SYSTEMS ARCHITECT AND ADMINISTRATOR DIRECTOR OF PREPRESS / SYSTEMS ARCHITECT
Relevance is crucial in today's ever-changing technology environments; both today and future. It
requires expertise in understanding how total systems work - hardware, software and workflow. It
requires an unwavering focus to drive creative solutions and address speed, efficiency, redundancy, and
cost savings. It also calls for the ability to communicate effectively at all levels, to manage around road-
blocks, and to lead to completion in a timely and cost-effective manner. My career experience has
afforded me this expertise with a unique combination of technical proficiency and hands-on project
leadership from concept to design, through integration, providing forward support, and positioning for
next-generation capabilities. I am passionate about implementing technology, solutions and programs
that improve, streamline, simplify, and restructure for competitiveness, strength, significance and
Created, Developed and Deployed Customer Facing Web-Portals for effective/efficient business relationships and practices.
Currently Porting systems and workflows to Cloud-based Architecture to Service Multiple Users/Locations.
Project Managed and created a world-class automated work-flow to feed multiple LSC/Courier CDS HP T300-T410 Digital Inkjet Presses at engine speeds.
Drove workflow Automation and integration projects with existing MIS and Digital Press technologies - reducing labor while increasing capacity and reducing turnaround times and errors.
Repetitively demonstrated strategic and creative problem solving and bottleneck identification skills to position Company as a world leader in the Digital Book Manufacturing.
Responsible for all Prepress areas, to standardize operating procedures, ISO documentation, and directly handled escalated customer facing issues.
Currently working on 3rd Generation release project – that includes automated plant to plant job transfers for load balancing corporate wide printing resources and demand near-real time.
Was responsible for the planning, managing and execution of all Prepress systems upgrades and coordinated with customers, vendors and plant management and schedules for critical service interruptions.• Implemented Color Management and best proofing practices across all plants – (System Brunner and G7 compliance).
Worked closely with Salesforce in a technical sales capacity, created and executed presentations and demonstrated Courier's technology and web portal capabilities.
Was responsible for prototyping, designing, implementing, revising and maintaining our digital prepress systems that produces over 120,000 pages per hour (Standard system offerings from Kodak ranged between 1,500-3,000 pages per hour.) This resulted in major cost reductions.
Developed rightfromthestart website and Courier fastpath web portal services.
Managed over 100 Prepress and Graphic Arts professionals at Daniels Printing.
Identified bottlenecks and implemented new technologies.
Helped drive and provide a prepress service model second to none in the commercial printing industry and managed an explosive growth period from 35M to 77M in less than a 5 year period.
LSC CommunicationsNorth Chelmsford, MASystems Architect and Administrator Director of Prepress / Systems ArchitectCurrent
Managed all Prepress and Directed best practices at Courier.
Revolutionized/automated digital front-end feeding 4/C digital inkjet Press lines at
80 times industry standard/offering.
The increased capacity is currently unprecedented
(from under 1,500 pages per hour to 120,000 pages per hour).
Designed, implemented, and manage digital front-end productivity "world-leader" per Hewlett
Currently working on next generation platform with focus on component workflow and
automated plant-to-plant job transfer via newly developed XML schema.
Project managed specifications with MIS application group, IT Department and various third-party
Technical liaison between Digital Prepress and IT, handling escalated plant and customer issues.
Hands-on sales support and technical expertise to customer base.
Creative problem solving by thoroughly understanding process from concept to printed product.
Responsible for maintenance, backup and disaster recovery for all Prepress systems.
Drove workflow automation for CDS digital the fastest growing and most profitable segment
Courier Companies portfolio, utilizing six-sigma lean process improvements/techniques.
Drove "Greybox integration" an industry leading middleware for automated data entry on press.
Developed and implemented at customer levels Courier FastPath Services (Web portal Products).
Developed and maintained rightfromthestart.com website.
Created guidelines for submitting print-ready files throughout Courier Companies.
Daily responsibilities include system design, software development, performance optimization, file
and data specifications, middleware development and project management.
Designed and implemented a new publishing workflow for Dover Publication - dramatically
increased productivity and managed systems.
Project Managed and Implemented Computer to Plate at Bookmart Press and Stoughton facilities
- guided startups.
Implementations were on-time and on budget.
Technical Sales Support throughout the US and Canada, involving customer facing - public
speaking/presentations, and demonstrations on all Courier Fastpath services and webportal
Worked with Kodak software development to optimize performances of their soft proofing
product as it related to book manufacturing.
It has since become the leading industry standard
for soft proofing.
Implemented and installed color management and proofing systems at courier manufacturing
Involving System Brunner and more recently G7/ICC color management compliance
and using GMG Rip reiterative technologies for lower cost inkjet proofing.
Was the technical conduit for all Prinergy workflow bugs and escalated workflow issues across all
Maintained all Prepress Service Contracts corporate wide.
Daniels Printing MerrillEverett, MAElectronic Pre-Press Supervisor06/1994 to 11/2000