Seaman Now IPMA President-Elect
Tony Seaman, director of Brand Creative Services at the University of Mississippi, has been elected to the position of president-elect for the In-Plant Printing and Mailing Association. He will become president of the IPMA in the spring of 2012.
"As part of the leadership team for IPMA I see my role as facilitator and communicator between the in-plants and business partners," says Seaman. "These are very challenging times and the role of organizations such as IPMA have to change too. As providers of reviews, white papers and educational session we also need to be aware of how we can assist in market awareness and value of in-plants to parent organizations.
"The past and current administrations have provided a terrific model and foundation on which to move forward. With help and guidance from the board and membership, IPMA will play an important role in keeping all segments of our core businesses informed, educated and networked. As emerging technology challenges the printed piece we all must be aware of how to integrate social media and advanced marketing techniques into our everyday operations. I see IPMA being a conduit and resource for those opportunities. I look forward to an exciting tenure with IPMA."
The son of a lithographer, Seaman was born and raised in Binbrook, England, and began his printing career in 1961 as an apprentice camera operator. He graduated from the London College of Printing in 1967, and eventually ended up in Syracuse, N.Y., working as a camera operator and color retoucher. After a short-lived job in San Antonio, Texas, he ventured on to Nashville where he became manager of prepress for Rand McNally. He spent 10 years there, moving up to production control manager, then took a position as vice president of production for J.W. Moore & Co., a family-run printer in Memphis.