Idealliance Adds New Director of Global Print Media Markets, Technologies
ALEXANDRIA, Va. —October 5, 2016 — Idealliance, a communications industry association representing all facets of the global omnichannel media value chain, is pleased to announce that Timothy Baechle has joined its staff as director of global print media markets and technologies.
“We are excited to welcome Tim Baechle to our staff in this newly created position,” says Idealliance President and CEO David Steinhardt. “Tim will be instrumental in leading Idealliance’s initiative to expand its training and certification programs into additional global markets and will be available to assist members on a wide variety of topics, based on his strong technical background in workflows and standards and broad experience in a number of industry segments."
Steinhardt continues, "During his career, he has created high-level customized integrations tailored for the printing, packaging, and converting markets in the United States, Europe, and South America. His experience includes a wide spectrum of printing processes, from sheetfed and web offset to digital, gravure, flexo, and wide-format, as well as finishing materials, media, solutions, and enterprise software."
Prior to joining Idealliance, Baechle most recently served as VP of the Production Consulting Group of Zeno Imaging. He was previously director, Strategic Consulting Division-Production Print & Human Capital for GIS-Dahill-A Xerox Company; director, production systems with the Ricoh Production Printing Group, Austin, Texas; managing director, Innovatia Holdings Limited (Dublin); and vertical account manager-Central and South America, F.R. Gross Corporation (Caracas, Venezuela).
A graduate of the University of Dayton (Ohio) with a B.A. in International Communications Management, Baechle has been a speaker at print industry trade events throughout Europe on topics such as variable data, postal handling, security coatings, and technology development and sustainability. He has also authored a number of white papers and articles for industry trade magazines around the world and has been an award honoree of the British Printing Industries Federation and InterTech Global Innovation program.
Idealliance is a not-for-profit member association representing a unique convergence of printers, mailers, marketers, brand owners, agencies, publishers, fulfillment services, material suppliers, and technology providers. The association provides an open and cross-industry platform for motivated professionals to come together to create a more competitive, compelling, and innovative graphic and visual communications industry. It capitalizes on its integrated capabilities to advance proven technical and management best practices; deliver best-in-class research, education, and certification; and serve as a united industry advocate. Idealliance is headquartered at 1800 Diagonal Road, Suite 320, Alexandria, Va., 22314.