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Specialty Graphic Imaging Association

Daniel Gilsdorf

With a B.S. in Industrial Technology (Graphic Arts Management concentration) from the University of Wisconsin-Stout in 1992, Dan began his screen printing career as Production Operator at Kings Graphics, Inc. (Mendota Heights, MN). Following a Laboratory Technician internship at Tetko, Inc. (Briarcliff Manor, NY), he was recruited by Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing (3M)/Imation.

In 1992, Dan worked as an Artwork Specialist in the company's Optical Recording Division, CD Replication Department (Menomonie, WI); between 1993-1995, he served as Graphic Communication Analyst in 3M's Optical Recording Division, Process Engineering Department (Menomonie, WI); from 1995-1997, he became Advanced Printing Technologist in the Optical Recording Division, Optical Technology Center (Vadnais Heights, MN); and in 1997, he worked as Advanced Printing Technologist in the company's Printing and Publishing Division, Matchprint Laser Department (St. Paul, MN).

Also in 1997, he was an adjunct Screen Printing Instructor at the University of Wisconsin-Stout (Menomonie, WI).

Since 1997, Dan has been the Screen Printing Laboratory Manager at Sefar America, Inc./Tetko, Inc. (Burnsville, MN). After relocating the laboratory from New York to Minnesota. He has developed and implemented a training program, managed the development of mesh and adhesive products, provided technical support to customers, and undertaken a series of marketing initiatives.

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