Josh Carruth has been appointed by the Printing United Alliance as managing director of its Apparel Community. Mr Carruth, described as an ‘apparel industry veteran’, will be responsible for the growth and support of all apparel-related programmes and membership initiatives at the American printing and graphic arts association.

Mr Carruth will also personally oversee the Apparel Zone, a working microfactory which will be found on the show floor at the upcoming Printing United Expo, set to take place at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando between 6 – 8 October.

‘We are thrilled to have attracted the talent and experience of an individual like Josh who has had incredible success in his career working with the apparel decoration community,’ said Dave Leskusky, president of the Printing United Alliance. ‘Josh brings vision, creativity, and strong relationships with this community which align with our values to support the health and growth of the industry.’

Mr Carruth, who previously spent 16 years working at Emerald Expositions, added, ‘I am beyond excited to join this incredible team and help lead the efforts in support of this essential segment of the printing industry. The decorated apparel community has deep roots in the association, and it is so humbling to be part of that renewed commitment to its place in the market and what that brings to the table for the industry at large.’