Members to Vote on Epicomm, Idealliance Merger
February 16, 2016 By PrintAction Staff
Members of the of the Association for Leaders in Print, Mail, Fulfillment, and Marketing Services, known as Epicomm, are to vote tomorrow, February 17, to approve their merger with IDEAlliance, a trade association best known for its control of the G7 colour calibration model.
Through an earlier agreement with Idealliance, waving that association’s US$450 membership fee, Epicomm members had direct access to the Idealliance series of G7 Master facility qualification and G7 Professional and Expert certification programs, as well as a series of online Color Management Professional Certification.
Epicomm is a not-for-profit business management association representing North American companies involved in the printing and imaging industries. It was created in 2014 through the merger of the Association of Marketing Service Providers (AMSP) and the National Association for Printing Leadership (NAPL)/National Association of Quick Printers (NAQP).
Earlier in February, the executive leaders Idealliance and Epicomm voted to recommend the merger of the two industry associations to their respective memberships. The boards then approved the merger in separate meetings last week and both associations will now present the merger proposal to a vote of their memberships according to the regulations of their respective bylaws. Voting is expected to be complete by the end of February.
If the merger passes, Idealliance President and Chief Executive Officer David Steinhardt is to serve as President and Chief Executive Officer of the new association and Epicomm President and Chief Executive Officer Ken Garner as Executive Vice President.
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