Palatine, IL (August 22, 2004) – Venture10, a leading business services company in the graphic arts community, today announced that Laura Gale has joined the company as a partner.
Laura’s initial focus is with Venture10’s Merger & Acquisition Services as well as its sales management and operations services. Laura has more than 20 years of experience in the printing and publishing sectors. “Laura’s sales background and technical skills bring further depth to Venture10. Our clients will benefit from the complementary strengths Laura adds to our team,” said David Lemaster, President of Venture10.
Previously, Laura was Senior Vice President and led the national sales organization for Prinexus, a company offering single source, end-to-end print, online and electronic marketing communications services. Before joining Prinexus, Laura was Vice President, Production Technology in the Global Production and Manufacturing Group of International Thomson Publishing, a division of the $7+ billion Thomson Corporation. She was responsible for developing strategic plans and defining practical applications for production and manufacturing technologies across all ITP companies worldwide.
Laura’s background includes roles in breakthrough production events in printing: in 1984 at U.S.News & World Report magazine, she was a member of the team that scanned and transmitted the industry’s first four-color images via satellite. While at R.R. Donnelley in 1991, Laura led the production and R&D teams that produced the first four-color telephone directories in the world. In 1995 while at Rand McNally, Laura led the team that produced the first four-color books ever printed using thermal computer-to-plate technology.
In 2003, Laura received the prestigious Luminaire Award from Women in Production in New York. In 1999, Laura was inducted into the Production Executive’s Hall of Fame, and received the Graphic Arts Technical Foundation’s Naomi Berber Memorial Award, which is given to a woman who has made a major contribution to the development of the graphic communications industries. In 2001, she was inducted into the Research & Engineering Council's Nonpareil Society.
Laura is co-authoring a two-book series on Cross-Media Publishing that is being published internationally by NAPL, the National Association for Print Leadership. The books have a publication date of Fall, 2004. Laura is immediate past president of the Research & Engineering Council of the Graphic Arts, is active on the board of the Graphic Arts Technical Foundation, and is on the advisory board for the School of Graphic Communication Management at New York University. Laura earned her bachelor of science and master of arts degrees at the University of Illinois.
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