Hiflex Recognized for Contribution to Clemson University

Pictured left to right: Dr. John Leininger, Professor General at Clemson University, Gary Marron, President & CEO HIFLEX Corporation NA, and Dr. Samuel Ingram, Professor and Department Chair at Clemson University.

ASHLAND, NY—05/06/10—Hiflex representatives traveled to Clemson, SC, to attend an educational forum at Clemson University and accept the Clemson Corporate Appreciation Award recognizing contributions that the MIS and Web-to-print software provider has made to the prestigious university. Clemson selected the Hiflex Management Information System (MIS) last year and has already begun to take full advantage of this cutting edge JDF Workflow System by using it to expose students to the concepts of advanced MIS systems and automated JDF workflow, a subject rarely taught in educational institutions.

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.”

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