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May 2, 2018


Reston, VAThe Association for Print Technologies (APTechSM) announces Sarah Markfield has joined the organization’s Community Development team as Director of Business Development. The newly established position will help lead the Community Development team’s commitment to expanding and launching new offerings to support businesses throughout the printing industry value chain. With more than 10 years of experience working for one of the industry’s premier printing equipment manufacturers, Sarah brings a valuable skill set and perspective to her new position.

“Sarah provides a unique combination of experience and skills to this critically important part of APTech’s new industry mission. We are excited to have her join our team,” says Thayer Long, President, Association for Print Technologies.

The addition of Markfield as Director of Business Development rounds out APTech’s Community Development team of 10, which includes: Debbie Vieder, Associate Vice-President, Communications; Jane Pratt, Director, Communications; Julie Schaffer, Associate Vice-President, Program and Community Development; Pernilla Jonsson, Senior Director, Global Programs; Rekha Ratnam, Senior Director, PRIMIR Market Research; Jason Goodwin, Manager, Market Data Programs; Carol Lee Hawkins, Director, Membership and Development; Debbie Orf, Senior Director, ICC and Standards; and, Sharon Cassette, Manager, ICC and Standards.

For more information about the Association for Print Technologies’ Community Development team and its mission, contact Ken Garner, Vice President of Business Development and Industry Relations at: 703/264-7215, or e-mail:

About the Association for Print Technologies (APTechSM)
The Association for Print Technologies (formerly known as NPES), is a purpose-driven organization dedicated to supporting the entire commercial printing value chain. We believe in helping our members maximize alignment with their value chain partners to be more effective and competitive. Printing has been vital to communication for decades; today, the digital culture has heightened our industry’s complexity and reframed its relevance. APTech’s signature event — PRINT®— answers the call by bringing the boldest and brightest innovators, influencers, and newest technology together to create connections that showcase and advance our industry. For complete information about the Association, its programs, and its member companies, visit: or phone: 703/264-7200.