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Hal Hinderliter Named Director Of The Institute For Graphics And Imaging

Thursday, March 29, 2007

Press release from the issuing company

March 22, 2007, Pewaukee, Wisconsin – Niall Power, President and CEO of the Printing Industries of Wisconsin, has announced the appointment of Hal Hinderliter as the first director of the new Institute for Graphics and Imaging (IGI). Housed in the just-completed $3.5 million Harry V. Quadracci Printing Education and Technology Center, the Institute for Graphics and Imaging is a non-profit 501c3 organization dedicated to the advancement of the printing and publishing industries through the development of public workshops, custom training programs and applied research. The Printing Industries of Wisconsin played an active role in coordinating regional efforts to create the new technology center on the campus of the Waukesha County Technical College in Pewaukee, combining donations from private individuals and businesses with public funding. "After an extensive search, we are happy to announce that Hal Hinderliter is our choice to launch the Institute for Graphics and Imaging" said PIW’s Power. "Hal’s industry background and his experience with developing and delivering graphic arts training programs are exactly the combination of talents we need to lead this effort." The recruitment process to select the new IGI Director was overseen by Timothy J. Burton, President of Burton and Mayer Inc., a leading commercial printing company in Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin. Burton serves as chairman of the board for the Institute for Graphics and Imaging, and is a board member for the Printing Industries of Wisconsin as well as a past board member of PIA/GATF. “The selection of Hal Hinderliter to direct the new Institute for Graphics and Imaging was an easy decision,” noted Burton. “His previous experience developing and implementing training programs at both Cal Poly and GATF gives us great confidence that IGI will become a leading resource for printers and industry vendors.” Known as a prolific author, Hinderliter is the Contributing Workflow Editor for the trade magazine Graphic Arts Monthly and the author of more than 100 published magazine articles and three textbooks. In his former role as director of the Graphic Communication Institute at Cal Poly State University, he created training programs for numerous industry clients and managed a series of public workshops. A popular speaker on prepress and workflow topics, Hinderliter has delivered seminars at numerous tradeshows including MacWorld, Graph Expo/PRINT, Seybold, FOLIO, Gutenberg and COMDEX. He was also the first director of the Center for Imaging Excellence at the Graphic Arts Technical Foundation (now PIA/GATF) and serves on the Advisory Board to the National Council on Skills Standards in Graphic Communications. The growth of advanced technology throughout the printing industry has lead to a shortage of skilled workers and knowledgeable managers; the Institute for Graphics and Imaging will facilitate the transition to these new hi-tech methods of production throughout the Midwestern printing cluster, encompassing Chicago, Milwaukee, Green Bay, Menomonee Falls, Madison and other manufacturing centers. Boasting a just-completed 23,600 square foot facility (the Harry V. Quadracci Printing Education and Technology Center) with three lecture halls, computer graphics and color measurement labs, a demo center for the latest printing and finishing technologies plus all the amenities required to host public workshops, the Institute for Graphics and Imaging is poised to become the nation’s leading center for adult workforce education on print technologies. Workshops are tentatively scheduled to begin in late summer 2007, details will be available soon at the Institute’s website: http://www.igi.org




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