Today, from 10:30 to 11:45 am in Room 333, there will be three short presentations by companies offering production automation solutions, who will provide a broad view of the state of production automation today and an informative, moderated panel discussion that gives you the chance to bring your pressing questions and get answers to help you successfully automate in your business.
The panel will feature:
- Bart Fret, Director of Sales, GMG Americas (Booth 263), who is responsible for introducing GMG color software to signs and display companies throughout the Americas. Fret came to GMG from BMGI bvba where, as owner, he helped software developers define, develop and improve new products. One of his assignments there was supervising the worldwide launch of new products. At PerfectProof Europe NV, he held product, sales and business development roles. He managed product planning for their proofing product and directed sales initiatives towards large-format printers. He began his career providing engineering support at Online Grafics.
- Jeremy Pilcher, Owner, Innovate Print Solutions: During the decade Pilcher was Print Director for a leading dye sublimation company, he oversaw daily production and implemented many process control elements and improvements such as color management, workflows and automation for in-house and external job submissions. Since then, he founded Innovate Print Solutions, a consulting organization that works with multifaceted printing facilities to create or enhance process workflows, set up and configure color management solutions and create powerful workflows in automation. These processes are not only able to integrate with different technologies, but they also have the ability to receive and processes more jobs. Peace of mind in the printing process is a direct result of these collaborative innovations.
- Greg Stewart is Manager of Strategy and Product Marketing for Esko’s Kongsberg Business Unit (Booth 1321). He joined Esko in 2012 after a 26-year career at Xerox, spending the last 10 years as VP of Graphic Communications Channels and Partners in North America. Prior to launching Esko’s digital finishing solutions announced at drupa 2016, Stewart was responsible for launching the Kongsberg C 60/64.