Michael Grady Slated to Identify New Markets and Growth Opportunities for Idealliance

Alexandria, VA (September 1, 2020) – Idealliance, the world’s leading global graphic communications industry association, is pleased to welcome Michael Grady as Idealliance Vice President of Global Partnerships.

Coming from his most recent role as Global Marketing Director at SGS, Grady has experience leading strategic initiatives and serving printers, global brands, private label brands, and more. With a specialization in packaging innovation, Grady managed print and digital partnerships to create new opportunities from emerging trends and technological advancements.

As Vice President of Global Partnerships, Grady will be responsible for sales and business development with existing and new OEM partners and international affiliates to promote more effective and cost-effective print technologies and workflows to benefit the industry. He will focus on growth for training and certification programs and services, particularly the G7® program.

Richard Ryan, Idealliance CEO said, “Now is the time to explore and expand how G7 industry standards and processes can help ensure consistent consumer brand experiences around the world through high quality print from packaging to signage to marketing materials delivered on time and on budget across all traditional and digital print processes and substrates. Michael’s expertise and experience will be an excellent addition to the Idealliance Team as we expand our global reach.”

“Print professionals and organizations that invest in G7 training and certification understand the importance of brand color consistency and its influence on consumer experience and purchase decisions. As the world grapples with a new normal, leading brands and supply chain partners are leveraging G7 training and certification to improve performance of global print supply chains and preparing to emerge even stronger,” said Grady.

Grady is a 2015 graduate of, and advisory board member for, Illinois State University’s graphic communications program in the College of Applied Science & Technology. The graphic communications curriculum prepares students for careers in digital media development, traditional and digital printing, publishing, packaging, and management. In 2018, he was awarded ISU’s Outstanding Young Alumni Award. Additionally, Grady has a finance degree from John Carroll University’s Boler School of Business.

Prior to joining the team at Idealliance, Grady helped develop the Young Professional Group for Idealliance as a member of the Board of Directors (2016-2018) to drive education and mentorship opportunities that accelerate the influence of young professionals in the graphic and visual communications industry.

Grady is an active educational speaker and panelist at industry conferences sharing insights and best practices about global brand guardianship.

You can reach Michael Grady at, or 703.837.1068.

For additional information about Idealliance, Membership, or general questions, please contact David Steinhardt, Managing Director, Idealliance, at 703.887.7680 or


Idealliance is a global graphic communications industry association. With its legacy reaching back to 1896 Idealliance is a catalyst for workflow transformation and connector for supply chain partners in the broad spectrum of print and packaging. We seek to provide an environment where, together, supply chain partners can innovate the way print is created and produced around the globe. Our specifications have changed the graphic communications supply chain by creating state-of-the-art architectures for production workflows. Our education and certification curriculum is the world’s foremost certifying platform to energize professionals, systems, and facilities. Idealliance members encompass brands, content and media creators, creative agencies and design teams, material suppliers, OEMs, print service providers, technology developers. Join us to create the future of our industry at

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