Dan Gelbart, often credited as the father of modern computer-to-plate (CTP) technology for the printing industry, has been named the recipient of the 2008 Printing Industries of America Robert F. Reed Technology Medal. Gelbart will receive the award at a luncheon during the 2009 Technical Association for the Graphic Arts (TAGA) Annual Technical Conference in New Orleans on March 16.
PITTSBURGH—September 30, 2008—Printing Industries of America/Graphic Arts Technical Foundation (PIA/GATF) is seeking to honor an outstanding engineer, scientist, or researcher in the printing industry. Nominations for the Robert F. Reed Technology Medal are due October 31, 2008.
Ginsberg Joins Graphic Press LOS ANGELES—Graphic Press has restructured its executive group, naming Randolph Ginsberg its president and Michael Hecht to the post of executive vice president, sales. Ginsberg formerly served as vice president of sales at Hawthorne, CA-based Lithographix. Hecht also spent time at Lithographix as executive vice president of sales. Xerox to Obtain XMPie STAMFORD, CT—With an eye towards growth in personalized printing and multimedia direct marketing, Xerox Corp. has agreed to acquire XMPie for $54 million. New York-based XMPie specializes in variable information software. XMPie will maintain its brand name and function as a standalone software unit. Innovator Gegenheimer Passes SHELTON, CT—Harold Gegenheimer, 95, chairman