Hal Stratton appointed Director of New Technologies at MAN Roland Inc.
Press release from the issuing company
Westmont, Illinois — Hal Stratton is moving up to the new position of Director of New Technologies at MAN Roland Inc., after serving for the last four years as Manager of the company’s Technology Center here.
Stratton’s new mission is to accelerate the use of Computer Integrated Manufacturing (CIM) in the graphic arts. His activities will include conducting seminars and facility analyses to show printers how CIM systems can make them more productive and profitable.
As Director of New Technologies, Stratton will be MAN Roland Inc.’s chief liaison with other manufacturers and suppliers that are pursuing CIM initiatives, as well as with industry organizations that promote new technologies. He will also represent MAN Roland at conferences on CIM.
The holder of an AAS in Offset Lithography from Triton College / River Grove, IL and a BS in Management from Olivet Nazarene University / Bourbonnais, IL. Stratton began his graphic arts career as a typesetter and made the transition to desktop publishing and the digital workflow. Fully 15 of his 25 years in the business have been in production environments, including at printing facilities and a service bureau. Since leaving the production environment, Stratton worked in sales support, product demonstration and training for London Litho and then Creo.
He joined MAN Roland in the summer of 1998 as Prepress Applications Manager of the company’s Technology Center. He was promoted three years later to head the tech center, which is the centerpiece of MAN Roland’s training and demonstration programs in North America and is a CIMcity integration showcase.
Over the last three years, Hal has been involved with presenting the topic of CIM in Print and JDF integration to audiences throughout North America.
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