Thayer Long is the President of the Association for Suppliers of Printing, Publishing, and Converting Technologies (NPES). He is a successful and entrepreneurial executive, strategist, and collaborative thought leader dedicated to building great teams of character and culture. Results-driven CEO with over 20 years of proven success in turnaround management, revenue and value generation, operational efficiency, and using a clearly defined purpose and mission as a performance enhancer.
NPES The Association for Suppliers of Printing, Publishing and Converting Technologies is a trade association of over 400 companies which manufacture and distribute equipment, systems, software, supplies used in printing, publishing and converting.
Today, the Association represents manufacturers, importers and distributors of equipment, supplies, systems and software used in every printing, publishing and converting process from design to distribution. Virtually all industry products and processes are represented by the member companies, which range in size from under $1 million in annual sales revenue to more than $1 billion.
The Association was founded as the National Printing Equipment Association in 1933. The 26 charter members included manufacturers of printing presses, bindery equipment, typesetting machinery and specialty equipment.