Printing United luncheon to offer performance and profitability strategies to functional and industrial printers

Erik Skye.

Business growth will be the focus at the Functional and Industrial Printing Luncheon at the Printing United tradeshow at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in Dallas, Texas October 23 – 25, 2019. The luncheon, organized by the Specialty Graphic Imaging Association’s (SGIA’s) Industrial Applications and Printed Electronics Committee, takes place on Wednesday, October 23, from noon to 1:30 pm. Speaker Erik Skie, Principal at CliftonLarsonAllen, has been helping business owners and leaders increase profits, reduce risks, build value and plan for transition for more than 25 years. His goal is to show attendees a way to unlock opportunities for growth.

“This will be a discussion that creates an understanding of how sales, operations and finance can work together to drive growth and profitability,” he revealed. “All too often, sales and operations can tell you if they sold a lot, but not if they were profitable. We’re going to discuss a simpler way to drive performance.” That topic is more than familiar to committee member Jonathan Darling, President of Romo Durable Graphics in De Pere, Wisconsin. “As a company president, I pay attention to topics I value that focus on increasing sales, growth and better buying,” he added. “Companies in the functional or industrial printing community create a hugely diverse range of products with a wide variety of techniques, but this is a topic that will resonate with any of them.”

The Functional and Industrial Printing Luncheon is one of several helpful networking events at Printing United, the latest iteration of the SGIA Expo. Tickets for the luncheon are $30 (USD) and are available while registering for Printing United. Show registration is free through September 10. To learn more and register, please visit


Tony Curcio is the editor of Graphic Arts Magazine.