Ragy has been active in the graphic arts since 1975. He has been awarded four patents for inventions in printing related technologies.
Liam O’Hara is an assistant professor for the Department of Graphic Communications at Clemson University. He obtained a Master’s Degree in Graphic Communications from Clemson in 1997 and began working as creative services manager at Phoenix Packaging in Winston-Salem, performing graphic and structural design for corrugated packaging. Liam returned to Clemson in 2001 to teach courses on press characterization, color management, inks and substrates and introductory graphic courses. He has been a TAGA member and the student advisor to the Clemson Chapter for the past seven years. He has served on the Board of Directors for two years and is currently the editor of the TAGA Journal of Graphic Technology.
John Seymour is the principal engineer for QuadTech, where he has been doing research in printing, color theory, and imaging since 1992. John was instrumental in the development of QuadTech’s Color Control System and AcuCam. John currently holds fifteen patents and has authored over twenty technical papers. He is an expert on the Committee for Graphic Arts Technologies Standards and ISO TC 130 and currently serves on the board of the Technical Association of the Graphic Arts.
James Mauro began his career in the graphic arts and printing Industry in 1983. With continuous service at Heidelberg USA, he has held various positions leading to his current responsibility as product manager for Prinect Press products, including press control and quality control systems, as well as pressroom integration and security printing. He has been a frequent speaker and participant in many industry events and a regular contributor to well-known industry publications.
Jim is a TAGA member and has served on the advisory boards for various Printing Industries of America and GATF events as well as the NAPL Applied Technology Conference.
Continuing as TAGA Officers are: Paul Cousineau, Don Duncan, Alexandra Pekarovicova, and Björn Kruse.
Continuing TAGA Board Members are: Charles Gehman, Yung-Cheng Hsieh, Brian Lawler, William Li, Rick Riegger, Erwin Widmer, and Yu-Ju (Mandy) Wu.
The Board of Directors of TAGA recognizes professionals with distinguished careers to receive The Michael H. Bruno Award for Outstanding Contributions to the Graphic Arts Industry. Earlier in 2012, Dr. James C. King and Dr. John E. Warnock were recognized for their significant contributions to the printing and graphic arts community. For more information on these honored recipients, please see the 2012 Bruno Award Press Release.
The 65th Annual Technical Conference will be held February 3–6, 2013 in Portland, Oregon. New to the TAGA Annual Conference, Scientific Papers as well as Technical Innovation Papers will be accepted for the first time ever. Scientific Papers are based on emerging science, technology, and the application of all forms of graphic technology and printing processes. Technical Innovation Papers will cover topics where a broad technology perspective needs to be provided. Papers accepted and presented at the conference will be published in the 2013 TAGA Proceedings. The deadline for submissions is June 15, 2012.