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‘Generational change’ at PIAA

Wednesday, 16 May 2018
By Print 21 Online Article

John Georgantzakos, MD Spotpress.

Printing Industries has appointed John Georgantzakos of Sydney-based Spotpress to its board after IVE Group COO Matt Aitken announced he was stepping down after several years. 

“John’s appointment represents an exciting generational change in our board,” says PIAA CEO Andrew Macaulay. “His extensive experience in design and promoting print brings extended capability to our already comprehensive board composition. John is engaged with the membership and will provide a valuable fresh perspective as we invigorate our association’s governance.”

Georgantzakos says: “As a generational member of the industry, I have seen significant changes and the resulting transformation is exciting and encouraging.  Joining the board is a wonderful opportunity to promote print and the industry in all of its forms.”

‘A pivotal role’: Matt Aitken, COO Ive Group.

Water Kuhn, president of Printing Industries, thanked Aitken for “the counsel and insight” he has provided to PIAA. “We would like to formally acknowledge the contribution that Matt has made to the board, and wish him well in his future endeavours. Matt has played a pivotal role in turning the organisation around and has made significant contributions to leadership within the industry having served as deputy president for the PIAA Board of directors. As the industry moves forward, Matt has been instrumental in seeking generational transfer in leadership, and has assisted in the succession planning for the representative from New South Wales.”

Macaulay says: “Our industry is stronger due to decisions made by Matt Aitken. On behalf of the print sector, I thank Matt for all that he has done and IVE Group for their support in allowing Matt to contribute his time for the betterment of the industry.”

Georgantzakos, MD of Marrickville-based Spotpress, will start as a board member on June 1, 2018.

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