After serving in the U.S. Air Force, and studying Computer Science in California, I returned to Texas to work in a small pre-press shop in Austin, TX. In 1994. I worked several of the next years as a Prepress Operator.
I spent 2 years as the head of technical development for prepress at The Richards Group, Dallas, TX. I was charged with re-engineering their entire process of print pre-media distribution. I was only there 2 years as I seemed to have automated my way out of a job.
In 2002 joined the Consolidated Graphics family of companies at The Jarvis Press in Dallas, TX., managing prepress, digital, and web to print. I was promoted from the local site to the corporation in Houston, and spent 6 years as their Director of Print Technology. I was the sole buyer of pre-media equipment and technical print consumables for Consolidated. I travelled the world setting up and helping refine operations in all 70 of their plants and beyond.
I left that position to start my own company, Spotlight Pro Print Consulting. After much success in this endevor, I chose to expand by taking on a role as Director of Digital Print Technology for CGS Publishing Technologies, where I still work today.
I have spent my 20 year career in the printing industry developing, training, running workflows, installing and maintaining color management and calibration, automation, assessing equipment, creating efficiency, setting up quality control, and developing technology in the area of print.
Specialties: Vendor management, Purchasing, Automation, XML/JDF, Workflow management, Process management, IT, digital print, grand format, and conventional print quality and procedures, color quality, calibration and linearization, Hardware/Software for the print industry, CTP devices, plates, proofing papers, Client support, and plant process assessment.