Christopher Donlon is New IPMA International President
Long-time In-plant Printing and Mailing Association (IPMA) member Christopher Donlon, senior manager of Digital and Print Production at the Kohler Co., is now IPMA’s international president. He takes over the role from past president Kelly Hogg, director of Printing and Copying Services at the University of Virginia.
Donlon’s focus during his presidency will be reenergizing chapter gatherings and supporting IPMA’s roadshow schedule.
“I fell in love with IPMA and its mission when I attended my first chapter gathering. I felt at home with my peers and learned so much valuable information from them. Our strength as an association is our willingness to share our best practices for the betterment of everyone,” says Donlon.
“IPMA is so fortunate to have Christopher as our president and leader,” says IPMA Executive Director Mike Loyd. “His dedication and enthusiasm will allow IPMA to continue moving upward in our service to the membership.“
At Kohler, Donlon manages the in-plant center, a team of production artists, and a team of image retouchers and serves as a global print and graphics-related buyer. In 1997 he began his print industry career as a sales representative with EP Direct Printing in Wisconsin, earning promotions on multiple occasions. After working with Kohler as a vendor for ten years, Donlon joined the company in 2007. Donlon achieved his Certified Graphic Communications Manager accreditation in 2019.
Donlon previously served on IPMA’s Board of Directors as President-Elect and Member-at-Large. He has been an IPMA member since 2008 and chaired IPMA's In-Print Awards Contest for many years.
Donlon is a 2016 Lakeland University honors graduate with a degree in business management and a master’s degree in leadership and organizational development. Read IPI’s manager profile on him here.
The Kohler Printing Services in-plant center was ranked ninth in a previous In-Plant Impressions sales per employee industry report and received over 20 gold, silver, and bronze awards in the In-Print competition cosponsored by IPMA.
Founded in 1873 and headquartered in Kohler, Wisconsin, Kohler Co. is one of America’s oldest and largest privately held companies comprising nearly 40,000 associates. With more than 50 manufacturing locations worldwide, Kohler is a global leader in the manufacture of kitchen and bath products, engines, energy systems, premier cabinetry, tile, and lighting. Kohler Co. is also the owner/operator of two of the world’s finest five-star hospitality and golf resort destinations in Kohler, Wisconsin, and St. Andrews, Scotland.
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