The Specialty Graphic Imaging Association (SGIA) has appointed printing industry marketing and sales veteran Jack Noonan as its Vice-President of Business Development. In this newly created role, Noonan will oversee PRINTING United exhibitor and sponsorship partnerships for the SGIA, strengthen existing communities, develop dedicated postal and packaging-sector participation, and explore new business opportunities. PRINTING United is the most comprehensive printing industry tradehow in the Americas and will take place in Atlanta, Georgia October 21-23, 2020.
Noonan’s industry experience extends from entrepreneurial Adobe-funded Silicon Valley ventures, to enterprise roles with organizations such as Eastman Kodak. He most recently worked with MGI and global partner Konica Minolta on international marketing and business development initiatives. He has held several key positions in the printing and packaging industries for over 20 years. He also co-founded a postal-intelligence and mailing-data analytics firm called “Is It There Yet?” that, for 10 years, worked closely with the United States Postal Service (USPS). Noonan also serves on the USPS Mailers Technical Advisory Committee and the TLMI Marketing Committee, in addition to other industry association involvement.
“It’s an honour to join the non-profit, mission-driven SGIA organization at such a vital time in our industry,” said Noonan. “I’ve had the pleasure of working with both the SGIA and NAPCO Media teams throughout my career. So, this is a natural evolution of participating in their vision and strategy for the printing marketplace. SGIA and NAPCO Media brought the printing industry together last year with PRINTING United in an unprecedented way. With our team’s support, I hope to grow the audience and establish strong, long-term alliances – particularly across the postal and packaging segments.”
Mark Subers, President of Exhibitions and Events at SGIA/NAPCO Media, added: “Jack has been a major supporter of SGIA and NAPCO Media for years. While we’ve always considered him an extension of our team, we are pleased to be able to officially welcome him on board. His knowledge of the industry, extensive relationships, and business acumen will help in our collective efforts in continuing to serve the industry and build a future of new opportunities for everyone in the marketplace.”