Inkjet Conference 2023
May 18-19, 2022
The Florida Hotel & Conference
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.
Dr. Mark Bale, Founder & Director, DoDxAct, Binegar, Somerset, UK
Mark Bale is a PhD qualified Physicist who started DoDxAct Ltd in 2017 in order to provide practical support to those developing technology for the industrial inkjet printing industry based on independent laboratory facilities. Specialising in print heads, inks and the optimisation of print process, Mark is recognised by leading vendors of inks, printheads, printers, and components as someone who can enable their technology in the market and support their customers to success. DoDxAct's clients list comprises start-ups to globally recognised brands, spanning 4 continents with the common goal of getting the most out of their inkjet products or applications.
After starting his career in Oxford and Cambridge University spin-off companies Opsys, and CDT, Mark got into inkjet by helping develop the process to print OLED displays, including the print strategy & metrology to optimise the uniformity. Mark then worked with Sun Chemical for over 10 years, ultimately leading a team that supported the integration of cutting-edge inkjet ink developments of all types into OEM customers of their SunJet branded and private labelled products.
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.
Dr. Terry Clayton, Partner – Consultant, Summit Analytical, Gilford, New Hampshire
Terry Clayton is a PhD chemist and the owner of Summit Analytical which operates a product development and analytical laboratory in Gilford, New Hampshire. He has been active in formulation of inkjet, inks and coatings, and advanced materials for over 25 years working with customers internationally. He is now concentrating on offering the benefit of his broad experience on a consulting basis to continue to help companies who are navigating from analog printing to digital manufacturing.
Most recently, Terry led a world-class team as Director of EFI to develop and commercialize printers and inkjet inks to fuel the digital transformation. Prior to that role, Terry was Vice President of R&D at Chromatic Technologies, where he ran a synthetic chemistry team specialized in design microencapsulated materials, custom leuco dyes, photochromic, and thermochromic materials. Before CTI, Terry led product development and the international expansion for Quad Graphics to build a European inks and coating manufacturing plant in Warsaw, Poland. In both these prior roles, his formulation responsibilities included products as diverse as paste inks for lithographic dry and wet offset, textile inks, gravure, and flexographic inks for packaging and conductive materials for printed electronics all based on a wide range of aqueous, heat-set, solvent, and radiation curable chemistries.
Terry has a Doctorate in organic chemistry, an MS, and dual BS. He is an adjunct faculty member at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and Key Executives graduate of Harvard Business School.
Lawrence Gamblin, President, Kao Collins Inc., Cincinnati, Ohio
Mr. Gamblin is President of Kao Collins leading their long term strategic vision to become one of the top solution providers for high speed industrial and commercial inkjet printing. Prior to its acquisition by Kao in 2016, Lawrence was principle owner and President of Collins Ink which he founded in 1990 in a garage under the Manhattan bridge.
In 1982 he started making inkjet ink as President of a small start-up, Bradford Chemical. Except for a two year period when he returned to Columbia University, where he earned an MBA and an MS in Operations Research, he has been running one of two inkjet ink companies. Both companies focused on inks for high-speed industrial printing. If he has any expertise it is in inkjet inks where he has done everything from formulating and manufacturing inks, to forging relationships with customers and equipment manufacturers.
Michael E. Hughes, Northeast & Eastern Canada Sales Manager, Phoseon Technology, Bolton, Massachusetts
Michael Hughes has over twenty-five years of expertise in the UV printing and coatings and Equipment OEM sales.
As Phoseon Technology’s Sales Manager for the Northeast and Canada, Michael is solely responsible for supporting and expanding Phoseon Technology’s presence in the growing and diverse markets in the Northeast. Michael’s background includes OEM equipment sales and UV LED and digital and Inkjet industries experience as well.
Before joining Phoseon, Michael was the VP Operations and Sales of a major UV ink and coatings company. Michael has held positions of running press rooms to technical support.
Michael holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Wentworth Institute of Technology in Boston and an A/P license from the FAA.
Andrew Ippoliti, CTO, BotFactory, Long Island City, New York
After working in semiconductor design for IBM, Andrew co-founded BotFactory and has been leading the development of desktop machines that additively manufacture electronics for the past 9 years.
Andrew earned BS and MS degrees in Electrical Engineering from Manhattan College.
Marc Mascara, Manager Professional Services, Canon Solutions America, Palmyra, New York
Marc Mascara is the Manager of Professional Services for Canon Solutions America, Project 360 Group. In his role, Mark’s team supports Canon high speed inkjet customers with strategic go-to-market advice, business growth initiatives, volume migration, and manufacturing site assessments. Prior to joining Canon Solutions America, he worked at Keypoint Intelligence where he served as the Director of the Customer Communications Advisory Service and Color Digital Labels & Packaging Advisory Service responsible for conducting market research and analysis, consulting engagements, forecasting market growth, client care, and providing coverage of industry events.
Marc has been involved in the graphic arts and publishing industries since 1980. Marc has held management and marketing positions at Eastman Kodak Company, Electronics For Imaging, and Scitex Corporation. He has a M.S. Degree in Industrial Engineering from Clemson University and a B.S. Degree in Industrial Management Technology from California University of Pennsylvania.
Steve Mills, CTO, Digital Ink Technology, Charlotte, North Carolina
Steve Mills founded Digital Ink Technology in 2021 and is currently Chief Technology Officer. He has been in the inkjet industry since 2000.
From 2000 to 2008, he was Director of Ink R&D at Inkware/Vutek. In 2008, Steve founded Ink Mill Corporation. From 2016 to 2019, he was Global Director of Sales & Business Development at Avery Dennison. From 2019 to 2022, Steve was Owner and Managing Partner of Digital Color Ink, Charlotte Branch.
Steve earned his Chemical Engineering degree at the University of New Hampshire.
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.
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.
Prof. Steffen G. Scholz, Institute for Automation & Applied Informatic, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Eggenstein-Leopoldshafen, Germany
Prof. Steffen G. Scholz is the head of the group “Process Optimization, Information Management, and Applications”, part of the Institute for Automation and Applied Informatics (IAI), Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany. He is also the principal Investigator in the Helmholtz funded long-term programs “Digital System integration” and “Printed Materials and Systems”. He has more than 15 years of experience in the field of system integration and automation, sustainable flexible production, polymer micro- and nano-replication, process optimization and control, with a recent emphasis on additive manufacturing and Industry 4.0 applications.
In addition to pursuing and leading research, he has been very active with knowledge transfer to industry. He has been involved in over 30 national and international projects, and he won in excess of 20M EUR research grants, in which he has acted as the coordinator and/or the principal investigator. Dr. Scholz academic output includes more than 150 technical papers and 5 books. He is a Honorary Professor at Swansea University and a Visiting Professor at Vellore Institute of Technology (VIT) in India.
Ms. Holly Steedman, Business & Technology Development, IST INTECH, Upper Heyford, Oxfordshire, UK
Holly is an innovative Business and Technology Development professional with expertise in the creation of successful business strategies and partnerships.
With a degree in Integration Engineering and having spent her whole career in the world of print and coatings, Holly uses her breadth of knowledge and passion for these technologies to provide scalable solutions that fit the applications. Holly has previously held key senior roles in Product Management and Technology Development at Marabu GmbH and Industrial Inkjet Ltd, having started her career at Fujifilm Speciality Ink Systems.
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.
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.
Sophia Walsh, Marketing Executive, Alchemie Technology, Duxford, Cambridgeshire, UK
Sophia has been a Marketing Executive at Alchemie Technology Ltd for the past two years. Alchemie is a leader in disruptive technology, transforming the fashion and textile industry to dramatically reduce wastewater, energy, and carbon emissions during the dyeing and finishing processes, while reducing operating costs.
Prior to working at Alchemie, Sophia worked in the inkjet coding and marking industry. Sophia holds a BA (Hons) degree in Marketing and Advertising.