Rich Barbaria Appointed Member Development Director

Print & Graphic Communications Association is pleased to announce the appointment of industry veteran Rich Barbaria to fill its newly created position of Member Development Director.

Rich has an outstanding background in all aspects of managing a successful graphic communications business.  He previously served as VP of Operations and General Manager for several large printing operations in the metro New York area. Areas of expertise include:

  • Strategic and tactical planning
  • Graphics and print technology
  • Production management
  • Workflow optimization and streamlining
  • Continuous improvement and lean manufacturing
  • Customer service development
  • Regulatory compliance and sustainability

…. and more!

Rich will be working out of a home office in Seaford, New York and will be available to members across the entire Print & Graphic Communications Association footprint. 

In making this announcement, Print & Graphic Communications Association President Tim Freeman remarked, “We are extremely pleased to add someone with Rich’s experience and commitment to our staff. Rich has been a fixture in the metro New York printing industry for many years and has great contacts in the printer and vendor communities. The addition of Rich Barbaria, along with the recently announced hiring of Marty Maloney and opening of an office in Brooklyn, is a continued reminder of the commitment that Print & Graphic Communications Association has to the metro New York graphic communications community.”

In his capacity as Member Development Manager, Rich will be tasked with assisting existing PIA members in optimizing the production and financial success of their company. Additionally, he will be involved with membership sales and several projects relating to his areas of expertise.  Freeman stated further, “Rich’s primary focus will be on developing our relationship and level of support that is provided to our membership. This is a fundamental shift away from the new member marketing activities that have been our focus for the past few years. While these activities remain important, our primary focus will be on supporting our member’s success.”

Please join us in welcoming Rich Barbaria to the PIA staff!

Rich can be reached by phone at 516-528-4747, email to and his mailing address is 3951 New York Avenue, Seaford, NY 11783.

Tim Freeman, President
Print & Graphic Communications Association
(800) 777-4742


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