“Bryan is an exceptional volunteer leader who brings passion and experience to the position. He will do a great job as chairman,” said Michael Makin, president and CEO of PIA.
Hall was born on July 30, 1967. He graduated from The University of North Carolina at Greensboro with a bachelor of science degree in accounting (magna cum laude). His passion for print came early in life as his father had worked in the industry for years. In 1985, while still in school, he founded Carolina Duplicating with his father, Tom. The two-person venture became Graphic Printing Services in 1988. In 2008, the company changed its name to Graphic Visual Solutions.
From its beginnings, the company has steadily grown to employ more than 100 print and marketing professionals. Since its inception, Graphic (as the company commonly refers to itself) has undertaken nine major building expansions, 12 major equipment expansions, integrated two key business acquisitions, provided significant training programs for its employees, and invested more than $45 million to create one of the most comprehensive and state-of-the-art printing, packaging, and imaging facilities in the Southeast.
Hall has supported industry associations for years, including Printing Industry of the Carolinas, Inc. (where he served as chairman of the board), NAPL, and PIA, where he has served on many committees, including chairing the Education and Marketing Committee.
Other officers elected on the PIA Board include:
• First Vice Chairman – Michael S. Wurst, Henry Wurst, Inc., Kansas City, Miss.
• Second Vice Chairman – Paul L. Cousineau, Dow Jones & Company, Inc., Princeton, N.J.
• Secretary to the Board – Michael M. Marcian, Corporate Communications Group, Lanham, Md.
• Treasurer – John E. LeCloux, WS Packaging Group, Green Bay, Wisc.
• Past Chairman of the Board – Curt A. Kreisler, Gold Star Printers, Miami, Fla.
Additional board members elected in Charlotte include Lana Siewert-Olson, Ideal Printers (St. Paul, MN); Jim R. Russell, New Direction Partners (Lansing, MI); and Michael Peluso, Shawmut Communications Group (Danvars, MA).
PIA also recognized the service of retiring directors Peter Jacobson, Pat McBride, Justin Pallis, Brad Johnson, Hal T. Stratton and Bradley L. Thompson II.