Edina, MN—February 7, 2007 -- IPA has elected Bob Childs, COO of Digital Color Image, Pennsauken, New Jersey, to serve as chairman of the Board of the industry’s leading association for premedia and graphic solutions providers. The following officers were also elected: 1st vice chair, Gail Ludewig, president/ CEO, TotalWorks, Chicago; 2nd vice chair, Chip Harding, vice president/COO, Harper House, Dallas. David Schawk, Schawk, Inc., Des Plaines, Illinois, is past chairman. Roni Buczynski, managing director, Vertis, North Haven , Connecticut, serves as IPA treasurer; and Kent Hatterick, Beck: Premedia Workflow Compression, Atlanta, Georgia, is secretary.
New members elected to the IPA Board of Directors are: Larry Leto, president, North American Color, Portage, Michigan; Bill Hufstader, president, Graphic Systems Group, New York; Al Bowers, general manager, Banta Digital, Menasha, Wisconsin; Marriott Winchester, senior vice president sales & marketing, Southern Graphic Systems, Louisville, Kentucky; and Charles Blanchard, president/CEO, Blanchard Systems, New Orleans.
They join the following members on the IPA Board: Cindy Calvert-Copeland, president, Graphics Universal, Tulsa, Oklahoma; Gary Stafford, president & COO, Lazer Inc., Rochester, New York; Murray Todd, president, Total Graphics, Burnaby, British Columbia; Tony Myrie, general manager, premedia, RR Donnelley, Seattle, Washington; Brent Moncrief, president/CEO, Capps Digital, Chicago; Steve Olberding, president, Phototype, Cincinnati, Ohio; Jimmy Carman, senior vice president/general manager, Hudson Yards, Nashville, Tennessee; Alayne Jurgens, CEO, c3 Premedia Solutions, Dallas, Texas; Abhay Sharma, chair, Graphic Communications, Ryerson University, Toronto; Dan Stillwell, CEO, LAgraphico, Burbank, California; Joe Demharter, president, Pitman Company, Totowa, New Jersey; Kathy McHugh, vice president, U.S. & Canada marketing, Kodak, Norwalk, Connecticut; Larry Warter, director, new business development, Fujifilm Graphic Systems U.S.A., Hanover, Illinois.
Steve Bonoff, IPA president, comments, "We are lucky to have such an active and forward looking Board of Directors. They have directed our staff to place the utmost importance this year on assisting members in achieving increased levels of efficiency in their graphics workflow as well as in their transition to a solutions-based, consultative selling organization. It's going to be an exciting year at IPA!"
According to Bob Childs, Board Chair, "IPA has a long standing history of industry leadership and we're confident our initiatives for 2007 and beyond will keep us at the forefront of the rapidly changing landscape. We look forward to continuing to serve the needs of our members, partners and the graphics community."
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