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Manitoba Print Association Joins PIA

April 1, 2014  By PrintAction Staff

The Manitoba Print Industry Association (MPIA) has become an affiliate of the Printing Industries of America (PIA).

Led by Executive Director Barry Miller, the Manitoba Print Industry Association (MPIA) is structured to support the print industry in Manitoba through training, sector promotion, and advocacy.

The MPIA points out some of the key member benefits from becoming an affiliate of the PIA, including: Free economic and research reports, ratios studies, technical hotline, free training videos, and discounts on industry publications and resources. The MPIA itself also provides member organizations with training subsidies for human resource development, through provincial government initiatives, as well as discounts on MPIA workshops and seminars.


This represents the third Canadian provincial printing industry association affiliation to the PIA, which already includes the British Columbia Printing Industries Association and the Ontario Printing & Imaging Association.

The MPIA, including the following associations executives and directors, is holding its Annual General Meeting on May 27, 2014, at the Canad Inns, Polo Park, in Winnipeg, from 5:00 to 7:00 pm.

MPIA Executive Committee
Rob Young, MPIA, President
Executive Vice-President Operations, Pollard Banknote
Gord Boultbee, MPIA, Vice-President
Advertising Sales Manager, Derksen Printers

Glenn Buffie, MPIA, Immediate Past President
Publisher and General Manager, Derksen Printers

MPIA Directors
Mark Davis, President, Corporate Source
Bob Harvie, Operations Manager, The Prolific Group
Tony Kasdorf, General Manager, The Standard Press

Jon Leech, General Manager, Harris Printing
Andrea Read, Plant Manager, Transcontinental LGM-Coronet
Herb Vielhaber, General Manager, Cascades Boxboard Group Winnipeg

Jim Macklin, Manager Graphic Arts, Winpak

Greg Ward, Owner, Ward’s Printing Services

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