“Marin is dynamic, energetic, and has the experience and technical acumen needed to help PIA members succeed in our ever-evolving industry,” noted Michael Makin, president and CEO of PIA.
Prior to joining Printing Industries of America in 1995, he worked in the industry as a prepress technician for Herrmann Printing and Litho, Inc.
At PIA, Marin held progressively senior positions within the organization and developed expertise as a prepress technologist and production specialist. He developed curricula for graphic arts instructors across the country; managed all of PIA’s public workshops, webinars, training programs, and graphic arts educator conferences; and consistently ranked as one of the organization’s most well regarded speakers.
He is a veteran presenter at GRAPH EXPO and other industry venues on the topics of color management, PDF workflow, preparing print-ready files, web-to-print, process control, and other business-related issues.
Marin is the author of three books (Process Control Primer, Digital Prepress Primer, and the PDF Print Production Guide) and has written more than 60 industry articles, white papers and technical reports.
Following a brief stint as executive director of the Western States Printing Alliance, a PIA affiliate, Marin joined Konica Minolta Business Solutions (KMBS) as a production solutions consultant. During his time at KMBS, Marin acquired knowledge of high-volume monochrome and color printing equipment, software solution, and digital finishing solutions.