Ryan Bound for Florida PIA Chapter
ORLANDO, FL—George Ryan is trading in one trade association job for another. The executive vice president and COO of the Printing Industries of America/Graphic Arts Technical Foundation will take the helm as president and CEO for the Printing Association of Florida (PAF), effective in October.
Ryan replaces Michael Streibig, who announced he would retire at year’s end. The two will work together to ensure a smooth transition process.
It was at the Graphic Arts Technical Foundation that Ryan left his mark, serving as president from 1994 until 2003, when the association merged with Printing Industries of America. Prior to joining GATF, Ryan held a number of senior positions at the Rochester Institute of Technology, including director of the school for printing management.
At RIT, Ryan was credited with leading the development of a state-of-the-art curriculum and obtaining equipment donations worth $3 million. As associate dean, he managed a $10 million training division and reorganized it to reflect the academic mission of the school.
A CEO search committee, consisting of PAF Chairman Bill Maguire and Larry Kudeviz, a member of the board, led the effort to find Streibig’s replacement.