Idealliance Announces New Research and Development Position
Jeff Collins to Map the Future of the Print and Packaging Supply Chain
Alexandria, VA (August 27, 2020) – Idealliance, the world’s leading global graphic communications industry association, is pleased to announce that Jeff Collins has been named Idealliance’s Vice President of Research & Development. In this new position, Collins will lead Idealliance’s role in redefining print workflows with best practices through the development of new guidelines, specifications and research and training initiatives. He will expand the association’s “how-to” curriculum across all Idealliance training platforms including its new shift to providing live online training.
Collins joined the Idealliance Team in 2018 and is recognized globally for his expertise in print technologies and workflows. Prior to joining Idealliance he served as Vice-Chairman for Idealliance’s GRACoL Working Group from 2006-2014. He was also an active member of the Print Properties Council (PPC), where core global print standards are developed.
“As Idealliance looks to the future of the print and packaging supply chain, explores cutting-edge technology such as artificial intelligence (AI) and the Internet of Things (IoT), strives to create relevant training and certification courses in color management, and identifies new ways to streamline and standardize the industry, we needed someone to lead the charge,” said Dick Ryan, Idealliance Acting CEO. “Jeff is perfect for the job. He is well-connected with what is happening in the industry, and has already been responsible for planning, demonstrating, and explaining best practices in a wide range of business scenarios to promote more efficient and cost-effective print technologies and workflows. In this expanded role, he will have even more impact.”
Previous roles working for Konica Minolta, Koenig & Bauer, Creo, and Scitex—positions in both digital press technology and traditional web and offset—gave Collins a front row seat in the development and transformation of the industry. His manufacturing experience spans the gamut of printed products in packaging, labels, publications, e-commerce, and premedia/service bureaus.
As Vice President of R&D, Collins will continue to work closely with the entire supply chain to create and evangelize new and evolving programs on the practical advantages of color management best practices, print technologies, and standardized workflows to place Idealliance in the forefront of print communication architecture. He will improve and expand informational and educational content and develop new certification and training programs that serve the global marketplace. He will also continue to host the popular weekly Idealliance GAMUT Podcast, reaching thousands globally in the print and packaging supply chain.
If you have a topic or suggested speaker for the podcast, or ideas for the future of the industry, you can reach Jeff Collins at email@example.com, or 703.837.1062.
For additional information about Idealliance, Membership, or general questions, please contact David Steinhardt, Managing Director, Idealliance, at 703.887.7680 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Idealliance is a global graphic communications industry association. With its legacy reaching back to 1896 Idealliance is a catalyst for workflow transformation and connector for supply chain partners in the broad spectrum of print and packaging. We seek to provide an environment where, together, supply chain partners can innovate the way print is created and produced around the globe. Our specifications have changed the graphic communications supply chain by creating state-of-the-art architectures for production workflows. Our education and certification curriculum is the world’s foremost certifying platform to energize professionals, systems, and facilities. Idealliance members encompass brands, content and media creators, creative agencies and design teams, material suppliers, OEMs, print service providers, technology developers. Join us to create the future of our industry at www.idealliance.org.