Andrew D. Paparozzi, well-known for his state-of-the-industry reports and economic forecasts for printing, will be joining SGIA (Specialty Graphic Imaging Association) as Chief Economist. In this role, Paparozzi will expand on his work, which has focused primarily on the commercial printing industry, to cover the many other industry segments represented by SGIA, including packaging, garment, graphic and industrial printing.
In the coming months, Paparozzi will develop panels that extend the models of his long-running, annual “State of the Industry Report” and “Capital Expenditures Report” to the broadest range of printing markets. His work with both printers and suppliers will be of great value as convergence in the marketplace accelerates, helping each of these groups navigate change through a combination of data-driven insights and in-depth, qualitative observations from a range of industry executives.
For the past two years, Paparozzi has been the Chief Economist for Idealliance, a leading global educational and standards organization in visual communications, and served at the National Association for Print Leadership and Epicomm, prior to their respective mergers with Idealliance, since 1984.