St. Paul, Minn.

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.

While I was touring the University of St. Thomas' in-plant in St. Paul, Minn., last month, Director John Barron revealed some wonderful news. In September, the board of trustees at the private, Catholic liberal arts school granted his in-plant the right of first refusal (RoFR) for all university printing—the holy grail for in-plants everywhere.

After 32 years with Securian Financial Group, Tom Neckvatal has retired as director of Graphic Services. To take over the reigns of the 46-employee, $6.5 million operation, the St. Paul, Minn.-based company has hired Mike Wolfgang, former director of digital print systems at CGS Publishing Technologies International in Minneapolis.

Like many in-plants, the Printing and Mailing Services department at the University of St. Thomas, in St. Paul, Minn., is in the midst of a digital transition. In fact, just a few short weeks ago the 24-employee shop made the decision to get rid of its one remaining offset press—an ABDick 9850 duplicator with a T-head that was being used exclusively for envelopes.

Combining your print and mail operations will bring efficiency and cost savings to your parent organization. Learn from those who have done it. When you tell customers you provide "one-stop shopping" for all their printing needs, are you including mailing? You should be. In-plants that oversee both print and mail bring big savings to their parent organizations, both in time and money. To find out more about the benefits, we talked with supervisors of these combined operations. Sharing their insights with IPG were: • John Barron, Director, Printing and Mailing Services, University of Saint Thomas, St. Paul, Minn. • Karen Bush , Coordinator of

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