board in PIA/GATF’s history, which dates back to 1887. A 25-year veteran of the printing industry, Ms. Green has worked in nearly every department in her company, a third generation, family-owned firm which has operated since 1908. Ms. Green has served on the PIA/GATF board for over 10 years and has been involved in countless committees, including government affairs, GAIN, finance, and business practices. She has chaired both the Association Relations Committee and Planning Committee and served on the Task Force which plotted the consolidation of PIA and GATF. On the local level, she served on and ultimately chaired the Finance, Government Affairs, and Public Relations Committees of Printing Industries of Southern California (PIASC), and in 1999 she became one of the youngest people in PIASC’s history to serve as Chairman of the Board. In 2004, she was recognized as PIASC’s Executive of the Year.
1st Vice Chairman—Ken Kaufman, Chairman/CEO of Omniprint, Inc., Lanham, MD
Kaufman has been involved with local PIA/GATF affiliates since 1973. He served as president of the Printing Industry of Metropolitan Washington in 1989–1990, where he received its Distinguished Service Award in 1991. Mr. Kaufman presently serves on the Board of Directors of the Printing and Graphics Association MidAtlantic. In addition, he is the Board Chairman of the Graphic Arts Benefit Corporation, which provides health coverage to over 320 companies and their 6,000 employees and families. Mr. Kaufman joined the PIA/GATF board in 2000 and has been a member of the Executive Committee since 2005; he served as Second Vice Chairman of the board in 2007. Mr. Kaufman is also a member of the Finance Committee, the Investment Committee, and a past chairman of the Presidents Conference Committee.