ALEXANDRIA, VIRGINIA (October 25, 2001) – Elected chairman of Printing Industries of America (PIA), Incorporated, for 2002 is Charles F. "Chuck" Stay, president and chief executive officer (CEO) of Bert-Co Industries, Incorporated, Los Angeles, California.
On November 1, Stay takes over as PIA chairman from Randolph Camp, president and CEO of Walton Graphic Media in Monroe, Georgia. Most recently, Stay was PIA vice chairman. He joined the PIA board in 1996.
"My top priority is to continue moving forward with the consolidation of the two organizations [PIA and the Graphic Arts Technical Foundation (GATF)] with a common board of directors and unified operations. This will be the fulfillment of the work started by Randy Camp and Jerry Williamson [GATF board chairman]," said Stay. "The graphic arts industry is looking to PIA to be relevant to the point where it continues to provide the outstanding resources it has for so many years, yet be the clearinghouse for new trends and developments involving this business. This is a business that always adapts to changing economic conditions and given the present situation I am confident our industry will continue to do so by following the guidance of PIA and GATF."
A certified public accountant (CPA), Stay joined Bert-Co in 1969 as its financial controller. In 1983 he assumed sales and marketing responsibilities. Ten years later, Stay became president and CEO of Bert-Co and in February 1996 he became the 100 percent shareholder of the company. Bert-Co has annual sales amounting to $44 million, specializing in printing and paperboard packaging.
A Southern California native from Huntington Beach, Stay graduated from nearby Claremont-McKenna College in Claremont. Stay served as board chairman of PIA affiliate Printing Industries of Southern California from 1994-95, and remains on that group’s board. Stay’s other board affiliations are with the Printing Industries Benefit Trust and the Printing Industries Credit Union.
Married to his wife Gigi for 37 years, they have two children, a son and a daughter.
As of January 1, 2002, PIA executive committee and board of directors members will also hold seats on the GATF board. The following individuals were elected as officers to the PIA board of directors during the organization’s meeting October 25 in St. Petersburg, Florida:
First Vice Chairman: Mike Marcian
Mike Marcian is president of Corporate Press, Incorporated, in Landover, Maryland. Other establishments coming under the Corporate Press umbrella include the following: Corporate Direct, Corporate Color, and Softrade America.
A native of Detroit, Michigan, Marcian obtained an associate and a bachelors degree from the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) in 1971 and 1973, respectively. Marcian is also a developer and homebuilder in the Spotsylvania, Virginia-area.
Marcian has long been involved with PIA, serving on various committees and task forces, highlights include: the Long Range Planning Committee, Finance Committee and the Insurance Committee. He is also involved with the Washington, DC, regional graphic arts trade association, the Printing and Graphic Communications Association (PGCA). Marcian served as PGCA president for 1996-97 and was a member of its Executive Committee from 1989-1993.
From 1988-1997, he was a member of the RIT Advisory Committee. Marcian and his wife Carolyn have two sons.
Second Vice Chairman: John Green
John Green is president of Automated Graphic Systems (AGS), Incorporated, White Plains, Maryland. AGS was acquired by Consolidated Graphics in February 1999. Green is also chairman of the PIA Finance Committee and has been on the board of directors since 1994.
Green is a 1975 graduate of the University of Maryland, College Park, where he obtained a bachelors degree in Accounting. A year later he became a CPA and worked at a small printing company and some accounting firms.
Green joined AGS as its controller in 1982. In 1984 he was promoted to general manager and assumed the firm’s presidency in 1992. While with AGS sales, grew from $3 million to $40 million.
In addition to his involvement with PIA, Green is active in the Printing Industries of Maryland, in which he served as board chairman from 1994-96, and as a board member from 1988-1997.
Green resides in Issue, Maryland, with is wife Tricia. They have two daughters and a son.
Treasurer: Dwight Vicks III
Dwight Vicks III is president of Vicks Lithographic and Printing Corporation, Yorkville, New York. Vicks involvement with PIA includes representing Region 1 on the Finance and Administration Committee, as well as the to the board of directors.
Vicks is active in the Printing and Imaging Association, New York State. He has been a member of the group’s board of directors since 1994, and its treasurer from 1996-2000.
Vicks obtained a bachelors in Arts and Sciences from Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, in 1984, and later earned a masters in Business Administration from the same university in 1991. Between degrees Vicks worked at the Bank of New York in New York City as a management trainee and later as a corporate lending officer. He also served in 1984 as an assistant campaign manager for New York Representative Sherwood Boehlert (R-23rd), who is now in his 10th term in Congress.
After earning his masters degree, Vicks joined the family firm in 1991 and in 1993 became vice president. In 1999, he became president.
Vicks also is a board member for the Faxton-St. Luke’s Health Care, New Hartford, New York, and is a coach for the American Youth Soccer Organization in his hometown.
Vicks and his wife Jean have twins Sara and Dwight, and a daughter named Emily.
Officers either continuing their terms, or newly appointed, include the following:
Vice Chair for Executive Development: William Bachman, vice president of Digital Print Services, Empire Digital Communications, Rochester, New York
Vice Chair for Government Relations: Harry R. Duncanson, vice president, Dynacolor Graphics, Incorporated, Miami, Florida
Vice Chair for Human Relations: Thomas W. Reeves, president, Kelmscott Press, Incorporated, Aurora, Illinois
Vice Chair for Member Services: Eric A. Delzer, president, Delzer Lithographic Company, Waukesha, Wisconsin
Vice Chair for Special Industry Groups: Larry Miller, vice president Sales and Service, Baldwin Technology Company, Incorporated, Shelton, Connecticut
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