In-Plant Managers to Lead Free Graph Expo Breakfast Panel
At Graph Expo next month, IPG will host three free events just for in-plants. One of them will feature a panel of in-plant managers sharing the steps they have taken to transform their operations and become value-added partners. Sponsored by Xerox, this free one-hour educational session will take place over breakfast, an hour before the show floor opens. It begins promptly at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, September 15 in Room S104 (near the shuttle bus drop-off area).
As he did at last year's IPG/Xerox breakfast, Xerox Marketing Manager Allen Lea will moderate an informal discussion with a group of in-plant managers. Attendees will learn how they turned common industry challenges into opportunities for success. The full lineup is:
- Cathy Skoglund, manager of Operations & Business Development, Arizona State University.
- Abbas Badani, director of Pennsylvania State University Mail, Print and Copy Operations.
- Steve Priesman, manager, Printing & Publications, Omaha Public Schools.
After the event, Xerox will provide a show floor tour of the Xerox Rialto 900 Inkjet Press and the Xerox iGen5.
Due to the popularity of this session, all seats have been filled, so no more registrations are being taken. However, in-plant managers can still register for two additional in-plant events that IPG is hosting:
- Monday September 14, 9:00 a.m. Breakfast. Canon Solutions America will launch a centralized Web-based suite of tools and resources called the Performance Resource Center to help in-plant managers deliver more value and run a best-in-class in-plant. Barb Pellow, group director at InfoTrends, will explain why offering value-added services such as cross-media can be critical to staying relevant.
- Tuesday September 15, 12:00 p.m. Lunch. Tom Rohrbach, of Progressive Insurance, will discuss his efforts to insource the variable and creative work that his company is currently outsourcing. He will share the careful analytical process he uses when considering whether work can be produced cost-effectively in-house. He’ll also reveal the in-plant’s future direction. Sponsored by Rochester Software Associates.
Bob has served as editor of In-plant Impressions since October of 1994. Prior to that he served for three years as managing editor of Printing Impressions, a commercial printing publication. Mr. Neubauer is very active in the U.S. in-plant industry. He attends all the major in-plant conferences and has visited nearly 170 in-plant operations around the world. He has given presentations to numerous in-plant groups in the U.S., Canada and Australia, including the Association of College and University Printers and the In-plant Printing and Mailing Association. He also coordinates the annual In-Print contest, co-sponsored by IPMA and In-plant Impressions.