Printing and graphic arts association PRINTING United Alliance, Fairfax, Virginia, has announced that Dave Leskusky has been appointed president of PRINTING United Alliance. Leskusky has overseen operations at NAPCO Media, which melded with the alliance in 2019 to further connect members and the industry at large with a comprehensive platform of the most widespread media brands in the industry, more than 30 combined events, including the largest printing and graphic arts trade show in the Americas – PRINTING United.
In this move, Leskusky will retain his role in leading NAPCO Media as part of the PRINTING United Alliance portfolio and will support alliance efforts to further streamline myriad robust resources and services being offered from the alliance, including preeminent industry education, training, workshops, events, research, government and legislative representation, safety and environmental sustainability guidance.
Ford Bowers, PRINTING United Alliance CEO, will continue working closely with the board of directors, the members of which are representative of industry printer and supplier members, on creating, communicating and implementing the organization’s vision, mission and overall direction to best serve the industry. Bowers remains the main liaison to members, exhibitors and the press, and he will represent the alliance in Washington, DC, as well as announce new developments and share major changes that are being implemented.
Bower said the alliance is pleased to appoint Leskusky as president of PRINTING United alliance during this exciting time for the association and the industry. With the wonderful partnerships it has made recently, including recently welcoming Idealliance to the alliance family, it recognized that a full-time focus was needed to serve in an overarching role. As the whole is greater than the sum of its parts, Leskusky will oversee operations and best practices to integrate and enhance the most valuable resources through the alliance’s combined partnerships to plan for the long-term success in serving the industry.
Leskusky said he is excited to help lead PRINTING United Alliance in this new role. He will continue to give back to the industry and work with its longstanding partners to provide even more resources and services to members, printers and suppliers. The alliance is building a bigger tent that enables it to focus on key issues facing all printers and provide a stronger unified voice that has never existed in a previously fragmented landscape.