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Bohan Named PIA/GATF Director of Research and Integrated Technology

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Pittsburgh, PA  (June 10, 2005)—Printing Industries of America/Graphic Arts Technical Foundation announces the appointment of Mark Bohan, PhD, to Director of Research and Integrated Technology.  Dr. Bohan, previously the Director of Integrated Technology, will now assume responsibility for the Research Department in addition to his current duties.  Dr. Bohan joined PIA/GATF in August 2004.  He previously held positions at the School of Engineering at the University of Wales Swansea. He served as a lecturer and was the research manager of the Welsh Centre for Printing and Coating.  Dr. Bohan continues to be active in an extensive range of printing, paper and coating research with a particular focus on transfer mechanisms.  Published extensively throughout the world, Dr. Bohan presented two papers and gave a tutorial at the annual TAGA Conference in April 2005.  His focus for PIA/GATF has been JDF certification along with a multi-vendor web offset research project. Preliminary results of the research project were presented at Tech Alert in February 2005 and in a publication at the 53rd Annual WOA Management & Technical Conference for Web Offset Printers in May 2005.  “The recruitment of Dr. Bohan was quite fortunate, as his efforts to date attest,” says Michael Makin, President and CEO of PIA/GATF.  “I am confident that Dr. Bohan will bring a renewed level of technical integrity, professionalism, and enthusiasm to PIA/GATF’s research efforts.”

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