Ever feel like praising the printing industry literally to the skies, all the way to 30,000 feet? Michael Makin, president and CEO of Printing Industries of America, will be doing just that when this interview plays to airline passengers plugging into business and technology programming produced by Sky Radio, a syndicator of content for in-flight consumption. In it, Makin discusses the industry’s status in the national economy as well as its programs for environmental responsibility—in particular, the Sustainable Green Printing (SGP) Partnership, a PIA-sponsored coalition offering certification in sustainability for printing companies. The interview clip also can be downloaded here.
About Patrick Henry
Patrick Henry is a journalist and an educator who has covered the graphic communications industry since 1984. The author of many hundreds of articles on business trends and technological developments in graphic communications, he has been published in most of the leading trade media in the field. He also has taught graphic communications as an adjunct lecturer for New York University and New York City College of Technology. The holder of numerous awards for industry service and education, Henry is currently the managing director of Liberty or Death Communications, a content consultancy.
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