Fairfax, Va.-based PRINTING United Alliance, the most comprehensive member-based printing and graphic arts association in the U.S., has announced the appointment of apparel industry veteran Josh Carruth to managing director, apparel community. In this role, Carruth is responsible for the growth and support of all apparel-related programs and membership initiatives at PRINTING United Alliance. He will oversee the Apparel Zone, a working microfactory on the show floor at PRINTING United Expo, which takes place Oct. 6-8 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla.
“We are thrilled to have attracted the talent and experience of an individual like Josh who has had incredible success in his career working with the apparel decoration community,” says Dave Leskusky (pictured right), president of PRINTING United Alliance. “Josh brings vision, creativity, and strong relationships with this community which align with our values to support the health and growth of the industry. We are excited to welcome Josh to help build upon one of the key communities upon which SGIA (now PRINTING United Alliance) was founded.”
Carruth previously worked with Emerald Expositions for 16 years in various roles, including senior portfolio director, tradeshow director and operations manager, supporting the company’s sales and events departments. He was responsible for leading brand strategy and profit and loss management across all media/events within the portfolio while driving profitable event and media growth and acting as a conduit to the audience and vendor experience both on-site at tradeshows and year-round.
“I am beyond excited to join this incredible team and help lead the efforts in support of this essential segment of the printing industry,” says Carruth. “The decorated apparel community has deep roots in the association, and it is so humbling to be part of that renewed commitment to its place in the market and what that brings to the table for the industry at large.”
Carruth can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or (404) 915-8426.
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. Now a division of PRINTING United Alliance, Idealliance is the global leader in standards training and certification for printing and graphic arts operations across the entire industry supply chain. PRINTING United Alliance also 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 www.printingunited.com