J. Kenneth Garner to Become AMSP/NAPL/NAQP Chief Executive Officer in January 2015
AMSP/NAPL/NAQP Chairman Tom Duchene yesterday announced a transition of executive leadership at the combined association. Effective Jan. 12, 2015, J. Kenneth Garner will become association chief executive officer, succeeding Joseph P. Truncale, Ph.D., CAE. Truncale will step down at that time to become chief executive officer of the New York-based Public Relations Society of America. AMSP/NAPL/NAQP was created this year through the merger of the Association of Marketing Service Providers, National Association for Printing Leadership, and National Association of Quick Printers.
"While we are sad to see Joe go, we are delighted for him and know he will do well in his new organization. I speak for the entire Board of Trustees in offering my thanks for his dedicated leadership over the last 12 years and in expressing every confidence in Ken Garner as he takes the helm at this most important time in the history of our combined association," said Duchene.
Garner became chief executive officer of the Association of Marketing Service Providers (AMSP) in late 2008. He led the association, then named the Mailing and Fulfillment Service Association (MFSA), on a comprehensive re-branding initiative. That experience will stand him in good stead as AMSP/NAPL/NAQP embarks on a similar path.
"As former president and chief executive officer of AMSP, a former chairman of NAPL, and former president of a major printing and mailing company, Ken is uniquely positioned to lead our association as we continue to bring together our resources in the service of all our members," added Duchene.
During a 33-year career in the printing industry, Garner was previously president of United Litho, a Virginia-based heat-set web magazine printing company, where he held a variety of positions, including vice president of operations and vice president of sales and marketing. He has expertise in package design and printing plant and mail house operations management, and has been a million-dollar print salesperson.