RIT alumnus brings more than three decades of industry experience to new position
Rochester Institute of Technology's College of Imaging Arts and Sciences has named print industry veteran Chris Bondy to the Gannett Distinguished Professorship and appointed him as interim administrative chair of RIT's School of Print Media.
Bondy most recently served as principal at Quest Consulting Solutions. In addition, he acted as group director of cross-media workflow solutions at InfoTrends, where he worked with technology vendors, print/marketing service providers and enterprise marketing executives on strategy and technology implementation planning.
"Chris brings more than 30 years of relevant and practical background to our leadership team," says Lorraine Justice, dean of RIT's College of Imaging Arts and Sciences. "He will be instrumental in reshaping programs for students and industry partners alike with his focus in cross-media graphic communications."
"The graphic communications industry is in major transition," explains Bondy. "Consumers and knowledge workers have modified the way that they communicate and our industry must respond to the change. I am excited to work with industry partners to equip the next generation of graphic communications professionals to drive the required transformation in our industry. RIT is the perfect place to lead this transformational effort."
During his decades of industry experience, Bondy's focus has included strategy implementation, business development, product planning, process reengineering and sales/marketing. Commercial printing enterprises, publishing and in-plant printing companies, and manufacturers of graphic arts and marketing communication products and services have all benefited from his expertise.
Bondy has held several other leadership positions over his career including chief technology officer for Direct Mail Holdings, where he conceptualized and launched several next-generation Web-services solutions for consumer photo memory products and digital asset management. He also standardized all information technology applications across the company by driving common use of key software solutions.
Bondy graduated from RIT in 2007 with a master's degree in new product development. He also studied graphic design and mass communications at Ambassador College and received his bachelor's degree in interdisciplinary studies at New York Institute of Technology with a concentration in business marketing, behavioral science and graphic design.