Mike Chiricuzio Accepts Appointment to Arizona State University
Press release from the issuing company
September 1, 2004 – Mesa, AZ -- Blue Moon Solutions announced today that Blue Moon Solutions President Mike Chiricuzio has been appointed as the Director of Graphic Information Solutions at Arizona State University effective immediately. The GIS is a newly created entity at ASU, intended to provide a contextual learning environment for University Graphic Information Production.
“I am proud and honored to be part of this new program,” said Chiricuzio, adding “this is a great opportunity to work with the Graphic Communications Program while benefiting the University as a whole.” Mike will be working closely with Dr. Thomas Schildgen, Chair of Information Management Technology at ASU.
The mission of the Graphic Information Solutions (GIS) is to provide educational experiences to students in a production laboratory that produces functional and innovative graphic products for the Arizona State University community in a timely manner and at commercial quality standards. The laboratory will also serve as a resource to equipment and software manufacturers to develop their products and train students and others with state of the art products.
The Graphic Information Solutions (GIS) represents an educational enterprise that incorporates faculty, academic professionals, and classified staff in the Department of Information and Management Technology. The scope of activity in the GIS represents the diverse cross media of graphics found in the industry today. Incorporating trade customs and common industry practices, the GIS will offer the Arizona State University community a broad array of graphic services. Full-time and part-time personnel will be hired to facilitate the day to day business activities, while faculty and students will participate in selected activities.
The GIS is a captive in-plant operation dedicated to the graphic needs of Arizona State University. It is not the design or intent of the GIS to compete with the commercial printing industry in Arizona for work that is not internal to Arizona State University or any related State of Arizona agency. The goal of the GIS is to foster strong working and collaborative efforts with the commercial graphics industry in Arizona.
The desire to work with industry manufacturers to bring the newest products and technology into the GIS will allow for technology transfer and training for the local industry. Manufacturers that place equipment for use in the GIS will have the ability to schedule use of that technology for training and demonstrations to local industry. Chiricuzio noted “I have already received strong indications of support from the community and from equipment manufacturers who are anxious to be part of our endeavors.” Chiricuzio will also continue his work in consulting and training.
Mike Chiricuzio is a well-known crusader and proponent of color digital printing. His background, which includes 20 years in commercial offset printing followed by 8 years as a pioneer and leader in the emerging color digital printing industry, prepared him for his current role as consultant, advisor & educator. Mike's experience, combined with his unique style and approach, puts him in demand for consulting opportunities nationwide. He is a frequent speaker at industry related conferences and events and a contributing columnist to several industry printed and online publications.
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