“Empowered In-plants: Tell-All Success Stories from the Field

RSA to moderate this first-ever in-plant panel. Contact moderator, Elisha Kasinskas for details.

By Elisha Kasinskas, Marketing Director

In-plants and corporate print centers from all over voted in May for who they wanted as the “dream team” of top successful in-plants on the first ever in-plant panel at GRAPH EXPO. Voters also submitted questions for panel members.

In-Plant_Panel_Tell_AllLearn the Secrets of Success of the top in-plants chosen by in-plants at the headliner in-plant event at GRAPH EXPO, October 8, 2012.

Billed as the headliner event for the new in-plant education track at GRAPH EXPO , and titled “Empowered In-plants: Tell-All Success Stories from the Field,” this panel session will offer attendees an exclusive view into how the top in-plants they chose are growing their operations, adding services and have become a strategic asset to their organization, and reveal the secret of their operation’s success. The panelists chosen are:

  • Jimmy Friend, Director of UNT Printing and Distribution Solutions, (PDS), University of North Texas in Denton, Texas.  Known as a top quality in-plant operation, UNT has won 53 awards in the past nine years, including the 2012 In-Print Best of Show award in the non-offset category
  • Phil Larson, former Director of AFPress and grafaccent at American Fidelity, an insurance firm based in Oklahoma City, and now President of Shepherd Consulting OK.  Phil is a frequent conference speaker and will be leading a GRAPH EXPO session about how to build variable and multi-channel offerings.
  • Debbie Gallagher, Senior Operations Analyst, Department of Administrative Services (DAS) Publishing & Distribution Department for the State of Oregon- the 4th largest Government in-plant.
  • Gene Voelker, Manager Supply Chain Business Services, Parkview Health.  A non-profit, Parkview is northeast Indiana’s largest healthcare provider and one of the region’s largest employers.

The panel will be moderated by Elisha Kasinskas, Marketing Director of in-plant workflow specialist firm, Rochester Software Associates.

About the Author:

Elisha Kasinskas is Rochester Software Associates’ (RSA) award-winning Marketing Director. She is responsible for all marketing, public relations, social media and communications, and community building for the firm. Ms. Kasinskas joined RSA in 2010. She is a Marketing veteran with over 20 years of experience in sales, product management, and marketing in leading product and service business to business and business to consumer firms, including Pinnacle (Birds Eye) Foods, Global Crossing, Windstream Communications, HSBC, and a number of regional high tech firms. She holds a Rochester Institute of Technology MBA, and a BS in Marketing from Radford University. Ms Kasinskas is a frequent moderator for industry speaking sessions. She was awarded the 2015 In-Plant Printing and Mailing Association (IPMA) Outstanding contributor award, is a 2015 OutputLinks Women of Distinction inductee, and has secured multiple awards from the American Marketing Association (AMA) for recent work at RSA.

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