In this expanded role, Leskusky will continue to lead NAPCO Media and oversee Alliance operations
Fairfax, Va.-based PRINTING United Alliance has appointed Dave Leskusky as its president. Leskusky has successfully 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 additionally 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 (pictured right), PRINTING United Alliance CEO, will continue working closely with the board of directors, 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. He remains the main liaison to members, exhibitors and the press, and will represent the association on the Hill as well as announce new developments and share major changes that are being implemented.
“We are pleased to appoint Dave as president of PRINTING United Alliance during this exciting time for the association and the industry,” says Bowers. “With the wonderful partnerships we’ve made recently, including recently welcoming Idealliance to the Alliance family, we 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, Dave will oversee operations and best practices to integrate and enhance the most valuable resources through our combined partnerships to plan for the long-term success in serving the industry.”
“I’m extremely excited to help lead PRINTING United Alliance in this new role,” says Leskusky. “I will continue to give back to our industry and work with our longstanding partners to provide even more resources and services to our members, printers and suppliers. We are building a bigger tent which enables us to focus on key issues facing all printers and provide a stronger unified voice that has never existed in a previously fragmented landscape.
“We’ve spent the past few years building a comprehensive platform designed to educate, inspire and inform printers of all shapes, sizes and segments. We still have a lot of work to do but our goal is to utilize this platform to enhance the experience of our members, bring more members into the family and work collaboratively with printers and suppliers to respond to their needs and ensure the long-term success of the industry at large.”
Leskusky can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
PRINTING United Alliance is the most comprehensive member-based printing and graphic arts association in the U.S., comprised of the vast communities which it represents. The Alliance serves industry professionals across market segments with preeminent education, training, workshops, events, research, government and legislative representation, safety and environmental sustainability guidance, as well as resources from the leading media company in the industry—NAPCO Media. PRINTING United Alliance produces the PRINTING United Expo, the most influential days in printing. The expansive display of technology and supplies, education, programming and services are showcased to the industry at large, and represents all market segments in one easily accessed place. For more info, visit PRINTINGUnited.com.