December 1, 2004 -- Networked Graphic Production(tm) (NGP(tm)) Partners are proud to announce the new steering committee for NGP, with representation from many industry leading firms. Initiated at the second annual meeting for NGP Partners held at Graph Expo 2004, the new steering committee is comprised of 10 NGP Partners, exemplifying the group's increasing strength as the leading cross-vendor initiative.
"NGP has reached the next level of industry involvement. The number of different organizations now represented on the forum committees is proof that NGP is a true industry initiative," said Tim Daisy, NGP Chairman. "The ultimate winner here is the end user, the printer who sees their personal business partners and vendors represented and bringing him greater value."
The new NGP Steering Committee comprises:
-- NGP Chairman: Tim Daisy, Strategic Initiative Manager, NGP, Creo;
-- Membership Committee Chair: Christian Cerfontaine, Director of Marketing, MAN Roland;
-- Digital Print Chair: Guy Hilton, Marketing Manager, Print On-Demand, Creo ;
-- Digital Print Co-Chair: Dan Bell, Workflow Systems Architect, Xerox;
-- Marketing Chair: Mark Wilton, Marketing Manager, Creo;
-- Marketing Co-Chair: Nardy Rooks, Communications Manager, DiMS! organizing print;
-- Implementation Forum Chair: Bob Bierwagen, Business Development Manager, Creo;
-- MIS/Production Implementation Chair: Henny van Esch, Managing Director, Optichrome;
-- MIS/Production Implementation Co-Chair: Mark Anderson, President, Hiflex Corp.;
-- Press Chair: Hal Stratton, Manager, Graphic/Training Centre, MAN Roland;
-- Press Implementation Co-Chair: Bernd Patzelt, Project Manager, KBA;
-- Creative and Prepress Chair: Wendy Moore, Product Manager, Creo;
-- Finishing Chair: Markus Schluep, Project Manager, Corporate Engineering, Muller-Martini;
-- Finishing Co-Chair: Klaus Stocklossa, Manager, Electronic Development, MBO.
New Digital Print Forum...
A new Digital Print Forum in NGP has been created to deliver the value of integrated solutions to digital printing. This new forum provides the opportunity for additional digital printing vendors to participate in the Networked Graphic Production initiative. The forum will address the evolving needs of commercial printers looking to integrate their offset workflows with their digital printing operations, and provide more flexible, cross-vendor solutions. As well, digital printing vendors will be able to further integrate digital printing operations with other prepress systems, adding value to digital printers' investments in the future.
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