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R&E Council Names Speakers, Subjects for Graph Expo Critical Trends Breakfast

Monday, August 26, 2002

Press release from the issuing company

White Stone, VA, August 26, 2002--The Research & Engineering Council of the Graphic Arts Industry has named guest speakers and subjects to be featured at its 2002 Critical Trends Breakfast at Graph Expo 2002. Attendees at the breakfast will hear the following subjects and speakers: Prepublishing and Workflow Trends--Mark Evans, Director of Technical Applications, priNexus. Digital Color Proofing - Nicholas J. Patrissi--Director of Market Relations and Print Media, Creo Americas. Digital Smart Factory--Charles R. Gehman, Industry Consultant. Plate and Digital Platemaking Technologies--Steve Musselman, Senior Worldwide Business Development Manager, Agfa Corporation. Digital Presses and Imaging--Dennis E. Mason, President, Mason Consulting Inc. Sheetfed Presses and Auxiliaries--C. Clint Bolte, President, C. Clint Bolte & Associates. Web Presses and Auxiliaries--Robert Erbstein, Principal, Graphic Transitions LLC. Bindery Integration and Automation--John E. Prim, President, Prim Hall Enterprises. Converting Trends and Issues--Christopher Raney, Vice President of Folding Carton Products, Bobst Group. Executive Outlook MustSee‚Ems--William C. Lamparter, President, PrintCom Consulting Group. The 2002 R&E Council Critical Trends Breakfast at Graph Expo will be chaired by Robert G. Whitton, Jr., industry consultant and R&E Council steering committee member. Admittance to the breakfast, to be held at 7:30am on Monday, October 7, 2002, at the Hyatt Regency McCormick Place, adjacent to the GraphExpo exhibition hall, is $45 per person. The R&E Council will donate 50 percent of profits from the breakfast to the Print and Graphics Scholarship Foundation Campaign for the 21st Century. Discussing the forthcoming breakfast, R&E Council managing director Ronald L. Mihills said: “The R&E Council Critical Trends Breakfasts at Graph Expo and PRINT shows are consistent high points for busy attendees. At the breakfast, executives hear knowledgeable and objective members of the R&E Council summarize the most important products and trends at the show, thus making their trade show experience more efficient and effective. Each year, nearly 400 attendees make this a mandatory item in their itinerary.” The Research & Engineering Council of the Graphic Arts Industry is dedicated to the education of printing industry personnel in the latest technologies and productivity improvement methods. The Council conducts seminars at which publishers, printers, educators, consultants and suppliers meet to share information and learn about leading edge technologies affecting the graphic arts industry. At three annual seminars--Pressroom, Bindery, and Digital Smart Factory--the latest technologies are reviewed in the context of actual print production. The Council also holds technology breakfasts at key industry trade shows, and an annual meeting highlighting critical trends in the graphic arts industry. Information regarding membership and seminars is available from the Council at 804-436-9922, at recouncil@rivnet.net, or at www.recouncil.org.




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