TAGA Names 2015 Michael H. Bruno Award Winners: Guy Gecht, Frank Romano and Erwin Widmer
Erwin Widmer is the deputy managing director of Ugra, the Swiss Centre of Competence for Media and Printing Technology and is a long-time member of the ISO TC 130. Previously, as the managing director of Ugra, he made major contributions to the development of the PSO certification for the printing industry, a description of all requirements for each step in the printing workflow. The application of the PSO in a printing company helps to facilitate the communication, to achieve a better quality, to have a greener production, leading to a more successful organization.
Widmer is a graduate of the Swiss Applied University for Printing Management and Sciences and began his career as a reproduction photographer in the late 1960s and has since held many roles in production, testing and research. He has a background in photography, silk screen printing, gravure printing, label printing and offset printing. He has been a great supporter of education and research, teaching and supervising theses at Technical Graphic Arts School, Zurich. He has been active with TAGA for more than 25 years and served on the board of directors. He is the recipient of the 1996 Silver medal of the Institute of Printing, England, for the best trade article “The information content of Images.” He has published extensively throughout the world, including ten TAGA conference papers.
“TAGA is the best place in the world to meet researchers and experts from the printing industry, and I am honored to be recognized with the Bruno Award by TAGA,” said Widmer.
For more information about the awards programs at Printing Industries of America, visit www.printing.org/printingindustryawards.
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The Technical Association of the Graphic Arts is the only global professional technical association for the graphic arts industries. TAGA focuses not only on graphic arts systems, software, and computer technology developments, as well as areas of press, ink and paper engineering applications.