(November 06, 2008) Chicago - Dscoop (Digital Solutions Cooperative) announced the addition of two new members to its board of directors. Newly elected members, whose two-year terms began Nov. 1, 2008, are:
- R. Craig Curran, Nosco, Waukegan, Ill.
- Mark Sarpa, Progressive Solutions, Santa Clara, Calif.
"We are both pleased and very fortunate to have Craig and Mark join our team," said Christopher Petro, 2009 Dscoop chairman of the board. "Both of them have proven to have the knowledge and insight necessary to lead our organization to new levels of success."
"Dscoop plays a prominent role in the digital print arena and exemplifies the amazing synergies that can occur in a community where progressive-minded digital print service providers and their vendor partners collaborate," said Francis McMahon, Dscoop board member and director of marketing, U.S. Graphic Arts Organization, HP. "Craig and Mark will continue the momentum that is making Dscoop a bigger and better forum for capturing business success."
In addition to the two new board members, Dscoop has also named two individuals to advisory board positions:
- Rod Key, R and R Images, Phoenix, Ariz.
- Rob Seaver, TAG Marketing & Recruiting, Franklin, Tenn.
Continuing Dscoop board members are:
- Christopher Petro, GlobalSoft Digital Solutions, Mahwah, N.J.
- Todd Kalagher, Finlay, Bloomfield, Conn.
- Larry Vaughn, Ideal Printers, Houston, Texas
- Susan Moore, Digital Printing & Imaging Inc., Kennesaw, Ga.
- David Smith, Dynamic Print Solution, Columbus, Ga.
- David Leshem, HP, Rehovot, Israel
- Francis McMahon, HP, Boise, Idaho
About the Incoming Board Members
R. Craig Curran, general manager of strategic initiatives at Nosco, provides sales and operational leadership for business development in strategic initiatives. Curran oversees major national accounts such as Abbott and Hospira, as well as Nosco Customer Service. Before joining Nosco, Curran held sales and marketing and operational positions for package printing companies such as CCL, Epsen Hillmer Graphics and Smyth Companies. Curran has more than 25 years of packaging experience, and he is a noted author on a variety of package printing topics.
Mark Sarpa, president of Progressive Solutions, teamed with Scott Feldman to form the company just a few years after earning an MBA. Sarpa directs sales and system development, and he is also one of the co-creators of the Frecklebox.com line of personalized children's books. Additionally, Sarpa has served on the Dscoop Business Committee and participated in the highly successful 2008 Corazon Project.
Rod Key is president and CEO of R and R Images. Originally from England, Key moved to the U.S. when he was 15. He started in commercial photography and became a pioneer in digital photography. In 1988, Key founded R and R Images and over the years has grown the marketing company to include photography, creative services and print solutions divisions. Key is the conference chairman for Dscoop4, Feb. 19-21, 2009 in Orlando, Fla.
Rob Seaver, vice president of business development for TAG Marketing & Recruiting, has been involved in the graphic arts and mail production community for more than 15 years. He has been instrumental in TAG's multi-year recognition by Inc. Magazine as one of the 5,000 fastest growing companies in the U.S., achieving over 150 percent growth each year. Seaver's cutting-edge work assisting the home health care industry has been featured in several trade publications and case studies. Seaver also serves as the sales chairman for Dscoop4.
Dscoop Honors Outgoing Board Members
Dscoop's officers and members are grateful for the leadership of those stepping down from the board of directors. Their vision and commitment since Dscoop's inception in 2005 have established the high standards and precedents that the Cooperative now uses as a foundation for continued growth. Retiring board members are:
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