Government In-plant Association to Merge with IPMA
Still, this decision was a tough one for a proud association like NGPA. Formed as the National State Printing Association in 1977 by Nevada State Printer Donald Bailey, the group thrived for decades, with a fiercely loyal membership that included dozens of retired members, many of whom attended the annual conference religiously. Even Hurricane Katrina could not keep the group from meeting. When the 2005 storm demolished its intended meeting place in Biloxi, the group moved its venue and held the conference as planned.
Bob has served as editor of In-plant Impressions since October of 1994. Prior to that he served for three years as managing editor of Printing Impressions, a commercial printing publication. Mr. Neubauer is very active in the U.S. in-plant industry. He attends all the major in-plant conferences and has visited more than 170 in-plant operations around the world. He has given presentations to numerous in-plant groups in the U.S., Canada and Australia, including the Association of College and University Printers and the In-plant Printing and Mailing Association. He also coordinates the annual In-Print contest, co-sponsored by IPMA and In-plant Impressions.