Inkjet Conference 2022

May 4-5, 2022

The Florida Hotel & Conference

Orlando, Florida

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Speaker Biographies

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Dr. Rich Baker, President, Integrity Industrial Inkjet Integration, West Lebanon, New Hampshire

Dr. Rich Baker is President of Integrity Industrial Inkjet Integration, a company that designs and fabricates bespoke industrial inkjet print systems for end user production lines.  Integrity has built print systems for numerous companies. Systems range from printing onto individual flat products to contoured direct to shape surfaces to web-based products, and covers applications including, high speed labels, food decoration, functional electronics, pharmaceutical & biotech deposition, window fashions, displays & touch screens and industrial 3D manufacturing.  Integrity is printhead and ink agnostic, and integrates with technologies from all the major printhead and ink companies.

 

Prior to founding Integrity, Rich worked at FUJIFILM Dimatix for 14 years. As Director of Business Development at FUJIFILM Dimatix, he was responsible for fostering relationships between world leading ink companies, OEM systems integrators and end user customers, as well as founding and managing their Systems Integrations Group.

Before FUJIFILM Dimatix, Rich held the position of Chemical Products Manager at Markem-Image, where he was responsible for developing a wide variety of inkjet inks, including hot melt.

 

Rich has a PhD in Chemistry from the University of Massachusetts.

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Dr. Mark Bale, Founder & Director, DoDxAct, Hillsboro, Somerset, UK

After working many years for a leading ink company, Dr. Mark Bale founded DoDxAct Ltd, an inkjet technology consultancy in 2017. Based in Somerset UK, DoDxAct offers bespoke training and practical assistance in support for all aspects of inkjet R&D from ink formulation and manufacture through jetting & process integration to final application optimization. Working with start-ups to large companies with global reputations, his inkjet applications experience takes in production inkjet, wide-format graphics, labels & packaging, decorative surfaces, print-to-shape, electronics manufacturing, product coding, and 3D printing.

Dr. Bale earned his undergraduate degree and PhD in Physics from the University of Birmingham UK and is a published author of academic papers, patents, and online content on topics ranging from microfabrication, OELD devices to inkjet printing. 

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Jürgen Bender, Market Development Manager Coatings, Inks & Paper, Global Marketing, KRONOS International, Leverkusen, Germany

Mr. Bender is Global Market Development Manager for Coatings, Inks and Paper, Global Marketing for KRONOS International, Inc.

After his apprenticeship in 1985 as Paint Laboratory Technician at ICI Paints, Jürgen went on to study chemistry in Düsseldorf, where he passed his exam as a chemical engineer.  In 1991 he moved to KRONOS International, Inc. as Lab Manager for Paper & Fibres; then for Coatings & Inks until 2008. Juergen built up extensive experience in the Technical Service Centre of coatings & inks and for non-pigmentary products until 2015. He became European Sales Manager in charge of new TiO2 based products and then Global Product Manager in Marketing.

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Angus Condie, Director of Technology, Xaar, Cambridge, UK

Angus Condie has worked for Xaar for over 25 years and has been at the forefront of Xaar’s development of their ground-breaking industrial printhead products and placement in a range of printing industries. Currently as Director of Technology he leads the development of Xaar’s printhead technology: ensuring that it meets all of customer’s future needs and that Xaar stays at the forefront of driving the digital inkjet adoption.

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Kevin Coffey, CEO, ImageXpert, Nashua, New Hampshire

Mr. Coffey recently joined ImageXpert as CEO, to accelerate the next phase of company growth through team building, new product development, and expansion into new markets. Kevin is a seasoned operating executive, experienced in measurement technologies spanning mechanical, electrical, x-ray, and optical domains.

 

He is a graduate of MIT with degrees in Mechanical Engineering and Management.

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George Gibson, President, G2 Tech Acceleration, Fairport. New York

Mr. Gibson is President of G2 Tech Acceleration, a consultancy designed to assist companies: Find the right technology/Put the technology into the right offering/Get it out of the lab and into the world/Manage your portfolio.

Innovate or die! A shark that stops moving dies – so does a company that stops innovating. As the pace of globalization of commerce accelerates you have more competitors including ones that want to make you obsolete. Many of the brightest minds in your field don’t even work for you. How do you drive success?

There are four key imperatives:

  1. Pick the right technology.

  2. Put that tech in offerings that create huge value for your customers.

  3. Get those offerings out of the lab and into the market.

  4. Create and manage a portfolio of innovation programs

 

Our practice has developed based on years of experience at the pointy end of innovation. We can advance your thinking and implementation in these critical arenas. There are three technology areas in which we have developed special expertise: Digital printing, Additive manufacturing and Sensors & the IoT.                                                

 

Mr. Gibson spent over 25 years at Xerox, continually involved in bringing new technologies to technical maturity and to market. Prior to his career at Xerox, he ran the end-to-end consumables business for AM Graphics and was Manager, Toner Development for the Savin Corporation.

 

He holds a BA and MS in Chemistry from Binghamton University and an MBA from The Simon Graduate School of Business of the University of Rochester. He holds 60 US Patents, has published 20 articles in imaging, product development and decision theory and is a frequent lecturer in these domains.

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Craig Greenwood, Senior Sales Executive; OEM Printheads, Xerox, Wilsonville, Oregon

Craig Greenwood is the OEM Sales Manager for Xerox OEM Printheads, a division of Xerox.   For more than 20 years, Xerox has developed and manufactured state-of-the-art piezo inkjet technology in Wilsonville, Oregon. The commercial printing market’s rigorous requirements are what drive Xerox’ technology developments, specifically, requirements are for high throughput, high repeat ability and high durability. The unique printheads are now being successfully applied to commercial printing, label, packaging, 3D printing, textiles, direct-to-object printing, pattern etching and other industrial printing uses.

Craig joined XEROX in August 2019. Prior to joining XEROX, Craig Greenwood has served in sales management and business development for several companies including TIGER Coatings/TIGITAL, Quad Graphics, XYZprinting, and Ricoh.

 

He is a graduate of the University of Minnesota with a B/A degrees in Communication and History.

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Mark Hanley, President, I.T. Strategies, Hingham, Massachusetts

Mark Hanley founded I T Strategies in 1992 in Boston as a strategic consultancy specialized in industrial digital printing, inkjet technology and early market development practices. The company is based in Boston & Tokyo & operates on a private partnership basis. ITS is a confidential practice with no publishing function and is expert in technology and market analysis based on a wide factual knowledge base.

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Dr. Dan Harrison, Chief Technology Officer, Armor IIMAK, Amherst, New York

Dan joined IIMAK in 1998 as Vice President, Technical Operations and he assumed the post of Chief Technology Officer in 2020. During his tenure with IIMAK, Dan has led innovation breakthroughs in thermal transfer technology and holds more than fifty-five US patents in the field of digital printing and imaging.

 

Prior to joining IIMAK, Dan held an array of technical roles during his 16-year tenure with Kodak, pioneering innovation in the field of digital photographic thermal imaging.

 

Dan holds a PhD in polymer materials science from the University of Connecticut and an MBA from William E. Simon School of Business. Dan's current interests include digital printing of textiles and electronics.  

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Dr. Alan Hudd, Chairman, Alchemie Technology, Duxford, Cambridgeshire, UK

Dr Hudd is Chairman of Alchemie Technology Ltd. Alchemie supplies products and solutions for a wide range of digital dispensing applications ranging from industrial coatings to textiles. Prior to forming Alchemie Alan was the Founder and Managing Director of Xennia Technology, an industrial inkjet integrator, from 1996 to 2012. Alan has published multiple papers in the field of inkjet and holds a PhD research degree in Polymer Chemistry from Manchester University.

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Ken Hillier, North American Sales Manager, Meteor Inkjet, Sarasota, Florida

Ken is a veteran of the digital printing industry with more than 30 years of experience in graphic arts, digital pre-press, and industrial inkjet.

Founding RTI Global Inc. in 1994, Ken built a successful business offering integrated RIP and workflow solutions as well as thermal imaging systems, to the screen printing, flexographic, direct digital, and offset printing markets. In 2015, RTI was acquired by Global Graphics plc, the parent company of Meteor Inkjet Ltd. 

 

Ken now runs Meteor’s North American operation based in Sarasota, Florida.  Prior to RTI, Ken held various positions in sales and support for Océ and ECRM.

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Gordon Johnson, Strategic Alliance Manager, HP Specialty Printing & Technology Solutions, Leesburg, Florida

Gordon is a native of Leesburg, Florida whose professional career has included stints in Los Angeles, Chicago, Fort Lauderdale, and Orlando while working for three Fortune 500 companies – Tribune Company, Xerox Corporation and now HP as a Strategic Alliance Manager covering the Eastern Time Zone. Gordon’s professional experience has allowed him to advance through the ranks as both a Purchasing Manager and a Sales Manager. He says that this dual experience has served him well to build trust and consensus from executives on both sides of the desk. His efforts have been recognized throughout the years as he has earned several President’s Club and High Flyer’s awards and trips.

Gordon received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from Rollins College where he was also a member of the International Economics Honor Society. Through his commitment to service and various community organizations, he has been honored with many awards and citations for his time, service, and charitable giving. In his spare time, he is an award-winning photographer, a musician who enjoys composing and recording music and is a die-hard, long-suffering, Miami Dolphins fan.

He and his beautiful wife of 31 years, Beverly, have recently returned to Central Florida where they cherish the nearness of family and friends and love being back in the area where they first met on a blind date. Working for HP has been a lifelong dream and he could not be more excited to represent HP’s Thermal Inkjet Solutions and Systems to both OEMs and end-users looking to produce outstanding printed materials from an industry leader with over 38 years of experience and thousands of satisfied customers worldwide.

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Terence Kenneth, Founder & CEO, Ink Intelligence, Weston, Florida

Terence Kenneth is the Founder and CEO of Ink Intelligence LLC (www.inkintelligence.com). Ink Intelligence is a formulation company formed in 2009 to assist companies with digital Ink formulation development - specializing in aqueous, eco-solvent and UV curable ink formulations.

 

Ink Intelligence has formulated inks for packaging, textiles, displays and other functional applications. It is a company of formulating specialists, dedicated to the development of specialized ink technologies in more than a dozen countries around the world.

 

Terence began his career in the ink business in the U.K. in 1984 and is now based in Weston, Florida.

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Stephanie LeRette, Account Manager, FUJIFILM Dimatix, Lebanon , New Hampshire

Stephanie LeRette is an Account Manager at FUJIFILM Dimatix, Inc. and is responsible for sales in North America and Korea. She has worked at Dimatix for 8 years in both technical and commercial roles. Stephanie is passionate about helping her customers solve problems and successfully implement inkjet technology.

 

FUJIFILM Dimatix, Inc. is the world’s leading provider of inkjet printheads for commercial and industrial printing. The company's technology innovations and world-class fabrication processes enable high-performance, micro-precision printing and deposition of traditional and functional inks on all types of surfaces.

 

Stephanie holds a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from the University of New Hampshire.

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Tim Murphy, President, iJetColor by Printware, St. Paul, Minnesota

Mr. Murphy is President of Printware, LLC a leading manufacturer of the iJetColorTM inkjet printing system. A graduate of the University of St. Thomas with a degree in Quantitative Methods and Computer Science, Mr. Murphy helped develop the first high resolution PostScript RIP for laser and CtP products. He has practical experience implementing digital workflows as an application engineer and has helped thousands of print and mailing operations implement advanced variable data inkjet printing solutions.


A Certified Toast Master, Mr. Murphy has presented seminars to thousands of printers and is a requested speaker at numerous trade associations and industry events in his long tenured career with Printware. A central principle of Mr. Murphy’s presentations is a focus on using new digital print and inkjet technologies to achieve more profitable print and mailing operations.

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Gary L. Parish, President, HD Barcode, Indialantic, Florida

Mr. Parish’s first entry into security was as Bureau of Criminal Investigations Detective in Prince Georges County, Maryland. Entering the private sector in 1979, he created the first online validated vision system pharmaceutical label security in the United States. In 1981, he was the first to use laser scanners for on- line bar code verification in packaging, introducing 2D and Code 128 for packaging. In 1982, he developed the first vision system for verifying product authenticity by image analysis. In 1983, after the poisoning incident with Tylenol, Gary Parish introduced a combination of imaging and new bar code technologies and developed an automated inspection system for McNeil Pharmaceuticals 25 production lines. The integrated system incorporated over 27 inspection tasks to identify products and assure package security.

As CEO of Complete Inspection Systems, he introduced new invisible IR and UV based systems as well as a range of micro markers and lenticular codes for package security. Recently he has incorporated Smartphone technology innovations to include the use of QR and DataMatrix Codes for multiple purposes in manufacturing including in process package verification, track & trace, and consumer media information.

 

Serving as President of HD Barcodes since 2012, Gary has overseen the implementation of the most advanced 2D code in the world, HD Barcode. Utilizing HD Barcode, they have provided the ability to encrypt and embed color photographs, biometric data, and text in any language for positive identification, product authentication, brand protection, safety, as well as track and trace. Their CIS product lines include the ability to automatically compare both images and documents in any Unicode based language. Their vision and barcode lines allow manufacturers to inspect and verify components at the end of the production line and has become a trusted source for turnkey and customizable barcoding solutions that increase security measures, secures products, and prevents supply chains from becoming compromised.

 

Mr. Parish has authored and co-authored over 35 articles for various technical publications and has won numerous awards for innovation.  Gary L. Parish is a graduate of the University of Maryland, holding a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration.

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Victor Rincon, Tech Service Manager – Americas, KRONOS Worldwide, Dallas, Texas

Mr. Rincon has been Tech Services Manager for the Americas with KRONOS Worldwide Inc. since 2016. He services customers’ technical needs in Paints and Coatings, Inks, Paper, Food and Pharma.

 

He began his career in 1983 working for B.F. Goodrich, initially in the technical area and then as Regional Sales Manager. In 1987 Victor accepted a position with PPG Industries, Inc. in Mexico. While at PPG Victor held a variety of Technical Leadership positions over a 17-year career. In 2005 Victor accepted a position with the Valspar Corporation in Minneapolis, MN where he spent 12 years working in the Research and Development Department.

 

Mr. Rincon received his Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Industrial Engineering and a master’s degree in Business Administration from Instituto Politecnico Nacional and Instituto Tecnologico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey.

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Joseph J. Ryan, Director Business Development, Ink Jet Technology Division, Ricoh Printing Systems America, Simi Valley, California

Joseph Ryan is the Director Business Development for Ricoh Printing Systems America. His experience in all phases of ink jet technology allows him to engage with potential customers to understand their real needs and to help define Ricoh ink jet products that meet those needs.

 

He received his BSAE and MBA from Northrop University.

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Dr. Adam Strevens, Director, i4inkjet, Athlone, Westmeath Ireland

Dr. Strevens is Director of i4inkjet working as an inkjet consultant and Editor/Producer of the ink jet industry patent review subscription service called ‘Directions’, which is celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2022.

Adam has worked in the inkjet printing field for the past fifteen years after earning his physics doctorate at Trinity College Dublin.  His thesis was on organic light-emitting diodes and this theme led him to work at Cambridge Display Technology Ltd.  (a Sumitomo Chemical Co. subsidiary) for seven years. At Cambridge Display Technology, he was Group Leader of the device structure development team for polymer-based LEDs ultimately for use in inkjet-printed displays.  Directly after the inkjet display technology platform was transferred to Sumitomo Chemical in Japan, Dr. Strevens joined Xaar Plc., also based in Cambridge, and the only remaining independent global piezo inkjet printhead OEM. Adam spent six years working at Xaar and held roles as Lead Technology Analyst and Strategic Marketing Manager. Dr. Strevens started a new role as co-author of inkjet hardware patent reviews in November 2019 and established his own consultancy company called i4inkjet Limited in April 2020.

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Debbie Thorp, Business Development Director, Global Inkjet Systems, Cambridge, UK

Debbie Thorp has worked in digital printing for over 30 years and is Business Development Director at Global Inkjet Systems (GIS). Earlier in her career, Debbie worked at specialist digital printing consultancy companies such as IT Strategies and was Head of Group Marketing at inkjet printhead manufacturer Xaar.

Debbie has a BA degree in Modern Languages from Manchester University and an MBA from Durham University Business School.

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Dr. Kai Yang, Head of Applied Research & Technology – Coating Additives Division, Evonik Corporation, Allentown, Pennsylvania

Kai Yang, Ph.D. is Head of Applied Research & Technology at Evonik Corporation Coating Additives Division. He is responsible for applications development, technical service, and new product development for additives used in graphic arts applications.

 

Kai began his career working in 3D printing and printing electronics industry with inkjet technology and moved into industrial graphic art application in 2017 where he occupied multiple positions at one of the major printing inks manufacturers. He joined Evonik Corporation in 2021, helping printing inks manufacturers to find best additives for unique applications.

 

Dr. Yang received his B.S. in Chemistry from Xiamen University and his Ph.D. degrees in Materials Science & Engineering from Stony Brook University.

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