The 2002 Roland Zavanda Standards Award, "The Rollie," presented by the Committee for Graphic Arts Technologies Standards (CGATS), will be awarded to Martin Bailey, Senior Technical Consultant at Global Graphics Software. The award will be presented in February at the Digital Distribution of Advertising for Publications (DDAP) annual conference in New York.
The Rollie Award recognizes the significant contribution of an individual toward the development of U.S. graphic arts standards through active participation in accredited standards activities. The award is named after Roland Zavada in recognition of his longstanding commitment and effort on behalf of graphic arts standards development. This is the ninth time that The Rollie has been awarded since its inception in 1994.
Bailey began his career in the graphic arts market at Miles 33 where he became senior programmer for pagination systems. From there he moved on to become software manager at a financial typesetting company in London, England. As that company grew into selling to and serving the desktop publishing market, Bailey became bureau manager, technical director and finally R&D director. After a short period as consultant and production manager for a small desk top publishing service provider in Aberdeen, Scotland, he joined what was then Harlequin, now Global Graphics Software in early 1993 in the technical support group. Since then he's held a variety of positions in the company, including support manager, product manager and developer, on his way to becoming senior technical consultant.
In all, he has about 16 yearsof experience building, using, supporting and improving products for the electronic publishing and graphic arts industries.
Bailey helps to specify and design many aspects of Global Graphics Software's Harlequin family of Raster Image Processors products and, increasingly, Jaws products. Additionally, he provides consulting services to Global's OEM partners to assist them in building solutions.
Alongside those roles he's active in a number of standards organizations, both accredited and non-accredited. His involvement in standards work began when he became technical advisor to Global Graphics' primary CGATS representative working on the PDF/X standards. He now chairs CGATS SC6 and task force one within it, and also ISO TC130/WG2/TF2; both of these task forces are developing aspects of PDF/X.
He is also involved in other standards work related to variable data printing. Outside the formally accredited standards arena he is CEO of the CIP4 association, working on JDF (the Job Definition Format). In 2000 he was awarded the Joseph L. Pedone Founders Award by the DDAP association in recognition of his outstanding contribution to "Open Process Integration through Accredited Standards." He speaks at a variety of conferences, often on issues related to standards.
Rollie Award nominees must meet one or more of the following criteria:
- Active participation on an accredited standard committee(s) for more than three years, leading to the approval of graphic arts and/or printing and publishing related standards.
- Promotion or visible support of the need for standards development.
- Leadership in the development of standards for the graphic arts and/or printing and publishing.
- Significant technical and/or administrative support to an accredited standards committee.
Information about the Roland Zavada Standards Award, CGATS and other standards development activities can be obtained by contacting the CGATS Secretariat, 1899 Preston White Drive, Reston, Virginia 20191-4367, telephone 703/264-7200, fax 703/620-0994, e-mail [email protected]
or on the World Wide Web at
http://www.npes.org/standards/workroom.html. NPES serves as Secretariat to CGATS.