The Graphic Users Association (GUA) announces the addition of five members to its North American board of directors. The newly-appointed board members include Garry Gunter, Contac Services; Mark Jetzer, Amway; Eddie Kopaczynski, Graphics Packaging; Randy Mayer, Trisoft Graphics; and Tim Palmer, Kodak.
The new directors represent a cross section of the graphic communications industry including digital printing, marketing services providers, packaging, and in-plant. For more information about the entire GUA board of directors, visit https://ecentral.kodak.com/CUA/board/index.asp.
“GUA is pleased to welcome these highly-qualified professionals to the board,” said Tom Clifford, Digital Development Director, HC Miller Company; President, GUA. “Their diverse backgrounds enhance our ability to provide GUA members with best practices, perspectives and solutions that will help take their businesses to the next level.”
“Growing to New Heights” is the theme of the GUA North American Conference, which takes place June 6 through 10 at the InterContinental Hotel in New Orleans. Chris Payne, Director of Strategy & Marketing, Graphic Communications Group and Vice President, Office of the Chief Marketing Officer, Kodak, has been named keynote speaker at the event. Payne will provide a corporate update on Kodak and the company’s strategy for its graphic communications business. Following his remarks, Payne will introduce other executives from Kodak who will be on hand to meet with conference attendees.
“The GUA conference’s focus on helping attendees grow their businesses and improve their bottom lines has always made it one of the most important events that I attend each year,” said Garry Gunter. “The conference provides a unique opportunity to learn from and share information with peers and suppliers. I look forward to helping shape the direction of future conferences and the organization overall in my new role as a GUA board member.”
Sponsored by Kodak and managed by the GUA Board, the GUA Conference is open to all users of KODAK Solutions and Services. GUA members and—new this year—non-members will have the opportunity to connect directly with industry peers, Kodak’s Product Managers, Developers and Executives throughout the conference. Attendees will hear about trends and solutions in digital print, workflow, packaging, integrated marketing campaigns, and expanded services. Session topics include:
• Tools to Help Grow Your Business and Improve your ROI
• Tips and Tricks
• Optimize Your Workflow—Sneak Peek at Kodak Prinergy 6
• Take-Away Techniques
• Share Feedback
• Hands-on Training
• Best Practices/Case Studies
• Tools to Deliver Effective Marketing Campaigns
• Enabling Revenue Growth and New Applications
To view a video from an educational session at last year’s GUA Conference discussing the transition from print service provider to marketing services provider, go to http://bit.ly/dRpuFf.
Attendees of the GUA Conference will receive a $3,000 U.S. dollars (USD) credit toward the purchase of KODAK Solutions. A company sending more than one attendee is eligible to receive up to three credits for a value up to $9,000 USD. The offer expires on November 30, 2011. The Early Bird $200 discount has been extended to May 13; the fee is $995 USD per person for members and $1,095 USD per person for non-members. After May 13 the fee is $1,195 USD per person for GUA members and $1,295 USD per person for non-members. To register now, go to http://bit.ly/eEtbbI.