Rich Thompson, a founder and principle with AdGraphics, the first company to perforate vinyl and incorporate it in large-format printing for vehicle wraps and storefront windows. He has been at the cutting edge of the large-format digital graphics industry since its inception.
He has received the Pioneer Award from The Big Picture and was a faculty member with The Big Picture Conference. He was also one of original members of the Editorial Advisory Board with Digital Graphics Magazine, and is currently on their Technical Advisory Board. He has served on the Board of Directors with DPI, (Digital Printing and Imaging Association) and is currently on the Board of Directors with SGIA, (Specialty Graphic Imaging Association). Rich has been a consultant for both 3M’s Commercial Graphics Customer Advisory Panel and HP’s Customer Advisory Group. He currently is an Advisory Board member for Keiser University and a founding member of GIGA (Global Imaging Graphics Association). Rich has a graduate degree (M.A.) in Anthropology & Cross Cultural Studies. Most recently he was the named the first ever FESPA Hall of Fame inductee as the world’s top printer as selected by his peers.