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TAGA Announces Keynote Speakers for Technical Conference

February 10, 2009
PITTSBURGH—February 10, 2008—The Technical Association of the Graphic Arts (TAGA) proudly announces the keynote speakers for its 61st  Annual Technical Conference taking place on March 15-18 in New Orleans - Dr. Carol Werlé, Clarence Penge, Gary Dispoto, and Robert C. Tapella.

Keynote #1: Dr. Carol Werlé, Dalim Software GmbH
Global Reach of Premedia

The graphic arts supply chain has gone global, and, equally important, it has gone real-time. In this keynote presentation, find out how the graphic arts industry is managing global operations to serve its clients with all the care and attention of a local supplier. Large print corporations have laid the foundation for efficient outsourcing of services, and publishers of catalogs or magazines as well as retailers have learned how to leverage the use of the Internet to reduce lead time in the manufacturing of printed products while cutting costs and reducing their carbon footprints. When even the paper industry promotes softproofing as a way to "go green," the time has come for everyone in the publishing and printing industry to check whether their production process is up to the latest standards.

Dr. Carol Werlé, Chief Executive Officer of Dalim Software GmbH, has directed the organization  since the company's capitalization as a software manufacturing company in 1999. Obtaining a doctorate in Physics from the University of Strasbourg in 1985, Dr. Werlé joined the company, then known as DALiM GmbH, in 1987 as its first Support Engineer.

Keynote #2: Clarence Penge, Heidelberg USA
Manufacturing Equipment for Tomorrow's World of Print Media

The challenges for today's print provider are diverse to say the least. Penge will provide a brief review of the history of some major technology developments. There are many new offerings that provide opportunities in the areas of integration, security printing, and manufacturing equipment. Penge will also cover the challenges for the future of print media, including what the opportunities in the business arena are and what technological advancements we are likely to see.

Clarence Penge is the Vice President of Sheetfed Product Management. Clarence has more than twenty years of printing experience. Fourteen of those have been with Heidelberg, most recently as the director of demo room operations, where he was responsible for all of the Heidelberg demo facilities including the largest demonstration facility in North America. Previously, Clarence held the positions of press operator, plant manager, demonstrator, and product manager. In his current position, Clarence assumes product management responsibility for all sheetfed presses and brings with him a wealth of knowledge and prior printing experience.
 

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