Hiflex Recognized for Contribution to Clemson UniversityMay 6, 2010
Clemson Print Leadership Forum
The Clemson University Bill Treadaway Print Leadership Forum was headlined by a number of print and marketing professionals who gave their insight into the future of the industry. Cliff Hollingsworth, Vice President Workflow Systems of Consolidated Graphics, Christopher Wright, Eastern Regional Director of Sales for Rastar a Transcontinental Company, Brad Wolff, Sales Consultant of Integrity Graphics and Jeffery Stewart, Chief Technology Officer of Trekk Cross Media were just a few of the speakers in attendance at the event. All of them had a positive outlook on where the print industry is heading, but with words of caution for employees and companies who do not continually strive to evolve and adapt to the growing demands of their market.
Clemson Corporate Appreciation Award Presentation
Gary E. Marron, Hiflex North America President & CEO, personally attended the Forum and accepted the Clemson University Graphic Communications Corporate Appreciation Award. "This is an important event for both Hiflex and Clemson University. It is imperative that we expose future print professionals to the role and importance of the advanced concepts of JDF Automation as used in the Hiflex Management Information System, especially as the responsibility of MIS continues to grow in this rapidly evolving industry of print." Dr. John Leininger, Professor of the Graphic Communications department at Clemson who teaches the classes that utilize Hiflex, shares Mr. Marron's sentiments: "The US isn't as far ahead as Europe or Japan in JDF workflow, but it is definitely the future of where our industry is going. The graduates of Clemson are going to be uniquely prepared to help implement the systems because our classes, like the ones which utilize Hiflex MIS, help students understand the concepts of not just software, but workflow as a whole."
Samuel Ingram, Professor and Department Chair of Clemson's Graphic Communications Department added "Our program and students have benefited from working with real production tools to solve problems both common to and as complex as those in the industry. With the collaboration of industry partners, students and faculty are paving the digital dirt road for print in the 21st century. Hiflex MIS was chosen by Clemson as we view this system to have some of the most advanced JDF integration capabilities available, allowing us to teach our students the cutting edge and best prepare them for the future."