2019 Advisory Board

  • Ken Bach

    Business Development Director Aberdeen Fabrics

    Ken has 30 years of experience in the digital imagining industry, starting in customer service and field work to business development. Ken has been a nationwide Director of Service and Sales Director, with customers such as HP, Mimaki, Vutek, Cannon and Agfa. In this role, Ken was providing hardware and software solutions to his customers. For the last 12 years, Ken has focused on the digital fabric printing and the dye sublimation industry. He brings a unique perspective to the industry looking at hardware, application and supplies and keeping up industry trends. Currently he is the Business Development Director for Aberdeen Fabrics, a leader in supplying high quality printable fabrics directly to the graphic’s industry.

  • Ford Bowers

    President and CEO Specialty Graphic Imaging Association (SGIA)

    Ford Bowers entered the printing industry as an account manager for Miller Zell, a leading  retail/POP print and service provider,  in 2006. He became the vice president and general manager of the Graphic Center at Miller Zell in 2008, leading the company through the transition from analog (screen and litho) to mostly digital print production. In January of 2016, he became the president and CEO of the Specialty Graphic Imaging Association, where he continues his involvement in the industry through SGIA’s focus on education, information and the development of its various imaging communities.Ford Bowers entered the printing industry as an account manager for Miller Zell, a leading retail/POP print and service provider, in 2006. He became the vice president and general manager of the Graphic Center at Miller Zell in 2008, leading the company through the transition from analog (screen and litho) to mostly digital print production. In January of 2016, he became the president and CEO of the Specialty Graphic Imaging Association, where he continues his involvement in the industry through SGIA’s focus on education, information and the development of its various imaging communities.

  • David Brewer

    Chief Technology Officer (CTO) Image Options

    Dave has over 34 years of experience in the graphic communications industry. Currently he is the Chief Technology Officer at Image Options as well as a partner in the business .

    Prior to joining Image Options in 2011 Dave held multiple operations and technology positions at Vertis Communications. In 1990 he was a founding partner of a premedia company called Pacific Color Connection.

    From 1983 -1990 Dave was the corporate systems coordinator for American Color. Mr. Brewer attended the University of the Pacific where he was a scholar athlete graduating with a B.A.  

  • Katelyn Lee

    Specialty Applications Chemist, Textile Chemistry Research Cotton Incorporated

    Katelyn Lee manages the digital printing laboratory at Cotton Incorporated, a non-profit company that works to increase the demand for and profitability of cotton through research and promotion. She currently serves as the committee chair for RA80-Printing Technology in the American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists. Katelyn graduated from North Carolina State University with a B.S. in Polymer and Color Chemistry. 

  • Liz Logue

    Senior Director Corporate Business Development EFI, US

    As the Sr. Director of Corporate Business Development for one of the most active companies in print technology acquisitions, Liz Logue is responsible for planning, market evaluation and execution behind EFI’s strategic M&A activity. In that role, she has helped EFI identify the next key segment applications that enable EFI customers to capitalize on the accelerating analog to digital transformation in print. Her work in corporate development has included directing or assisting in EFI’s strategic moves into the ceramics and textiles while assisting in strategic product development, working with engineering, ink and software teams to implement the correct solution for the target market.

    Prior to joining EFI in 2008, Logue worked for 10 years in various roles at IT Strategies, a specialized strategic consultancy company focused on the digital print industry. In her roles she advised hardware, ink and software vendors on corporate, product and M&A strategy. She also managed research initiatives, maintained industry relationships and kept abreast of the latest technology developments.

    Logue, who lives in the Boston area, has a BA in marketing and finance from Simmons College. She has traveled extensively throughout Europe and Asia and is a frequent speaker at industry events.

     

  • Meagan Tyler

    Product Merchandising Manager Colosseum Athletics

    Meagan Tyler is the Product Merchandising Manager at Colosseum Athletics.  With more than 10 years experience in apparel development, production and sourcing, she is specialized in graphic printing and embellishment.  Her experience with athletic apparel has given her strong insight to the challenges manufacturers face when digitally printing technical and innovative fabrics.