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Printing United Alliance names its 2021-22 Suppliers and Manufacturers Council


August 3, 2021
By PrintAction Staff

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The Printing United Alliance finalizes its 2021-22 Suppliers and Manufacturers Council (SMC). Appointed annually, this group of industry leaders advises the association on issues and trends related to the future success of the printing industry at large and represents a cross-section of all market segments.

The 2021-22 SMC is led by chair Carleen Gray, CEO, Stahls’, and vice-chair Michael Brice, VP, sales & business development, INX International Ink, and Andrew Oransky, president and CEO, Roland DGA, assumes the role of past chair.

“The SMC is a group of industry leaders which represent the diverse segments in the printing industry with a shared mission of sharing business challenges and suggestions for improvement, growth expectations, and moving the industry forward,” says Gray. “Given the financial impact the current global supply chain and logistics constraints are having on all of us, communication and data are critical for making good business decisions. I find the opinions and experiences shared in the SMC meetings, combined with the economic and industry data provided by Printing United Alliance are helpful insights for our own business planning at Stahls’.”

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“The supplier community is a vital part of the printing industry,” says Oransky. “Over the last two years, the SMC has endeavoured to make sure that Printing United Alliance offers a platform for suppliers to communicate with and provide value to member organizations throughout the year. We’ve tackled topics ranging from workforce development and training to segmentation, and how the printing industry can present a unified face to the public. Of course, the impact of the COVID pandemic on printers has been a constant threat over the past 18 months. I’ve been honoured to lead the committee and look forward to its continued contributions to Printing United Alliance’s mission.”