KEARNEY, MO - The IPMA Board of Directors is pleased to announce the appointment of Mike Loyd as Executive Director effective November 1, 2016. The Board’s action comes with the fullest confidence that Loyd will be an excellent steward of IPMA’s mission and a leader and advocate for in-plants. The Board recognizes that Loyd is a leader with more than 30 years of experience in the newspaper and printing industries.
Loyd served most recently at Ricoh Inc. as the Production Marketing Manager and In-Plant Specialist for Higher Education. He worked with Ricoh from 2007 until July 2016, where he helped develop business strategies and programs for college and university in-plants.
Loyd received his Bachelor of Arts in journalism from Louisiana State University (LSU) in 1978 and later earned his Masters of Public Administration in higher education administration from LSU in 1998. Later in his career, Loyd served as the Director of Procurement Auxiliary Services at LSU, where he worked for 18 years; 13 of those as Director. He led several auxiliary enterprises at the university including Printing Services, the Copy Center, Copier Management, Design Services, Mailing Services and University Stores. He is a past recipient of In-Plant Graphics Magazine’s Manager of the Year Award.
Loyd is also a past president of the Association of College and University Printers (ACUP) and a past president of the In-plant Printing and Mailing Association (IPMA). He has been a member of IPMA for many years, having served as International President-Elect, International Secretary-Treasurer, and in several office capacities of the Louisiana Bayou Chapter. He has served as a consultant for many colleges and university in-plants, was on the editorial advisory boards of two industry journals, and has spoken at numerous regional, national and international conferences.
Loyd says of his new position, “This will be a labor of love and I am thrilled to begin working again with and for my colleagues across the country.”
IPMA President, Mike Lincoln adds, "With Mike Loyd directing the IPMA team, we are not only well positioned to keep IPMA in step with the industry, we will also have incredible synergy across all in-plant market segments.”