CIP4 Advisory Board

Representatives from Partner Members:


Dennis Carney
JDF Architect
Ricoh Company, Ltd.
6300 Diagonal Hwy
004/B5-1
Boulder, CO 80301
United States of America
Phone: +1 720 663 3544
Email: dennis.carney@ricoh-usa.com


Joseph Rouhana
Manager
Xerox
Solutions Marketing
800 Phillips Rd.
0129-38D
Webster, NY 14580
United States of America
Phone: +1 585 422 8141
Email: Joseph.Rouhana@xerox.com


Biography:
I lead the Production Workflow and Solutions Line-of-Business at Xerox, responsible for bringing to market an integrated portfolio of Xerox and partner developed production solutions that deliver differentiated value to Xerox customers and channel partners. I was also responsible for developing global workflow marketing strategies to enable high value end-to-end solutions for Xerox customers in the areas of Web-to-Print, Workflow Automation, Output Management, as well as Offset and Digital integration. I bring over 24 years of experience to the digital production printing industry and has an extensive background in production workflow technology including workflow automation, customer engagement, Product Planning and software development.

I earned four degrees all from Rochester Institute of Technology (R.I.T), an Executive Master in New Product Development (NPD), a Master in Computer Science, a Bachelor in Electrical Engineering and an associate in Graphic Communications and Printing.


Markus Schluep
Senior Solution Expert
Müller Martini Print Finishing Systems
Untere Brühlstrasse 17
4800 Zofingen
Switzerland
Phone: +41 62 745 45 90
Email: markus.schluep@ch.mullermartini.com


Biography:
Markus Schluep is as Project Manager at the Müller Martini corporate engineering, responsible for workflow research and development.
Since 2003 he represents the company in CIP4, is chair of the Finishing Working Group and participated in many CIP4 interoperability meetings.
He has a degree of computer science from the FHNW in Switzerland and joined Müller Martini in 1989 where he was responsible for the development of controls for the various finishing systems.

Mike Scrutton
Adobe
321 Park Avenue
San Jose, CA 95110
United States of America
Phone: +1 408 536 5488
Email: mscrutto@adobe.com

Arjen Van der Meulen
Director of Product Management
Eastman Kodak Company
Unified Workflow Solutions
4225 Kincaid Street
Burnaby, BC V5G 4P5
Canada
Phone: +1 604 451 2700
Email: arjen.vandermeulen@kodak.com


Bernhard Wagensommer
VP Prinect R&D
Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG
Dr.-Hell-Strasse
24107 Kiel
Germany
Phone: +49 431 386 1200
Email: Bernhard.Wagensommer@heidelberg.com


Biography:
Bernhard Wagensommer is working with Heidelberg since 1991.
Since 2006 he is Vice President responsible for Prinect Research & Development in Kiel.
He has a degree in electrical engineering from the Technical University of Karlsruhe, Germany with focus on automatic control engineering.

After several stations in hardware technology and control development he has been involved with Workflow since 2001 when he took over the position of a product manager of Color Quality Management.


Craig White
Distinguished Technologist
Hewlett-Packard
11311 Chinden Blvd.
MS 511
Boise, ID 83714
United States of America
Phone: +1 208 396 3418
Email: cwhite@hp.com


Biography:
Craig White leads technology strategy, workflow architecture and the delivery of production workflow solutions for HP Indigo. A core part of all these solutions is an integration framework, workflow engine and model based on JDF. He is also working across the other aspects of HP’s Graphics Solutions Business to align and drive common solutions. He has over 25 years of experience in product development, leadership of key technology initiatives and work on many new business initiatives within Hewlett-Packard. He has worked in HP Indigo for the past six years leading efforts on overall workflow software system design for HP Indigo and other portions of HP’s Graphics business. His prior contributions within HP include 14 years in the Enterprise Print Segment helping to create the market around network attached print devices and remote monitoring and support of these devices. Craig has a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from California Polytechnic University, San Luis Obispo.
 
 
Representatives from Full Members:

Nick Benkovich
Manager Product Management
EFI
15150 Avenue of Science
San Diego, CA 92128
United States of America
Phone: +1 650 488 5250
Email: Nick.Benkovich@efi.com


Biography:
Nick is originally from Sydney Australia but has traveled extensively; living in both Vancouver, Canada and recently relocating to southern California. He has over 20 years of industry experience and previously served in management roles with Creo and Kodak before joining EFI in 2012. He currently manages the Product Management team for the EFI Monarch family of products and is EFI’s resident expert on all matters related to JDF. Nick was instrumental in several early ICS certifications in the imposition and prepress areas, and more recently in the certification of the EFI Fiery as the first certified IDP-ICS worker. Nick has been involved with CIP4 and the JDF standard since 2004, is a certified JDF expert, and a continuing attendee and active participant in CIP4 Interoperability working group discussions.


Joanne David
President
Ultimate TechnoGraphics Inc.
300 Leo Pariseau
Suite 2120
Montreal, QC H2X 4B3
Canada
Phone: +1 514 938 9050 Ext 224
Email: joanne@imposition.com


Biography:
As President and CEO of Ultimate TechnoGraphics Inc, Joanne David is responsible for driving the company's corporate strategy and business development. In 2008, she initiated a JDF finishing partner program dedicated to the development of an open JDF hub to validate best JDF practices in finishing, thus leveraging the CIP4 standards. This campaign stimulated the development of new digital in-line printing workflows automated using JDF/JMF and new JDF compatible equipment. As of a result, new companies are developing JDF operability in their workflow. Under her leadership, Ultimate TechnoGraphics received the Gold Partner recognition status from HP in 2010 and the Xerox Challenge Award in 2011 for exceptional work in automating inline finishing in 2011.


Stefan Meissner
Project Management
flyeralarm GmbH
Alfred-Nobel-Strasse 18
97080 Würzburg
Germany
Phone: +49 931 465840
Email: s.meissner@flyeralarm.de


Biography:
My name is Stefan Meissner and I’m active in the CIP4 Committee since 2009. I have studied online printing and so I did my diploma thesis at CIP4 in 2009. Over the time I have become Chairman of the Tools and Infrastructure Working Group as well as Chairman of the XJDF Working Group. As lead of the T&I WG I’m responsible for the development and enhancement of our CIP4 Tools and the Development Infrastructure. Within the XJDF WG we are working out new structural improvements of JDF in order to simplify JDF and enable JDF to fit modern needs like Web2Print, Cloud Computing etc.

Beyond, I’m employed at flyeralarm, a large European online printing house (http://flyeralarm.com). Flyeralarm is a Full Member of CIP4. Among other things, at flyeralarm I’m responsible for the JDF and XJDF integration within and between our production sites.


Jacques Thiebauld
Chief Technical Officer
DALiM Software GmbH
Strassburger Strasse 6
77694 Kehl am Rhein
Germany
Phone: +49 7851 9196 15
Email: jacques.thiebauld@dalim.com


Biography:
I am Chief Technology Officer at Dalim Software and have been working in open-systems software development for the Graphic Arts industries continuously for more than twenty years. Initially, I was involved in the development of an interactive desktop file editing/retouching/trapping application; followed by the development of the industry’s first Enterprise-level automated premedia workflow engine (DALiM TWiST from Dalim Software). More recently, I have been working on the ongoing development of Dalim Software’s online production management and tracking system, DALiM ES. I have also been leading the development of a number of JDF-driven features in the Dalim Software product line such as JDF-driven automated imposition, our JDF-based file preflighting engine, our JDF-driven online softproofing application - as well as actively developing interoperability with parallel systems from MIS, RIPs and Publication/Newspaper systems.


Henny van Esch
President
Optimus Group Ltd.
Modemweg 37
3821 BS Amersfoort
Netherlands
Phone: +31 6 53346313
Email: h.van.esch@optimus2020.com, ceo@cip4.org


Biography:
Henny van Esch has been involved with the printing industry a very long time. Initially working as an estimator / CSR he became involved with Print Management Information Systems (MIS) in 1984 when he started work on the design of an internal MIS system (written in Cobol!) for a printing company in Holland. This application evolved into a commercially available print MIS system for the Dutch market. From that point on, working for companies like Philips and Digital Equipment Corporation, he has been involved in the design, support and sales of a number of different Print MIS systems in different countries in different roles.

In his current position as co-owner and director of Optimus Group Ltd, of one of the few truly world-wide active MIS vendors, he has experience with management of organizations and experience and knowledge of the print MIS requirements from all over the world. This experience he has brought into CIP4 organization and the Advisory Board and hopes to continue to do so in future.
 
 
Representatives from Associate Members:

Mark Bohan
Vice President, Research and Technology
Printing Industries of America
301 Brush Creek Road
Warrendale, PA 15086
United States of America
Phone: +1 412 259 1782
Email: mark.bohan@heidelberg.com, membership_officer@cip4.org


Biography:
I am Vice President, Technology and Research with Printing Industries of America (formerly PIA/GATF, GATF) in Sewickley, Pennsylvania, U.S.A. I moved to Printing Industries of America to create the successful JDF Certification program. This was officially launched in 2006 and currently produced over fifty five separate certifications. The JDF Certification program is being continually expanded, new certifications developed and improves the interoperability between products. This helps both the vendors and the users to effectively implement JDF. I am active on the Advisory Board, Technical Steering Committee, the development of the specification and also the ICS documents. In addition, Printing Industries of America runs, in collaboration with CIP4, the Automation Solutions Network in North America, which facilitates feedback from users on the status of both current products, integration between vendors and also on the specification. Printers are realizing the benefits of automation in their facilities, over 80% of the attendees at the last meeting were printers.


Stephan Jaeggi
President
PrePress Consulting Stephan Jaeggi
Bottmingerstrasse 92
4102 Binningen
Switzerland
Phone: +41 61 4220442
Email: sjaeggi@prepress.ch


Biography:
Stephan Jaeggi is an internationally recognized prepress expert specializing in PDF and JDF workflows for print production. He has taught several hundred seminars on PDF and JDF technology in Europe and the US. He holds a degree in print engineering and has been a part time professor at the Swiss Engineering School for Printing for fifteen years. Before founding his own consulting company in 1992 he was responsible for the prepress system of the largest weekly newspaper in Switzerland as well as head of IT at the swiss printers association where he helped hundreds of printers and prepress shops to switch to desktop publishing. Jaeggi is involved in developing the ISO PDF/X standards. He is Technical Officer of the Ghent PDF Workgroup and founding member of PDFX-ready. He is also a member of the CIP4 advisory board since the beginning and serves as a judge for the CIPPI awards.

CIP4 Board of Directors

Chief Executive Officer

Henny van Esch
President
Optimus Group Ltd.
Modemweg 37
3821 BS Amersfoort
Netherlands
Phone: +31 6 53346313
Email: h.van.esch@optimus2020.com, ceo@cip4.org


Biography:
Henny van Esch has been involved with the printing industry a very long time. Initially working as an estimator / CSR he became involved with Print Management Information Systems (MIS) in 1984 when he started work on the design of an internal MIS system (written in Cobol!) for a printing company in Holland. This application evolved into a commercially available print MIS system for the Dutch market. From that point on, working for companies like Philips and Digital Equipment Corporation, he has been involved in the design, support and sales of a number of different Print MIS systems in different countries in different roles.

In his current position as co-owner and director of Optimus Group Ltd, of one of the few truly world-wide active MIS vendors, he has experience with management of organizations and experience and knowledge of the print MIS requirements from all over the world. This experience he has brought into CIP4 organization and the Advisory Board and hopes to continue to do so in future.
 
 
Technical Officer

Rainer Prosi
Senior Workflow Architect
Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG
Research & Development
Dr.-Hell-Straße
24107 Kiel
Germany
Phone: +49 431 3864620
Email: Rainer.Prosi@heidelberg.com, technical_officer@cip4.org


Biography:
Dr. Rainer Prosi is a high-energy particle physicist turned workflow architect working with Heidelberg since 1998 as a Senior Workflow Architect. He received his Ph.D. in physics from the University of Kiel, Germany in 1992. He worked at the particle physics laboratories CERN and DESY where he evaluated the debris of colliding protons, electrons and positrons in the UA1 and H1 experiments. He has been involved with the Job Definition Format (JDF) project from its early phases in 1999 and is one of the primary authors of the JDF specification and the Interoperability Conformance Specifications (ICS) that are related to JDF. Prior to his work on JDF, he worked on variable data workflow and PDF optimization. He is currently working on a number of workflow and JDF related projects within Heidelberg. He is also the Chief Technical Officer of CIP4 where he is coordinating the technical development efforts related to JDF, PrintTalk and the ICS documents.
 
 
Education & Marketing Officer

Julie Watson
Executive VP
Ultimate TechnogGaphics Inc.
Marketing and Sales
300 Leo Pariseau, Suite 2120
Montreal, QC H2X 4B3
Canada
Phone: +1 514 938 9050 Ext 226
Email: julie@imposition.com, marketing_officer@cip4.org

Biography:
Julie Watson Executive VP at Ultimate TechnoGraphic, leading software developer for imposition and finishing automation. Ultimate TechnoGraphics invented digital imposition with the first release of Impostrip® in 1989, and has continued to play a leading role in the market ever since while providing the most innovative and progressive imposition and finishing automation capability. The company has a rich history of providing and integrating imposition technologies into hardware and software workflow solutions for print industry leaders.


 
Treasurer & Financial Officer

Jay Farr
CIP4 Organization
1902 2nd Avenue North
Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250
United States of America
Phone:
Email: JayFarr64@gmail.com, finance_officer@cip4.org


Biography:
Mr. Farr is the general manager of EFI Pace after his previous company, Pace Systems, was acquired by EFI in July, 2008. He received his BS in Finance and Economics at the University of North Florida. His career began at United Parcel Service (UPS) and moved to management while attending college, followed by various entrepreneurial endeavors in the real estate and computer software industry. Prior to its acquisition at Pace Systems, Farr served as the President and CEO as well as visionary for the ePace product. Pace Systems was one of the original members of PrintTalk and was an active member of CIP4 until its acquisition by EFI. Farr lead the company in developing one of the first eCommerce systems in the Pace Customer eService modules as well as one of the first all-browser based MIS systems. As part of the plan, Farr designed and developed the ePace fully integrated accounting and payroll modules that drive hundreds of businesses in the industry.
 
 
Membership Officer

Mark Bohan
Vice President, Research and Technology
Printing Industries of America
301 Brush Creek Road
Warrendale, PA 15086
United States of America
Phone: +1 412 259 1782
Email: mark.bohan@heidelberg.com, membership_officer@cip4.org


Biography:
I am Vice President, Technology and Research with Printing Industries of America (formerly PIA/GATF, GATF) in Sewickley, Pennsylvania, U.S.A. I moved to Printing Industries of America to create the successful JDF Certification program. This was officially launched in 2006 and currently produced over fifty five separate certifications. The JDF Certification program is being continually expanded, new certifications developed and improves the interoperability between products. This helps both the vendors and the users to effectively implement JDF. I am active on the Advisory Board, Technical Steering Committee, the development of the specification and also the ICS documents. In addition, Printing Industries of America runs, in collaboration with CIP4, the Automation Solutions Network in North America, which facilitates feedback from users on the status of both current products, integration between vendors and also on the specification. Printers are realizing the benefits of automation in their facilities, over 80% of the attendees at the last meeting were printers.