FAIRFAX, VA– February 25, 2002 - Michael Robertson has been named President of the Digital Printing & Imaging Association, succeeding John M. Crawford who died late last year.
As Executive Vice President of SGIA International for the past five years, Robertson worked closely with Crawford on literally every aspect of managing the Association. He began his career in association management 20 years ago in April at SGIA International. He has been closely involved with the Digital Printing & Imaging Association and DPI’s Board of Directors since 1995, when DPI affiliated with SGIA.
Robertson brings an in-depth knowledge of digital graphics and imaging technologies to his new position.
During his first decade with SGIA International, he directed the design and production of all print materials distributed by the Association — as well as its corporate identification materials and exhibit graphics — using production platforms that enabled these materials to be produced employing the most state-of-the-art technologies yielding significant economic savings.
With the increasing emergence of new imaging technologies, Robertson became a driving force in the move to change SGIA International’s operations and name to represent these technologies.
He has been the prime architect of the websites for DPI and SGIA — both sophisticated, yet user-friendly destinations on the Internet — along with their myriad forums, databases and interactive features.
In addition to his hands-on experience, Robertson received formal training in association management through a six-year Institute for Organizational Management program of study sponsored by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the University of Delaware.
In his new position at the helm of DPI, Mike Robertson’s priorities will be to increasingly position the Association as the prime source of support services for its members in all their business operations.
"Thanks to John Crawford’s careful planning and diligence, we’re in a position to face the challenges ahead proactively and take full advantage of the opportunities now awaiting us," he says. "With the support of our membership, volunteer leaders and a superb staff, I’m confident and eager to move forward in pursuit of the Association’s goals and objectives."
For more information, contact DPI headquarters: 10015 Main Street, Fairfax, VA 22031-3489 USA. Telephone: 703-385-1339. Fax: 703-359-1336. E-Mail: [email protected]