PRINTING United Alliance announces 2024 board of director members, including Dean DeMarco from Middlestreet Graphics and Displays who will assume role of chairman

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FAIRFAX, Virginia , October 18, 2023 (press release) –

Dean DeMarco, Middlestreet Graphics and Displays, assumes role of Chairman; and newest board members to join in 2024 are Mark Bailey, SanMar; Carla Johanns, Simpson Screen Print Ltd.; and Eric Kahle, Visual Marking Systems Inc.

PRINTING United Alliance, the most comprehensive member-based printing and graphic arts association in North America, today announces its incoming 2024 board of director members. Comprised of industry leaders representing market segments across the printing industry who bringing unique and actionable perspective to the organization, the 2024 board supports the Alliance’s mission in providing industry-leading education and training through its iLEARNING+ platform; a multitude of industry events; EHS and HR support; economics, research, unparalleled content, and more; to members and the industry at large. 

“Each year at the start of PRINTING United Expo, we acknowledge and celebrate the incoming board of director members who have graciously accepted the call of service to our industry,” says Ford Bowers, CEO, PRINTING United Alliance. “We are grateful for our board’s collective expertise and insight which helps us continue to grow as a mission-driven organization to serve our members and the entirety of the printing industry.”

The incoming 2024 PRINTING United Alliance board of director members are:


  • Dean DeMarco, Board Chair; Director of Operations, Middlestreet Graphics and Displays
  • Brooke Hamilton, First Vice Chair; President & CEO, NPI
  • Lane Hickey-Wiggins, Second Vice Chair; President & CEO, Douglass Screen Printers Inc dba DPRINT
  • Brian Hite, Treasurer; Principal, Co-Founder, Image Options
  • Roger Chamberlain, Secretary; Assistant Vice President, Administrative Services & Facilities, The Cincinnati Insurance Company
  • Michael Marcian, Immediate Past Chair; CEO, DCG ONE
  • Scott Schinlever, Associate Vice Chair; COO, Global Inkjet Business, EFI
  • Ford Bowers, Ex Officio; CEO, PRINTING United Alliance


  • Brian Adam, President, Olympus Group
  • Mark Bailey, Senior Manager, Channel Sales-Decorator & Digital Solutions, SanMar*
  • Jaime Herand, Vice President of Graphic Operations, Orbus Exhibit & Display Group
  • Carla Johanns, President, Simpson Screen Print Ltd.*
  • Eric Kahle, Chief Revenue Officer, Visual Marking Systems Inc.*
  • Michael Magerl, President, Trabon
  • Timothy Saur, Managing Director North America, Durst Image Technology US LLC (Durst North America)
  • Elaine Scrima, Vice President of Operations, GSP Companies
  • Danny Sweem, CEO, M&R Printing Equipment Inc.
  • Michael Wagner, Chief Operations Officer, Butler Technologies Inc.
  • Tim Williams, Chief Customer Officer, CreateMe Technologies
  • Tom Wittenberg, Large Format Industry Relations and Events Manager, North America, HP Inc.

*Indicates new board member
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About PRINTING United Alliance 
PRINTING United Alliance is the most comprehensive member-based printing and graphic arts association in North America, comprised of the industry’s vast communities. The Alliance serves industry professionals across market segments with preeminent education and training via iLEARNING+, workshops, events, research, government and legislative representation, safety, and environmental sustainability guidance, as well as resources from our leading media brands – Printing Impressions, Packaging Impressions, Wide-format Impressions, In-plant Impressions, Apparelist, and Print+Promo Marketing. Now a division of PRINTING United Alliance, Idealliance is a global leader in standards training and certification for printing and graphic arts operations across the entire industry supply chain.
PRINTING United Alliance also produces the PRINTING United Expo, the most influential days in printing. The expansive display of technology and supplies, education, programming, and services are showcased to the industry at large, and represents all market segments in one easily accessed place.



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