The So Cal Graphics Industry’s Go-To Resource

For over 80 years graphics industry businesses in Southern California 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.

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.


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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

David Melin
Meridian Graphics, Inc., Chair
Thomas Ling
Advantage Mailing LLC, Executive Vice Chair
Jan Gottesman
Kelly Paper & Spicers Paper, Senior Vice Chair
Eddie Audelo
Monarch Litho, Inc., Vice Chair
Lou Caron
PIASC, President/CEO
Massis Chahbazian
The Printery, Inc.
Ken Golden
Sinclair Printing Company
Douglas J. Grant
Westamerica Comminications, Inc.
Dutch Greve
Southwest Offset Printing Co., Inc.
Jim Hodges
Royal Paper Box Company
John Imbriani
Jenco Productions, Inc.
George Jackson
Ross Bindery, Inc.
Miguel Jacobowitz
Orange County Printing Company
Michael Layton
Layton Printing & Mailing
Rob Miller
Castle Press
Masoud Nikravan
Classic Litho & Design
Tad Parker
Trend Offset Printing
Joe Polanco
New Direction Partners
Jeff Salisbury
Label Impressions, Inc.
Mike Sevigny
Chromatic, Inc., Lithographers
Jeffrey Shattuck
The Dot Fulfillment
Joseph A. Tardie, Sr.
Presentation Folder, Inc.
David Tobman
Automation Printing Co.
Peter Young
Digital Printing Systems, Inc., Immediate Past Chair, PIA Director
Denny Shorett
Crown Connect, PIC Chair
Jack W. Stoughton, Jr.
Stoughton Printing Co., PIBT Chair
James Joyce
Dual Graphics, PIBT Vice Chair
Janet Green
Greens, Inc., PICU Supervisory Committee Chair

Board of Directors Meeting Schedule

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

2019 Scheduled Meeting Dates

February 26 *C

March 26 *T

April 23 *C

May 28 *T

June 26 *C

July 23 TBD

August (No meeting)

September 24 *T

October 22 *C

November 26 *T

December (No meeting)

Board meeting locations:

*T – Tamayo Restaurant 5300 E. Olympic Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 323.260.4700

*C – The Catch 2100 E Katella Ave #104 Anaheim, CA 92806 714.935.0101

*I – The International Printing Museum 315 W. Torrance Blvd. Carson, CA 90745 310.515.7166

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
Socorro Garcia
Executive Assistant to the President/CEO
Kristy Villanueva
Director, Member Services
Cheryl Chong
Director, Human Resources
Dave McCormac
Director, Label & Packaging Group
Brett Chase
Senior Associate, Recruiting
Sandra Rodriguez
Associate, Recruiting
Emily Holguin
Member Relationship Coordinator
Maribel Chaidez
Associate, Programs & Events
Erica Sanchez
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
Irv Shelman
Acount Executive
Jeff Miller
Account Executive
Stephanie Hernandez
Web/Portal Support
Lisa Marie Virgen
Major Accounts Team Lead
Jessica Munguia
Major Accounts Relationship Keeper
Sandra Bonilla
Relationship Keeper
Vanessa Garcia
Relationship Keeper
Jonalyn De Tomas
COBRA/Relationship Keeper
Martina Rodriguez
Data Team Lead
Lupe Gomez
Data Processor
Olga Cuellar
Data Processor
Mario Geraci

PIASC Insurance Services, Inc.

Dennis Bernstein
Vice President, Commercial Insurance
Joanne Cadenas
Director, Risk Management
Anthony Alatorre
Account Executive
Christopher Bruinsslot
Account Executive
Stephanie Fleischaker
Account Executive
Ruth Rodriguez
Account Manager/New Business Liaison
Cristina Ontiveros
Account Manager
Briana Parker
Account Manager
Veronica Ramirez
Account Manager


Craig Montesanti
Sylvia Bodor
Senior Accountant
Verlita Halili
Senior Accountant
Ladel Flores
Myrna Reyes
Dori Mandala

Information Technology

Victor Hurtado
Sheldon Linker
Jairo Cuellar
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