Sean Smyth has spent over 25 years in the industry in senior technology positions for a variety of print businesses across the supply chain, in hands on and consultancy roles. He helps companies make money through the appropriate use of technology.
Sean has a deep knowledge of the global print market, and a key member of the team providing quantitative market data and forecasts for the printing, paper and packaging industry. He authors off-the-shelf market studies and provides strategic consultancy services to a range of clients across the value chain.
Sean has a strong background in appropriate application of technology to print, implementing digital print systems, MIS and workflows to take time and cost out of the print supply chain. In 1994 he became Technical Director of Rexam, where the first colour digital presses in the UK were installed and he has extensive experience of digital printing. He has written many books and market studies on the future, print technology and digital print, including Smithers' flagship title "The Print & Production Manual" and the "Future of Global Print Markets".
Kerry Drake has 30 plus years in the Creative Consumer Products Packaging and Point of Purchase Display industry. For the past 19 years has been delivering technology products to both packaging and consumer products companies that offer traditional design tools to non-designers.
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Douglas Bugner received his B.S. in Chemistry from The Ohio State University and his M.S. and Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry from UCLA. He has over 35 years of experience at Eastman Kodak Company researching, developing and commercializing inks and coatings for both electrophotography and inkjet printing systems. Since 2006, he has led the advanced development and commercialization of the pigmented inks and co-optimized paper and film treatments for Kodak’s high-speed continuous inkjet presses. He is currently Director, Materials R&D, Digital Print, Eastman Kodak Company. He holds 69 U.S. Patents and has authored over 50 scientific publications.
Susan E Bailey, Business Development Manager, Specialty and Digital Print, Michelman
Susan Bailey has a wide-angle view of high-speed inkjet presses from raw materials and printhead construction to formulated systems and press side applications. She holds a Ph.D. in Chemistry from the University of California, Los Angeles, and undergraduate degrees in Chemistry and Molecular Biology from the University of California, Berkeley. At Hewlett Packard, she first experienced the fundamentals of inkjet systems in imprint and specialty printing markets. Through the development of semi-conductor processing at Brewer Science and raw material design at IGM Resins, Susan saw firsthand how the individual component level decisions drive performance and market reach for inkjet application. Since joining Michelman in 2018, Susan has promoted primer and tailored aqueous overprint coatings with OEM and integration partners to provide inkjet press owners robust system solutions that offer confidence to expand their press use and inkjet applications in the print marketplace. Susan currently serves the industry presently as President of RadTech International North America.
Genara Andrade, Americas New Business Development Leader for DuPont Industrial Solutions, is responsible for identifying new opportunities requiring innovative solutions that build on the core capabilities of the Artistri® Digital Ink, Cyrel® Solutions, and Display Materials businesses. Prior to assuming the NBD role Genara led technical teams developing aqueous ink solutions for the Artistri® Digital Ink product line. Genara holds a PhD in Organic Chemistry from the Georgia Institute of Technology.
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James Bullington, Professional Engineer, is the chief technology officer (CTO). He joined LSINC in 2012 as director of engineering and was then promoted to vice president of engineering, prototyping and manufacturing.
As CTO, Bullington develops key relationships to advance growth in niche markets and focus on innovation in technology areas. He also is responsible for ensuring protection of the company’s intellectual property as it pertains to engineering and product development.
Bullington, who holds more than eleven patents, is a Professional Engineer with a Master’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering and deep experience in product engineering devices from electronic enclosures the size of a business card to flight simulators 27 feet tall.
His background includes extensive work in thermal and structural analysis, molded design, conceptualization of new products, electronics integration, manufacturing enablement, minimizing production costs, and mechanical engineering.
Ted Samotis, HP WW Director of Corrugated GTM for the PageWide Industrial business, has been involved in the graphic packaging industry for over twenty years, and he is a passionate innovator and leader in the digital transformation of the corrugated industry.
Prior to joining HP, Ted lead the formation and growth of Georgia-Pacific’s Hummingbird digital packaging arm in North America. Hummingbird was the first in North America to install a T400S and T1100 for corrugated pre-print application.
Ted has extensive experience in the graphic packaging and display industry having served in diverse roles from supervisor to Vice President and General Manager with multiple organizations, including Chesapeake Corporation, Menasha Packaging, and Georgia-Pacific.
Prior to joining the business community, Ted served as an officer in the U.S. Army upon his graduation from the U.S. Military Academy, at West Point.
Ted and his wife, Suzette, reside in Erlanger, KY where they raised their five children.
Florian is leading the digital technology development at Polytype, an international development and plant engineering company. Its core expertise and market leadership cover metal packaging, printing on plastic cups and tubes and digital printing technology. Since joining the company in 2010 he has been working on a broad range of industrial digital printing machines. He holds a master’s degree in mechatronics with a special focus on digital printing.
Lloyd brings to Domino over 30 years of experience. His career includes roles as sales development manager, national & regional sales manager, and regional market director. Companies fortunate to have had Lloyd on their team over the past 20+ years include EFI, HP, and Bobst in which he was responsible for sales of digital and traditional corrugated printing machinery. Prior to that, Lloyd spent 12 years at Diagraph, providing coding, marking & labeling solutions to brand owners for their products and packaging.
Lloyd’s career in corrugated began with Bobst, where he spent 15 years selling corrugated and folded carton machinery throughout the USA. Over the past 6+ years he has been providing both single-pass and multi-pass digital solutions to the corrugated industry with HP, and most recently EFI.
Lloyd is very involved with AICC where he serves as an Ambassador… introducing new, incoming members to existing AICC members and helping them get acclimated and feel welcomed within the association.
Lloyd’s LinkedIn profile sums up his business focus. “I help corrugated and packaging companies with their transition from traditional flexo printing and litho-lam technologies into single-pass digital printing.”
Michael Brice is a 36-year printing ink industry veteran. He has served in every capacity: lab technician, colormatching, manufacturing, inplant technician and management, sales and senior level management. Mike became Chief Operating Officer of Superior Printing Inks in 2000 and named its President and COO in 2003. He also worked in the energy sector and then for Squid Ink Manufacturing for two years until he joined INX International Ink Company in Nov, 2011. Michael has served INX in a sales capacity as well as organizing and managing INX’s North American distribution effort. Mike was appointed Director of Offset Operations in 2012 and then as Vice President of Offset Operations in 2013. In 2018, Mike became Vice President of Sales and Business Development. Mike has served on various industry boards and organizations. Currently he is a member of Printing United Alliance’s Suppliers and Manufacturers Council.