ASDPT New Members Inducted During the 2017 SGIA Expo:
Debbie Thorp is Business Development Director at Global Inkjet Systems Ltd (GIS), a leading developer of RIP software, drivers, electronics and ink system components for industrial inkjet printheads.
She has spent more than 25 years in digital printing. In the late 1990s, Thorpe was Head of Group Marketing at Xaar Plc, and then moved on to be Director of Business Development at AIP Ltd, a liquid toner technology development project. Before joining GIS, Thorp was Vice President, EMEA Operations at iTi, an inkjet integrator and materials deposition device manufacturer.
Earlier in her career, Thorp spent over 10 years in senior positions at specialist digital printing consultancy companies BIS Strategic Decisions, IT Strategies and CAP Ventures (now InfoTrends).
Tim Quinn, lead consultant for Nazdar, offers decades of experience in presenting innovative solutions to printers for a range of technical processes from prepress and workflow file automation to color control and print production analysis. He is certified for both G7 and G7 Process Control. Quinn has worked for Nazdar since 1997.
In 2011, he received the Idealliance Circle Award for his development of a major advancement in G7 calibration. Quinn’s theory of the neutrality of cyan, magenta and yellow printing at 100 percent and stacked on a process color image was a major factor in the success of neutral print density calibration.
Bill is an international screenprinting consultant, national award-winning graphic designer and screenprinter, and graphic technology professional. He grew up in the screenprinting industry working in the family screenprinting business. After serving in the military during the Vietnam Conflict, first in communications – decoding encrypted messages – and later as a radarman, Hood opened his first screenprinting shop, while attending Sam Houston University majoring in fine art and printmaking.
He has been fortunate to gain expertise in most segments of the screenprinting technologies, and in all of the various departments; business operation, marketing and sales, art creation, screenmaking, ink transfer process, and press production. He has written over 75 books and authored thousands of articles. He has consulted with over 8,000 screenprinters over the past 4 decades. He is an internationally recognized speaker at numerous events and has judged screenprinting awards both in the USA and India. He is the recipient of two Swormstedt Awards and has been honored as an inductee into the prestigious Academy of Screen and Digital Printing Technologies. He is a Lifetime Member of the Specialty Graphic Imaging Association (SGIA).