Industry Advisor Howie Fenton Joins InfoTrends as Associate Director of Operations Consulting
WEYMOUTH, MA—November 20, 2014—InfoTrends is pleased to announce that Howie Fenton has joined the company as associate director of operations consulting. At InfoTrends Fenton will work with governments, universities, and corporate enterprises to assess and benchmark their customer and graphic communications processes and provide recommendations on staffing, technology, and sourcing. He will also work with commercial printers on strategy, workflow optimization, and business development initiatives.
Prior to joining InfoTrends, Fenton has spent over 25 years in the graphic communications industry where he has established a reputation as a thought leader and trusted advisor to in-plant service providers, commercial printers, and technology vendors.
"Having worked with over 500 companies throughout his career, Howie Fenton is one of the most experienced and capable consultants in the industry," noted Jeff Hayes, president of InfoTrends. "He has the technical depth to drill into complex operational issues and provide detailed recommendations to improve workflow and profitability. Howie is a tremendous asset to the InfoTrends team."
On his new position, Fenton commented: "I’m excited to be working with such highly qualified industry analysts and consultants at InfoTrends. I look forward to applying my knowledge to help clients to improve their operations and build their business."
Fenton will assist clients with in-depth assessments of production print and multi-channel delivery workflow and provide detailed advice on operations strategies, preparing requests for proposal for technology and sourcing options, and supporting implementation efforts. He will also support client business development initiatives including sales training, speaking at customer events, and writing white papers.
In addition to his extensive consulting work, Fenton has written five books including three on operational production and two on digital printing. Both books on digital and variable data printing led him to serve as a judge for the PODi and the Xerox Pixi Awards in addition to working with the PIA Digital Printing Council and HP Digital Printing Advisory Council. He has managed a quick printing company, the prepress department of a commercial printer, and has taught at the Rochester Institute of Technology School of Printing.
InfoTrends is the leading worldwide market research and strategic consulting firm for the imaging, document solutions, production print, and digital media industries. We provide insights and advice to help clients understand market trends, identify opportunities, and grow their business.