Committees met to discuss new strategic directives established by the board of directors, including strengthening the sense of community within each market segment and within the association as a whole.
“Community requires ongoing conversation. Our committees are a conduit to the industry and the starting point of those conversations,” he says. “The committees’ agendas for the next year have been set, and we anticipate strong initiatives from each.”
SGIA Committee Chairs and Secretaries
Digital Textile and Décor Committee
Chair: Ken Bach, Aberdeen Fabrics Inc.
Secretary: Ralph Terramagra, Fisher Textiles
Industrial Applications Committee
Chair: Steve Hatkevich, American Trim
Secretary: Brent Moncrief, FUJIFILM North America
Ink and Chemical Manufacturers Committee
Chair: Neil Bolding, MacDermid Autotype Inc.
Secretary: Danielle Rhodes, Wilflex Inks Manufacturing by PolyOne Corp.
Printed Electronics Committee
Chair: Michael Emrich, Meto-Grafics, a Division of St. Paul Stamp Works
Secretary: Edward Cook Jr., ECI Screen Print Inc.
Sustainability, Safety, Health, and Personnel Committee
Chair: Paul Meek, Corman Synergy Inc.
Secretary: Mike Compton, Top Value Fabrics
Garment Decorators Committee
Chair: Gregory Kitson, Mind’s Eye Graphics Inc.
Secretary: Syd Northup, Gans Ink and Supply Co.
Graphics Production Committee
Chair: Brian Stransky, Acchroma, a VGU Industries Company
Secretary: Bruce Ridge, Nazdar
Chair: Jim Miller, Miller Decals LLC
Secretary: Ron Gizzo, Visual Marking Systems Inc.