Michael Makin was appointed President and CEO of Printing Industries of America on August 1, 2002.
Born and raised in Montreal, Canada, Mr. Makin attended Carleton University in Ottawa where graduated with honors with a degree in Journalism in 1986. He also holds an MBA from the University of Phoenix.
After a brief stint as a reporter and public affairs officer with the Canadian government, he began his career in association management 20 years ago.
Prior to joining Printing Industries of America, Mr. Makin was President of the Canadian Printing Industries Association and for almost 10 years served as an executive with the Canadian Construction Association.
He serves as Secretary to the Board of Directors of the Graphic Arts Show Corporation as well as Secretary to the Graphic Arts Educational Research Foundation. He is also President of the Printing and Graphics Scholarship Trust Fund (PGSF), an organization which provides $400,000 in scholarships each year to students entering the graphic arts industry.
In 2005, Mr. Makin was honored with the Earl Sundeen Award for contributions to education by the International Graphics Arts Education Association (IGAEA). In 2006 he was named a member of the Ben Franklin Honor Society.
Mr. Makin is a member of the American Society of Association Executives, the Pittsburgh Society of Association Executives and the Society for Human Resource Management. He is a former National President of the Carleton University Alumni Association and a past Governor and Senator of the University.
He currently serves as the Chairman of the World Print and Communications Forum, based in Brussels.
Monday, March 4, 2019 12:00–1:00 p.m. 2019 Best Workplaces in America and Safety Shield Awards Luncheon
The Best Workplace in the Americas program highlights companies whose commitment to their employees make them leading workplaces in the printing industry. Winning a Best Workplace award is a “seal of approval” for printing industry leaders in human resources practices. The Safety Shield designation is awarded to companies that go “over and above” and demonstrate their superior practices in environmental, health, and safety programs. Join us as we celebrate excellence in the printing industry.