Chuck Stay

ALEXANDRIA, VA—Out of a pile of hundreds of applicants, a Canadian with a background in both printing and construction association management emerged as the new CEO of the Graphic Arts Technical Foundation (GATF) and Printing Industries of America (PIA). Michael Makin, the executive vice president and COO of PIA who joined the association in January 2001, emerged from a list of 350-plus applicants to be named to the top spot of the joint association. The nomination, which is effective August 1, was announced by Jerry Williamson, chairman of the board of the GATF, and Chuck Stay, chairman of the PIA. It was Makin's expertise in leading

ALEXANDRIA, VA (June 25, 2002)--Effective August 1, 2002, Michael Makin has been appointed CEO of the Printing Industries of America (PIA) and the Graphic Arts Technical Foundation (GATF), announced the associations' Boards of Directors. "Michael was selected from a field of over 350 candidates for the position and brings 16 years of trade association management experience to the job, seven of which are in the printing industry," noted Chuck Stay, Chairman of the Board of PIA. "His stellar leadership as president of the Canadian Printing Industries Association and most recent service as executive vice-president and COO of PIA were leading factors in his selection as

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