SGIA & PIA Officially Merge


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As of May 1, 2020, the SGIA and PIA organizations have officially merged. Ford Bowers becomes President & CEO of the combined organization, and Michael Makin—current President & CEO of PIA—becomes an Executive Vice President. The new association name will be announced in the coming weeks, as will the combined board of directors. Further details will be announced as the integration takes place.

Both organizations are committed to serving the graphic arts community with preeminent research, education, training, events, legislative support, government affairs, health and safety. Together, members will have access to services across many channels:
  • SGIA primarily serves the graphics, industrial & apparel decorator segments, and
  • PIA primarily serves the commercial printing segment.
Additional information is available on both company websites until the new site reflecting the combined organizations is launched: or


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