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Dscoop announces new partnership program, board of directors

January 24, 2014

Dscoop (Digital Solutions Cooperative) is introducing in 2014 a special limited Partner level for first-timers. This new package welcomes new Partners to the Dscoop community and allows companies to gain exposure to their target audience of HP Graphic Arts users at Dscoop9: Break the Mold, March 6-8, 2014 in Orlando, FL.

Dscoop also announced opportunities for the Dscoop9 mobile app, a technology that allows Partners to take advantage of a far-reaching, cost-effective way of advertising their brand before, during and after the annual conference. The mobile app will be distributed via free download to all attendees and will be accessible on a variety of platforms.

By engaging with Dscoop members, Partners gain direct access to HP Graphic Arts users who make the final decision to purchase products that make their businesses more profitable.

To maximize the Partner experience, a number of Partnership opportunities are available year-round. A Dscoop Partnership also allows for increased exposure in North America and throughout the digital printing industry. For a full list of Partnership levels, visit and download the 2014 North America Prospectus.

Prospective Partners are encouraged to act quickly as space for sponsorship opportunities is limited and sells out quickly. For more information about how to get involved, contact Rebecca Baker, Dscoop sales manager, at

Dscoop’s 2013-2014 Board of Directors
Dscoop has announced its 2013-2014 Board of Directors for all regions. These leadership teams from each region oversee the strategy, vision and actions that affect the thousands of Dscoop members worldwide.

Mike Fogarty, Dscoop global executive director, comments, “As Dscoop continues to grow membership around the globe, we know it is imperative to gather leaders within each of our regions to ensure strategic direction and decisions are aligned and implemented throughout the entire organization.This unique group of industry leaders drives thought leadership, education and member initiatives that allow our members to benefit from a global perspective of the industry.”

“Each regional board of directors brings a high-level of industry knowledge, management experience and leadership to our cooperative,” adds Chris Petro, global chairman. “Their insight and expertise will be invaluable as we continue to advance the power of digital print and enhance the benefits of being a Dscoop member.”

Mike Fogarty, global executive director, will oversee the global board of directors. The global board is comprised of:
Chairman – Chris Petro, Global Soft Digital Solutions (USA)
David Minnett, Group Momentum (Australia)
Yukinori Okamoto, Pullcast, Inc. (Japan)
Gary Peeling, Precision Printing (UK)
Mark Sarpa, Progressive Solutions (USA)
Jon Tolley, Prime Print Group (UK)
Alon Bar-Shany, HP (Israel)
Jan Riecher, HP (USA)
Advisor – Larry Vaughn, Seebridge Media (USA)

North America Board of Directors
Mike Fogarty also oversees the North America board of directors. This team includes:
Chairman – Mark Sarpa, Progressive Solutions
Jay Dollries, Innovative Labeling Solutions
Mike Duggal, Duggal Visual Solutions, Inc.
Tim Flaman, West Canadian Digital Imaging
Gary Garner, GLS Companies, Inc.
Chuck Gehman, Standard Register
Susan Moore, DPI Inc. an RPI Company
Howard Owen, Stafford Printing
Ed Wiegand, The Matlet Group, LLC
Yogev Barak, HP
Jan Riecher, HP

Europe, Middle East and Africa
The EMEA Board of Directors is overseen by Peter van Teeseling, EMEA executive director. The EMEA region is led by:
Chairman – Jon Tolley, Prime Group (UK)
Jon Bailey, ProCo (UK)
Vincenzo Cirimele, and Varigrafica Alto Lazio (Italy)
Eran Friedman, Ilan Print Ltd. (Israel)
Gary Peeling, Precision Printing Co. Ltd. (U.K.)
Cees Schouten, Geostick BV (The Netherlands)
Yogev Barak, HP (Israel)
Ronen Zioni, HP (Spain)

Asia-Pacific and Japan (APJ)
Chairman – Yukinori “Yuki” Okamoto, Pullcast, Inc. (Japan)
David Minnett, Group Momentum (Australia)
Sameer Bindra, BUZZ IMC (India)
Keith Ferrel, Cactus Imaging (Australia)
Christian Soeseno, Subur Printing (Indonesia)
LingYun (Nick) Wang, Shanghai Linyeah Digital Printing Co. (China)
Simon Lewis, HP (Israel)
Gido van Praag, HP (Singapore)

The 2013-2014 Dscoop board positions went into effect November 1, 2013.
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