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The Association for PRINT Technologies (APTech) is seeking nominations of qualified individuals to serve on its Board of Directors. Board members represent APTech and are advocates for its mission and activities, with responsibilities for governance and leadership of the organization’s programs and activities. The APTech board is comprised of representatives from all aspects of the printing industry value chain. New this year, APTech is inviting print service providers to serve on its Board.

Nominees must be employed by an APTech member organization. Candidates will be elected on the ballot to be distributed by October 22, 2018 with elections being held during the Annual Meeting of the Association to take place during the Print Innovation Exchange on December 5, 2018.

Interested applicants should provide the information as outlined in, “How to submit a nomination,” below. Nominations must be received by September 21, 2018 for consideration.

For questions or more information, please contact Thayer Long at:

About APTech

The Association for PRINT Technologies (APTech℠) is a 501(c)(6) trade association. APTech, formerly known as NPES, is a purpose-driven organization dedicated to supporting the entire commercial printing value chain. APTech strives to help its members maximize alignment with their value-chain partners to be more effective and competitive.

APTech Board Participation

Each board member must actively participate in and attend all scheduled board meetings, including two in-person meetings and several scheduled conference calls each year as an active member of the board and as a member of a committee or task force. Board terms are three years; board members may serve no more than two consecutive terms.

APTech’s Board Election Process

Members of the Board of Directors are elected at the Annual Meeting of the Association, to take place during the Print Innovation Exchange on December 5, 2018.

The Board Nominating Committee will carefully consider all nominations. All nominees will be contacted to confirm a willingness and ability to serve.

On or before October 22, 2018, sample ballots will be electronically delivered to members’ delegate representatives. Ballots will be provided to all members attending and representing an APTech member at the Annual Meeting of the Association.

2018 Timeline

  • September 11: Nominations open
  • September 21: Nominations close
  • October 22: Ballots distributed
  • December 5: Voting
  • December 10: Candidates notified of results
  • December 17: Election results shared with members

How to Submit a Nomination

Persons interested in submitting their name for consideration must complete the online nomination form  OR download and complete the PDF and submit the following information:

  • Name, employer, title, and contact information
  • Provide a brief statement as to why you think the individual you are nominating would make a good representative on the APTech Board of Directors.
  • If available, you may provide a URL to the individual’s LinkedIn page.

Nominations must be received no later than September 21 to be accepted and can be submitted through the online portal.

An acknowledgement receipt will be provided to each nominee upon submission of his or her nomination.

Questions may be directed to Thayer Long at or 703-264-7200.