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CIP4 Announces Advisory Board and Board of Directors Election Results

Thursday, October 14, 2004

Press release from the issuing company

Chicago, IL (October 13, 2004) At their annual meeting October 11, 2004 in Chicago, the International Cooperation for the Integration of Processes in Prepress, Press and Postpress (CIP4) announced the election of a distinguished international group of industry leaders to its Advisory Board and Board of Directors. Together, these individuals will help steer the future path of the CIP4 Organization. In the coming year, the Advisory Board will be focusing on extending JDF to cover broader areas of interoperability and providing improved education and communication for printers, prepress services, and other users of JDF-enabled process automation solutions. The Advisory Board is the highest authority in CIP4 and shapes the organization's direction and agenda. It is made up of one representative of each Partner Member, seven representatives of the Full Members, and three representatives of the Associate Members. The newly elected members of the CIP4 Advisory Board are: * Martin Bailey (Global Graphics Software) * Tim Daisy (Networked Graphic Production Partners) * Stephan Jaeggi (PrePress Consulting) * Pat McGrew (Pitney Bowes) * Matthew Outram (Fujifilm Electronic Imaging) * John Sweeney (Integrated Color Solutions, Inc.) * Jacques Thiebauld (Dalim Software) * Henny van Esch (Optimus) * David Watson (Ultimate Technographics Inc.) * Jürgen Schönhut (Fraunhofer IGD) One of the final tasks of the outgoing Advisory Board was the appointment of the CIP4 Board of Directors, the day-to-day executive group within CIP4. The Advisory Board reaffirmed their confidence in the incumbent Board of Directors by selecting them to serve for another two-year term. Board members include: * Martin Bailey, Chief Executive Officer (Global Graphics Software) * Margaret Motamed, Marketing Officer (EFI) * Christian Anschütz, Membership Officer (Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG) * Rainer Prosi, Technical Officer (Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG) These Directors join Marc van Vught of Screen (Finance Officer), who was appointed in May this year and James E. Harvey, who continues in the capacity of Executive Director. "With this year's release of many JDF-enabled products and services, the print communications industry is experiencing a new level of workflow integration," said Martin Bailey, CIP4 CEO. "This interoperability was demonstrated earlier this year at drupa 2004 and again this month at the JDF Pavilion at GRAPH EXPO(r) and CONVERTING EXPO(r) in Chicago. During the coming months, CIP4 will continue to work on its interoperability goals including ICS (Interoperability Conformance Specifications) documents and the new ICS certification program (in coordination with GATF) as well as continuing to host "CIP4 Interops" where developers can come together to test product pairings and pursue the development of open standards in a open, cooperative environment." The newly elected members of the CIP4 Advisory Board will join the 14 partner members: * Claudia Alimpich (IBM) * Paltiel Barak (Creo) * Jörg Bauer (Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG) * Nelson Bright (Xerox) * Jan De Clippeleer (Agfa) * Tim Donahue (NexPress Solutions, Inc.) * Thomas Fischer-Radtke (Koenig & Bauer AG) * Gerard Gibney (Quark Inc.) * Uwe Lindner (Adobe) * Mark Olin (EFI) * Heiner Schilling (MAN Roland) * Markus Schluep (Müller Martini) * Albert Such (Hewlett-Packard) * representative to be named (Syskoplan Consulting)




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