Andrew-Paparozzi-newAs Senior Vice President and Chief Economist at Epicomm Andrew D. Paparozzi has been tracking and analyzing industry trends for more than 30 years. Author of the annual Epicomm State of the Industry Report , Printing Business Conditionsreport, and Long-Run Growth Leaders™ series, he is one of the industry’s most sought-after speakers. He is a commanding speaker whose authoritative, data-based presentations have been keynote sessions at scores of industry conferences and supplier events.

Andy’s presentations on industry trends, economic developments, and industry leadership are grounded in his in-depth surveys of the 400+ member State of the Industry Panel he has developed as a highly reliable representative sample of the industry, as well as his numerous one-on-one interviews with frontline printers and industry suppliers. His ongoing work studying industry leadership over more than a decade-and-a-half has made him the industry’s foremost expert on why some companies succeed while others fail regardless of economic conditions.

Current Presentation Topics:

  • The State of Today’s Graphic Communications Industry
  • Critical Industry Trends and Why They Are Important to You
  • Why Some Companies Succeed in Good Times and Bad
  • The Essential Traits of Industry Leadership
  • How Industry Leaders Get―and Stay―Ahead
  • Why Capital Investment is a Key to Growth
  • What’s Happening & What’s Ahead for Quick & Small Commercial Printers

Audiences best suited for Andy’s presentations:

  • Business Owners & Senior Executives
  • Senior Managers
  • Up-and-Coming Executives
  • General Industry Audiences


Andy is a Senior Vice President and Chief Economist of Epicomm a not-for-profit business management association representing more than 1,200 progressive companies in the graphic communications industry. He has led the association’s Research Department for more than 20 years, overseeing its provision of timely, accurate, and always statistically valid analysis of the commercial printing industry’s performance and prospects.

Among the industry’s most respected speakers and writers on economic trends, Andy developed the unique State of the Industry Panel, whose 400+ members provide regular survey feedback on economic performance and industry issues. A defining characteristic of his research is that he does not stop at the numbers, but always seeks to get behind them to provide insight and context, and to anticipate the economic, technological, or social trends that will define the industry’s future. He and his researchers build relationships with those surveyed, nearly all of whom have been Panel members for at least four years, and many for 10 or more. Their trust in the association’s research encourages them to enter into candid discussions of business issues, strategies, successes, and failures, and results in Panel members sharing insights and information they will not share with anyone else.

Andy is a Phi Beta Kappa, Summa cum Laude graduate of Boston College, where he received a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics, and holds a Master’s Degree in Economics, with a concentration in econometrics, from Columbia University. He has taught mathematics, statistics, and economics at various colleges. He is highly skilled in industry economic trends analysis, vital metrics measurement and analysis, and statistically valid survey database development.

Prior to joining NAPL, Andy was employed by The New School for Social Research in New York City, where he analyzed the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Stamp Program and the New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority, for which he developed a reduced-fare program for low-income riders of New York City’s public transportation system.

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Each year, Andy is a featured speaker at major industry events, gives dozens of presentations to industry groups and companies, and is widely quoted in the graphic arts trade press. He is the principal author of such major association studies as the State of the Industry Report, Capital Investment Study, Digital Services Study, Workflow Study, and Printing Industry Profile, as well as the Printing Business Conditions newsletter, now in its 14th year, and the landmark Long-Run Growth Leaders™ series.

His insightful presentations are often cited as the best-attended and most highly praised sessions at events large and small, and he has been invited back year after year as a featured speaker by companies from all segments of the industry.


  • “I have known Andy for years and have had the privilege of working directly with him. His research methodologies and innate sense of what to research result in an invaluable service to the entire print and graphic communications industry. Andy is able to digest and distill his findings about economic matters into key messages in a way that is both interesting and readily understandable. I strongly recommend Andy and his work to all.”

―Janet Treer, President, The Treer Group, LLC

To book Andy to speak at your next event please contact:

Jenifer Root

Leslie Karhoff