Printing Industries of America Announces 2014 Officers and Board of Directors
Printing Industries of America has announced the election of its 2014 officers and board of directors. Through their instrumental involvement in Printing Industries of America and their local organizations, these individuals have displayed a passion for driving the industry forward. The installation ceremony took place on Nov. 17, 2013, at the Printing Industries' Fall Administrative Meetings held in Chicago.
Chairman of the Board—Jeff Ekstein, Willow Printing Group, Concord, Ontario
Jeff Ekstein has been an officer on the Printing Industries of America'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 is committed to giving back to the industry and helping set the direction for its future. In addition to his involvement in Printing Industries of America, he has served as co-chair of the Canadian Printing Industries Sector Council (CPISC), OPIA Government Affairs Committee chair, and long-time director of Canadian Printing Industries Association (CPIA) as well as their past chair. He is a recipient of the CPIA Distinguished Service Award for excellence, achievement and dedication to the printing industry and was named as one of the Top 20 Most Influential Printers in 2010, as voted in PrintAction Magazine. Ekstein's local affiliate is the Ontario Printing and Imaging Association.
First Vice Chairman—David A. Olberding, Phototype, Cincinnati
David A. Olberding has served Printing Industries of America 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. He is a past chairman of the board, vice chairman and treasurer. He has served on the Board for International Prepress Association (IPA) and is a former president of the Southeast Prepress Association. He is also a former chairman of the Photography Committee of the Flexographic Technical Association (FTA).