2017 Graphic Users’ Association conference

GUA 2017 BOARD MEMBERS

Stephan Lavey

STEPHEN LAVEY

President of EAMER GUA Board

PAUL BARTSCH

PAUL BARTSCH

EAMER GUA Board Member

RÜDIGER BRÄNDLE

RÜDIGER BRÄNDLE

EAMER GUA Board Member

PIOTR MIEDZINSKI

PIOTR MIEDZINSKI

EAMER GUA Board Member

FRANK DITTMANN

FRANK DITTMANN

EAMER GUA Board Member

JOHAN VANOETEREN

JOHAN VANOETEREN

EAMER GUA Board Member

RENÉ MØLSTEDD

RENÉ MØLSTED

EAMER GUA Board Member

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Stephen Lavey

Stephen Lavey

Walter Digital GmbH
 |  IT and Workflow Administration

Joining the printing trade in the '80's, Stephen initially worked as a conventional photo-lithographer before moving into the areas of electronic page assembly and drum scanning. Stephen has lived and worked in the UK, South Africa and Germany, and today specialises in process optimisation and workflow solutions in the printing industry, using products from Kodak, InPress and Xinet. In 2002 he joined Walter Digital in Stuttgart, Germany and runs the IT and workflow administration.

“If you're involved in workflow, the GUA is something you don't want to miss. It's a great opportunity to network, find solutions and share knowledge.”

Paul Bartsch

Paul Bartsch

Roto Smeets Group
 |  Senior Workflow Manager\ ICT Manager RSW

After his study in the navy with a degree in ICT, Paul starts working in the Printing industry in 1994. Paul is involved into worflow and CTP from the very beginning of the development in Platemaster/ Prinergy starting in 1996. Within Roto Smeets Group, one of the largest printers in Europe, Paul is responsible for integration and workflow from Customer to Plate/ Cylinder and Manager Corporate Information Managment and Workflow. The latest project is the integration from the MIS to Prinergy with the help of RBA and JDF.

“I was involved with the GUA already at the second CUA in Chicago. As an international board member and former President of the EAMER Board, we see lots of benefits to be an active member within the GUA. Sharing knowledge, hearing the latest and best from Kodak, networking with from Europe makes the involvement and visit within the GUA a word full asset for our company.”

Rüdiger Brändle

RÜDIGER BRÄNDLE

KonradinHeckel
 |  Assistant Prepress Manager

Rüdiger Brändle is Assistant Prepress Manager for KonradinHeckel (Konradin Publishing Group) in Germany. KonradinHeckel, a sheetfed and web offset printer, produces magazines, catalogues, registers and inserts. Ruediger started as typesetter in different printing companies in 1992. As Prepress workflow administrator he is working since 2003 with Kodak PRINERGY and Kodak InSite portal products.

“The GUA is a great possibility to network within the graphic industry. On the annual GUA conference you get information on current and future technology at first hand and can talk one on one to Kodak staff and can share in best practice from other users.”

Piotr Miedzinski

PIOTR MIEDZINSKI

LSC Communications Europe Sp. z o.o.
 |  CTP Deputy Manager

“We have been PRINERGY users since 1999. Despite our considerable knowledge and experience, we take the annual opportunity to meet with the people responsible for the development of the system. Almost every year we come back with ideas which we manage to apply in real-life situations. Quite important is also the fact that we can have an impact on the way software will be developed. Each of the previous meetings has been a great opportunity to learn something new.”

Frank Dittmann

FRANK DITTMANN

Merlin Group, Germany
 |  Founder and Head of the Merlin Group

Frank Dittmann founded the Merlin Group in 1985, he started out with a typesetting-studio. He was one of the first DTP service provider and constantly pushed for further development. Furthermore he expanded his company rapidly throughout the last decades.

“The GUA for me is a great opportunity to meet other users of KODAK technology in a familiar, but also professional atmosphere. The program is always well put together and therefore I find it very important for our company to participate and network during this yearly event.”

JOHAN VANOETEREN

JOHAN VANOETEREN

Walter Digital GmbH
 |  IT and Workflow Administration

For the last 28 years I have been working for Roularta, Belgium’s largest magazine editor. Graduated as an electronics engineer in 1986, I started with programming step and repeat machines. Little later, I moved to the film mounting department where at that time the digital revolution began. There I was responsible for impositioning (PREPS) and became a prepress workflow specialist.From 1999 onwards, I’ve rolled out the Creo workflows in Roularta.

René Mølsted

RENÉ MØLSTED

Rosendahls a/s
 |  Prepress Manager & Workflow Administrator

René Mølsted is prepress manager at Rosendahls a/s in Denmark. Rosendahls a/s is a sheetfed offset and digital that produces magazines, catalogues and inlays for pharmaceuticals among others. René is working with a whole range of products within the KODAK Unified Workflow range that includes KODAK Prinergy, KODAK Prepress Portal, KODAK Business Link, RBA and more.

“It is a great opportunity to meet other KODAK users from the industry, have a chat with the product managers from KODAK and exchange ideas and solutions on the everyday challenges.”