In-plants Gathering Today for Networking Luncheon in Atlanta
Today in Atlanta, hundreds of in-plant managers will join thousands of other print providers for the opening day of PRINTING United Expo. At noon, about 50 of those in-plants will meet at a luncheon hosted by In-plant Impressions and sponsored by Ricoh to network and hear the remarkable story of how CHRISTUS Health’s in-plant expanded from a small shop with slow turnaround times to an award-winning print operation that continues to push the limits.
Del Shankel will take his peers through all the changes he and his team have brought about to expand the reach and services the in-plant provides. He’ll detail his vision, how he got support for his plans, and how he kept the in-plant aligned with organizational goals. Today the in-plant is entrusted with brand management for the health system and takes on ever-more-complicated projects, including braille signage, intelligent mail, and acrylic name plates.
This is the first of two In-plant Forums IPI will host during PRINTING United Expo to bring in-plant managers together. The second will take place tomorrow. Sponsored by Canon Solutions America, that session will feature a panel of in-plant managers discussing innovative print pieces they are producing. On the panel will be June Lewis, of Kellogg Community College; Chuck Werninger of Houston Independent School District; and Louis Ferrel of Houston Metropolitan Transit Authority.
In-plant managers will have plenty of time to network during the Expo at the In-plant Hub, where the In-plant Printing and Mailing Association will have a booth. At 4:00 today there will be a happy hour on the show floor during which in-plant attendees can gather in the Hub, enjoy a Printers Ale, and talk about the technologies they saw on the show floor.
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 more than 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.