The So Cal Graphics Industry’s Go-To Resource

For over 80 years graphics industry businesses have counted on PIASC to help them thrive.

While the list of services, resources and benefits that we offer is long, all are based on our extensive knowledge of the unique needs of our industry and area. As an added benefit, because we’re located where our members are, we are able to drive over and provide some services—such as sexual harassment training sessions and complimentary Cal/OSHA compliance inspections—at our members’ sites.
1935

Making a Difference Since 1935

When a small group of Los Angeles-area printers banded together in 1935 to form a trade association, type was set by hand and one-color letterpresses were the norm. Since then, although PIASC has been an incredibly stable association (we’ve had just three Presidents and two locations in 80+ years), we have also changed with the industry we serve. Over the years we’ve helped our members take advantage of the many technological changes in the graphic communications world, and expanded our services and benefits to meet our members’ evolving needs.

1944

Since incorporating in 1944, PIASC has grown to represent printers, print brokers, vendors and creative marketing professionals in Southern California as well as Clark County, Nevada.

1974
A Foundation for Graphics Arts

PIASC started the R.A.I.S.E. Foundation (Recruiting, Advancement of Instruction, Scholarships for Education in the Graphic Arts). Its goal is to foster graphic communications careers in primary, secondary and post-secondary educational institutions. R.A.I.S.E. is, and has been over the years, sustained by member companies, industry business and employees, including other foundations.

1978
Sourcing New Candidates

PIASC announced the beginning of the very popular Employment Service to help members find qualified, experienced employees and encourage job seekers into a career in industry. Til this day, we continue offering this service with two full-time recruiters for members.

1982
Offering Group Medical Insurance

PIASC opened the Printing Industries Benefit Trust (PIBT) division, offering members group medical benefits for their employees at competitive rates. Today, PIBT offers over 65 health care plans and one-of-a-kind administrative assistance.

1988
Managing Risk

PIASC continued to grow by introducing PIASC Insurance Services, Inc., a full line insurance agency. With industry knowledge and white glove service, this agency continues to provide excellent risk management for members and other businesses.

1986
Saying Bye to Downtown Los Angeles

Because of the growing business, the PIASC Offices moved from Downtown Los Angeles 12th Street to it’s current location in the City of Commerce.

2010
75 Years of Service

PIASC celebrated 75 years of services to it’s members.

Today PIASC is the largest graphic arts trade association in the country...and we're looking forward to continuing to help graphics industry businesses thrive for decades to come!

Meet our Board of Directors

PIASC is fortunate to have an enthusiastic group of industry veterans serving as volunteers on its Board of Directors, providing oversight, insight and direction to support the organization’s success. The Board also includes our President/CEO, an employee of PIASC responsible for day-to-day operations at our Los Angeles office.

Eddie Audelo
Monarch Litho, Inc., Chair
Massis Chahbazian
The Printery, Inc., Executive Vice-Chair
Masoud Nikravan
Classic Litho & Design, Senior Vice-Chair
Kathy Urban
Inland Group, Vice-Chair
Lou Caron
PIASC, President/CEO
Damien Bradley
Spicers Paper
Jeff Carpenter
Westcott Press
Leiman Chan
Nonstop Printing, Inc.
Claude Dardant
Autajon Packaging Thoro
Douglas J. Grant
Westamerica Comminications, Inc.
Dutch Greve
Southwest Offset Printing Co., Inc.
George Haggarty
Main Graphics
John Imbriani
Jenco Productions, Inc.
Miguel Jacobowitz
Orange County Printing Company
Richard Jacobs
AV Graphics, Inc.
Barry Malkin
Crisp Imaging
Amy Miller
Castle Press
Joe Polanco
New Direction Partners
Mike Sevigny
Chromatic, Inc., Lithographers
Jeffrey Shattuck
The Dot Fulfillment
Joseph A. Tardie, Jr.
Presentation Folder, Inc.
David Tobman
Automation Printing Co.
Janet Green
Greens, Inc., PICU Supervisory Committee Chair
Jack W. Stoughton, Jr.
Stoughton Printing Co., PIBT Chair
Eddie Audelo
Monarch Litho, Inc., PIBT Vice Chair
Douglas J. Grant
Westamerica Comminications, Inc., PIC Chair

Board of Directors Meeting Schedule

PIASC Board of Directors meets on the 4th Tuesday of every month unless noted otherwise.

2021 Scheduled Meeting Dates

January 26

February 23

March 30

April 27

May 25

June 29

July 27

August (No meeting)

September 28

October 26

November 30

December (No meeting)

Board meeting locations:

Board meetings held by Zoom Remote Conferencing OR Until conditions allows otherwise  

Meet Our Team of Dedicated Experts

There are a lot of faces behind PIASC—and nearly all have been serving our members for a decade or more! Take advantage of our deep understanding of the graphic arts industry, and let our team members do what they do best: Serve you.

Member Services

Lou Caron
President/CEO
Socorro Garcia
Executive Assistant to the President/CEO
Kristy Villanueva
Director, Member Services
Cathy Skoglund
Director, Western States Member Services
Rodney Bolton
Human Resources
Dave McCormac
Director, Label & Packaging Group
Brett Chase
Senior Associate, Recruiting
Sandra Rodriguez
Associate, Recruiting
Emily Holguin
Member Relationship Coordinator
Wendy Ferruz
Associate, Member Services
Emilie Kirkpatrick
Associate, Member Services
Gloria Vargas
Associate, Member Services
Maria Luna
Assistant, General Administration

Medical Benefits (PIBT)

Evie Banaga
Director, Employee Benefits
Jeff Miller
Account Executive
Stephanie Hernandez
Web/Portal Support
Sandra Bonilla
Relationship Keeper
Tina Robles Morales
Relationship Keeper
Olga Cuellar
Relationship Keeper
Martina Rodriguez
Data Team Lead
Lupe Gomez
Data Processor
Lisa Virgen
Cobra/Data Processor

PIASC Insurance Services, Inc.

Dennis Bernstein
Vice President, Commercial Insurance
Anthony Alatorre
Account Executive
Christopher Bruinsslot
Account Executive
Ruth Rodriguez
Account Manager/New Business Liaison
Briana Parker
Account Manager
Nicole Hernandez
Customer Engagement

Accounting

Craig Montesanti
Chief Financial Officer
Jamie Bengard
Controller
Dori Mandala
Senior Accountant
Ladel Flores
Accountant
Esmeralda Sosa
Accounting Administrator

Information Technology

Victor Hurtado
Jairo Cuellar
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