May 27, 2003 - Rochester, NY - The Technical Association of the Graphic Arts announces the results of its 2003 officer elections. Results were first announced on April 8, 2003, at TAGA's annual awards banquet at its annual technical conference in Montreal (PQ), Canada. Several new officers and directors were named as well as two second-term elections of current directors.
Dr.William Ray of Group InfoTech was elected as TAGA's new President.
Dr.Richard Goodman of Kodak Polychrome Graphics has been named the TAGA Executive Vice President.
Dr. Anthony Stanton of Carnegie Mellon University has been appointed Vice President of Technical Papers. Stanton will be responsible for the selection of papers presented at TAGA's conferences and for the overall agenda of the TAGA annual conference.
Dr. Tim Claypole of the University of Wales at Swansea has been named TAGA's Secretary-Treasurer, and Dr. Sam Ingram of Clemson University continues as TAGA's Vice President of Membership/Publicity.
Dr. Anne Blayo of EFPG (France) and William Esler of Graphic Communications World were newly elected as TAGA board directors.
Dr. Ed Granger of Ontario Beach Systems, Helene Juhola of VTT Information Technology (Finland), and Björn Kruse of Linköping University (Sweden) were re-elected to second terms as TAGA board directors. Claypole's appointment to a TAGA board officer's position created a vacancy on TAGA's board of directors, and TAGA's executive board named Eric Neumann of Fuji Photo Film USA to fill that vacancy.
"I find the new composition of the TAGA Board to be exciting," said President-Elect Bill Ray. "The new Board includes both several younger R&D leaders and an international diversity that reflects TAGA's strength and growth. The current recession has presented a challenge to all associations. TAGA is healthy ... our annual conference grew by 30% at a time when most conferences and meetings have seen dramatic reductions in attendance. I look forward to seeing what this new Board can do with TAGA's assets and what new ideas they they'll put into action."
Two board members will be leaving, including Dr. Richard Holub of IMAGICOLOR and John Werner of Green Sheet Communications. In addition to the newly elected directors, Leigh Kimmelman of Group InfoTech, Dr. Bernard Pineaux of EFPG (France), Charles Gehman of Printcafe, Paula Gurnee of Ink Systems, Stig Nordqvist of the Swedish Newspaper Publishers' Association, and David Romano of Agfa continue to serve. Dr. Bruce Blom of MeadWestvaco moves to the Immediate Past President position to serve on the board for the next two year's as Nominating Committee Chair.
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