Ford Bowers

Ashley Roberts is the Senior Production Editor of the Printing & Packaging Group.

Denise Gustavson is the Editorial Director and Special Projects Editor for the Printing & Packaging Group, which includes Printing Impressions, packagePRINTING, In-plant Graphics and Wide-Format Impressions magazines, among other brands. She is also the Editor-in-Chief of Wide-Format Impressions.

On this episode of The Week that Was, SGIA and PIA announce a new association name; Cenveo and Jostens are both closing a printing facility; Raymond J. Prince passed away; and Bradford & Bigelow discusses its expansion and morale-boosting plan.

Ford Bowers, president and CEO of SGIA, talks with Denise Gustavson, special projects editor at NAPCO Media, about the upcoming SGIA Expo. Bowers highlights the value that The SGIA Expo Daily will have for exhibitors and attendees, as well as the benefits of registering for the event now.

With the creation of five new staff positions, the Specialty Graphic Imaging Association (SGIA) has expanded its outreach to the industry. The new positions handle community development, research support and communications. "Two-way communication is key to serving our membership and the industry at large,” notes SGIA President and CEO Ford Bowers. "These new positions are all about that dialogue.”

SGIA President & CEO Ford Bowers met with representatives of Durst North America, EFI, Fujifilm North America, HP and Inca Digital this month to discuss the need for a space in the industry to present to the packaging community the new and transformative digital printing technologies coming to market.

Trade Show Executive (TSE) has named the 2016 SGIA Expo (Las Vegas, September 14-16) to its roster of 50 Fastest-Growing Shows by Net Square Feet of Exhibit Space. "The TSE Fastest 50 lists some of the most innovative expositions in the country. It’s an honor to be considered among them," says SGIA President and CEO Ford Bowers.

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