In the past, printing, publishing, and imaging companies needing assistance in the way of troubleshooting, problem-solving, technical auditing, training, environmental and safety compliance, or overall company assessments for improving methods, techniques, equipment, and personnel, would go to national or local industry associations for such services. However, with the downsizing or elimination of many associations, the availability of such services has been greatly reduced.
The Directory of Graphic Communication Advisors is the “brainchild” of industry guru Raymond Prince. Prince reached out to some of the most experienced and sought-after experts in the field and brought them together as a “one-stop-shopping” resource for all facets of the printing, publishing, and imaging industry. This includes print service providers, OEMs, software developers, as well as graphic communication companies already into, or wanting to develop services in, non-print digital imaging.
Prince says, “This website offers a directory of printing, publishing, and imaging experts. Many are some of the most visible authorities, researchers, management and technical experts, and best-known authors in the graphic communication field. They bring the power of their deep expertise and problem-solving acumen to bear on some of the industry’s most difficult problems. They are ready to serve.”
The website includes a brief background and a link to resumes for the founding Graphic Communication Advisors, including: Sid Chadwick, Gary G. Field, Laura Gale, Raymond Hartman, Hal Hinderliter, Nelson Ho, John E. Hyde, Frank Kanonik, Malcolm Keif, Harvey R. Levenson, William J. McLauchlan, Michael Murphy, Ray Prince, Frank Romano, Peter A. Schlosser, Steve Suffoletto, John P. Sweeney, Robert C. Tapella, Janet Treer, Richard D. Warner, and William F. Woods, Jr.