PIA Names 2014 Officers, Board of Directors
PITTSBURGH—Printing Industries of America (PIA) has announced the election of its 2014 officers and board of directors. The installation ceremony took place on Nov. 17, at the PIA’s Fall Administrative Meetings held in Chicago. They are:
Chairman of the Board—Jeff Ekstein, Willow Printing Group, Concord, Ontario
Jeff Ekstein has been an officer on the PIA’s board and a member of the executive committee since 2011. He currently serves as a Premier Print Awards judge, has served as the education committee chairman from 2009–2011, and is a current finance committee member. Ekstein’s local affiliate is the Ontario Printing and Imaging Association.
First Vice Chairman—David Olberding, Phototype, Cincinnati
David Olberding has served PIA as second vice chairman, executive and finance committee member, secretary to the board, and as marketing committee chairman. At the local level, he has donated a great amount of design work to Printing Industries of Ohio • Northern Kentucky, currently serving as their chair of the education committee.
Second Vice Chairman—Bradley Thompson, Inland Press, Detroit
Bradley Thompson is a past chairman of Printing Industries of Michigan and currently serves as chairman of both the Government Affairs and labor policy committees of PIA. He is a member of the board of directors of the Michigan Press Association and serves as Government Affairs chair of the America Court and Commercial Newspaper Association.
Secretary to the Board—Curt Kreisler, Gold Star Printers, Miami Beach, FL
Curt Kreisler’s association and civic duties for Printing Industries of America include serving the board of directors and the executive committee. Currently, he is serving as the chair of the association relations committee and a member of the investment committee. Kreisler has been actively involved in serving his local affiliate, Printing Association of Florida, as a board member and later as the chairman of the board.
Treasurer—Michael Wurst, Henry Wurst Inc., Kansas City, MO
Michael Wurst is treasurer of PIA and a longstanding association relations committee member. Wurst is also actively involved in his local affiliate, Printing & Imaging Association of MidAmerica, serving on the executive committee for four years, including one year as chair. He is the CEO of Henry Wurst Inc.
Immediate Past Chair—Timothy Burton, Burton & Mayer, Menomonee Falls, WI
Timothy Burton is president and chairman of the board of Burton & Mayer, celebrating 75 years of business in 2013. Burton is a past chairman of the board of the Printing Industries of America board of directors, serving the association relations committee, investment committee, and finance committee. He is currently a director and past chairman of the board for Great Lakes Graphics Association.
Also joining the board of directors in 2014 are: Chip Smith, Marshall and Bruce Company, Nashville, TN, representing Printing Industry Association of the South; Chris Feryn, Premier Press, Portland, OR, representing PPI Association; and David Radziej, Printing Industry Midwest, Roseville, MN, representing the affiliate managers.