Printing Industry Midwest Seats New Board of Directors

Organization poised for strategic growth and added member value

MINNEAPOLIS, MN — Printing Industry Midwest (PIM), the not-for-profit trade organization representing the Midwest’s leading print service providers, announced business leaders from across the Midwest have agreed to join the PIM Board of Directors, to help lead the organization to enhanced growth and influence.

Each year PIM must say goodbye to some of their volunteer leaders as they welcome new members to the PIM Board. This transition also includes the appointment of new volunteer leadership, with new PIM Board Chair, Pat McDermott of J-C Press, taking the place of Brad Eslick of Record Printing. Thank you Brad for all you did and accomplished this past year! PIM would also like to thank the following leaders for their dedication and support, as they depart the PIM Board of Directors:

• Brooke Lee, Anchor Paper Company
• Dennis Hall, Forum Communications
• Rick Olsby, Graphic Finishing Services
• Greg Ortmann, Feiereisen, Inc.
• Chris Kurtzman, Bang Printing, Inc.
• Nico Kieves Wyrobek, Morris Packaging

The 2019/2020 Board of Directors consists of the following individuals:

OFFICERS   

  • Chair, Patrick McDermott, President, J-C Press, Owatonna, MN
  • Chair-Elect, John Barnhart, President, Barnhart Press, Omaha, NE
  • Vice-Chair, Thomas Murphy, President, CARDSource, Eagan, MN
  • Secretary/Treasurer, Perry Klein, Vice President, Mittera Group, Des Moines, IA
  • PIA Natl. Rep., Lana Siewert-Olson, President, Ideal Printers, St. Paul, MN
  • Past-Chair, Brad Eslick, General Manager, Record Printing Company, Story City, IA

DIRECTORS   

  • Darren Carlson, CEO, American Spirit Graphics Corp, Eden Prairie, MN
  • Creston Dorothy, CEO, Pro Print, Duluth, MN
  • Alan Hillmann, CEO, Standard Dynamics, Burnsville, MN
  • Tim Johnson, CEO, Impact, Minneapolis, MN
  • Micheal Lane, CEO, Meyers Printing Company, Minneapolis, MN
  • John Lynch, CEO, Woolverton, Cedar Falls, IA
  • Samantha Metcalf, Principal, Clifton Larson Allen, Minneapolis, MN
  • Ben Olk, President, NCCO, St Paul, MN
  • Tim Olsby, President, Graphic Finishing Services, Coon Rapids, MN
  • Jayme Wisely, CEO/President, GLS / NEXT Precision Marketing, Brooklyn Park, MN

A strategic task force of the PIM Board recently met to define a baseline of member needs and to foster ideas for action, setting objectives for the association. The task force determined the following as current core member concerns:

  • Access to quality, skilled labor
  • Technology management and obsolescence
  • Rising cost of healthcare
  • Reducing costs and increasing automation
  • Improved access to materials/paper
  • Finding and training quality sales professionals
  • Driving sales growth and new customer acquisition
  • Cyber/data security risk and regulations
  • Access to capital for growth
  • Tariff issues affecting shipments
  • Succession planning
  • Mergers and acquisition strategies
  • Effective use of ERP & CRM systems

“The PIM Board has clearly identified many of the critical areas of member need, allowing us to better direct our resources to make the most positive impact, and provide our staff with clear marching orders,” said PIM President, Steve Bonoff. “I’m excited to have such a power-packed group of individuals to help guide our organization. We look forward to an exciting and successful year.”

For questions or comments about PIM, the PIM Board, or future strategic initiatives, contact Steve Bonoff at sbonoff@pimw.org or call 612.400.6203.

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Printing Industry Midwest (PIM) is the trade association representing print service companies in Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota and South Dakota. Membership resources add value to companies that provide print, graphic communication services, market or manufacture supplies for the printing industry.