Public Printer William J. Boarman to Keynote Interquest Event
CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA—Nov. 10, 2011—Interquest, a leading market and technology research and consulting firm in digital printing and publishing is pleased to announce that the 26th Public Printer of the United States, William J. “Bill” Boarman will keynote its sixth annual Digital Printing in Government and Higher Education Forum. The seminar, which is free for government and higher education professionals, will take place in Washington DC on Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2011 from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Omni Shoreham Hotel.
According to Gilles Biscos, president of Interquest, “We are extremely proud and honored to have Boarman kick off our event. This is the first year of his term and we know attendees will welcome the opportunity to hear from him at our forum. The GPO faces the same trends and opportunities faced by professionals in all public sectors so this is a rare opportunity to gain an insider perspective from the Public Printer.”
Boarman serves as the CEO of the U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO), the provider of official Federal Government information in digital and printed formats. For four decades, he has been a key participant in the partnership between labor and management in the American printing and publishing industry, where he gained extensive experience in fund management and turning organizations with deficit problems into profitable operations.
Boarman has been a trusted advisor to several Public Printers spanning the administrations of Presidents Jimmy Carter through George W. Bush, and as the result of bipartisan relationships with Members of Congress over the years has been a spokesperson for the role GPO plays in our democracy. Employed by GPO as a printer more than 35 years ago, he returned to the U.S. Government Printing Office on Jan, 3, 2011, as the 26th Public Printer of the United States after being appointed to the position by President Barack Obama.
The seminar is sponsored by leading industry players, including Canon/Océ, Epson, Hewlett-Packard, Kodak, MGI and Xerox, with additional support from the Federal Electronic Document Systems Association (FEDS), the Association of College and University Mail Services (ACUMS), the Franklin Technical Society (FTS), the Interagency Council on Printing & Publications Services (ICPPS), the National Association of College and University Mail Services (NACUMS), Xplor Mid Atlantic Region (MAR), and In-Plant Graphics.
Founded in 1990 and headquartered in Charlottesville, VA, Interquest is a market and technology research and consulting firm in the field of digital printing and publishing. For more than two decades, INTERQUEST has produced landmark multi-client market research studies on topics such as digital printing, print-on-demand, transactional printing, color printing and variable imaging, paper and pre-and post-processing/finishing, and workflow. In the past two years INTERQUEST has published several landmark studies related to digital printing in the government and higher education market.