S. Dayaker Reddy unanimously elected as president of Asia Print Association

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Dayaker Reddy

S. Dayaker Reddy, president,  IPAMA  has been unanimously elected as president of Asia Print Association in a meeting held on 1  November 2017 at Jakarta, Indonesia.  This is another milestone in the history of  IPAMA  at an international level.

Reddy has been joint secretary (south) of  IPAMA  from 2012 till his elevation as president of  IPAMA  in August 2017.  During his tenure in  IPAMA  in different capacities, he made outstanding contribution for the promotion of the Indian Graphic Arts industry.  He is a member of the Governing Council of All India Federation of Master Printers (AIFMP), co-coordinator in Telangana Offset Printers Association, mentor for Bharatiya Yuva Shakti Trust, Hyderabad, expert committee member for Community Colleges (Government of Telangana), and syllabus committee member for Government Institute of Printing Technology (GIPT).    He is also associated with a number of other institutions in different capacities.

A qualified engineer, Reddy is a highly experienced printing, manufacturing and marketing professional. He is the managing partner of Sai Enterprises, managing director of Omsri Salvani Secure Print, chief executive officer of Gutenberg Machinery Manufacturers, and managing director of Sri Dasa Printpack.

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