Strategic Content Imaging (SCI) Founder, President Burt Scherman Passes at Age 58
SECAUCUS, N.J.—January 25, 2016—Burt Scherman, the founder and president of Strategic Content Imaging (SCI), passed away Jan. 20 following a brief battle with cancer, the company reported. He was 58.
Mr. Scherman's began his professional career with Hewlett Packard, then gained notoriety for being an early adopter in the prepress operations market. In fact, he founded a successful early stage film imaging business, which he later sold to AGT. According to SCI, he helped transform Command Web's prepress operations as a supplier and "had his first influence on us as businessmen."
"To those who knew him, though, Burt was more than a smart, technically-skilled printer," the company wrote. "He was a master motivator who found a way to squeeze every ounce of effort from his staff without yelling or screaming, but with food, a supportive smile and a sense of pride in what SCI was, and more important, could be. And to all of us, he was a friend who could always coax a laugh out of anyone at any time."
HP was moved to create the Burt Scherman Memorial Scholarship for its former employee through the Electric Document Scholarship Foundation (EDSF). The scholarship will be offered to university students pursuing degrees in graphic communications and careers in the printing industry.
"Burt was a visionary and an innovator, but above all, he was a warm, likable, gentle man," the company said through the EDSF website. Tax-free donations can be made to the scholarship by clicking here or by contacting Brenda Kai at (817) 849-1145 (email@example.com).
A viewing will be held for Mr. Scherman this Wednesday from 4-8 p.m. at Globe Funeral Home in Sparta, New Jersey. Mass will be held Jan. 28, 10 a.m. at Our Lady of the Lake in Sparta, followed by the funeral at Gates of Heaven Cemetery in East Hanover.
The Scherman family is also requesting that commemorative gestures in his memory be made to the following organizations: Melanoma Research Foundation, Karen Ann Quinlan Memorial Foundation and Father John's Animal Hospital.