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PIA/GATF Promotes Remaley to Senior Technical Consultant

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Pittsburgh, PA, February 22, 2007 -- PIA/GATF announced that Daniel Remaley has been promoted to senior technical consultant. Remaley has been a member of the organization’s technical consulting staff for several years. Remaley specializes in process controls—the measurement of production standards to maintain a level of acceptable tolerances in the print manufacturing process. He helps printers install systems to minimize variation in proofs, plates, and presswork, with the goal of more consistent color and less waste. He is also an industry pioneer in the use of gray balance to maintain consistent color on press, a principle since adopted in new guidelines for commercial lithography. “Dan is the industry’s most passionate advocate for using process controls, and he has been helping companies improve their proof-to-press match since joining PIA/GATF,” said Kenneth Rizzo, director of consulting. “In his new position, he'll also be conducting technical plant assessments.” As a popular seminar speaker, Remaley has shared his message about best practices in color reproduction to hundreds across the country. Since 2003 he has also been the workshop leader of PIA/GATF's popular workshop, Process Controls Boot Camp. Prior to joining the consulting team, Remaley was PIA/GATF's process controls manager. He produced, marketed, and supported customers using the organization’s quality control devices, including plate control targets, press color bars, press test forms, and light indicators. A 35-year industry veteran, he also worked as a color stripper, proofer, platemaker, and press operator, before serving as a production manager and plant manager for a color trade house. He joined PIA/GATF in 1996. Remaley is one of six full-time consultants at PIA/GATF, which has been providing production, management, and strategic consulting since the 1980s. Its consulting assignments range from helping member companies optimize prepress workflow and reduce makeready time to obtaining air permits and assisting with business acquisitions. Additional information on PIA/GATF Consulting Services is available at www.gain.net or by calling Susan Kozak at 1-800-910-4283 ext. 796.