William C. Lamparter died on March 8, 2017. He was born in Brooklyn, NY, on July 13, 1929 to the late William C. Lamparter, Sr. and Nadine Lamparter. He grew up on Long Island, NY, received a Bachelor in Science degree in Science and Education from Springfield College (Massachusetts) and a Master in Journalism from Boston University.
Mr. Lamparter was the President and Principal of the PrintCom Consulting Group headquartered in Charlotte. He was recognized worldwide as a printing and publishing industry analyst and consultant with a reputation as a practical futurist and a track record of correct early identification of technical and market trends.
Mr. Lamparter was an industry veteran who held printing production positions and operated printing plants for General Electric; conducted pioneering research and participated in the development of new imaging technology (including Xerography) at the Battelle Research Institute in Columbus, OH; served in senior management positions with the Graphic Systems Division of Rockwell International; commercialized ink jet imaging technology for a division of the Mead Corporation which is now Kodak Digital Printing Solutions; served as chief staff executive and president of the National Association of Printing Leadership and spent the past 35 years as an industry analyst and consultant with a worldwide clientele.
He was active in many printing industry associations including the Printing Industries of the Carolinas where he served on the Associates Committee. He was published widely in the worldwide graphic arts trade press and is listed in Who's Who in America. Mr. Lamparter was the recipient of numerous printing industry awards and was known internationally as an author and lecturer on the graphic arts. Mr. Lamparter is the originator of the Must See ‘ems technology and product recognition program, which he conducted annually for the Graphic Arts Show Company from 1999 through 2011 as a part of the Print and Graph Expo trade shows.
Mr. Lamparter is survived by his wife of 61 years, Ann Martyn Lamparter, daughter Ellen and her husband Philip Everett, daughter Susan, son David and his wife Sharon, granddaughter Heather and her husband, David Collins, and grandson Nicholas.
A private burial service will be held in the Providence Presbyterian Church Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Mr. Lamparter’s name to Hospice and Palliative Care, Charlotte Region, or Collie Rescue of the Carolinas (www.collierescue.net).