Patrick Bolan, President and CEO of Avanti Computer Systems Ltd. in Toronto, has been appointed to the CIP4 Advisory Board.
Best known for its development of the Job Definition Format (JDF) manufacturing protocol, CIP4 is an organization comprised of print vendors from all ends of the workflow spectrum, consultants, and printers who are focused on process automation. As part of its JDF development, CIP4 tests product interoperability in pre-press, press and post-press.
“Automation has become a critical component of printing and JDF continues to evolve to encompass advances in digital printing, post-press automation, wide-format printing and packaging. MIS systems such as Avanti’s have become the hub of automated printing operations and it is important that CIP4 keep up with the industry and MIS systems,” said CIP4 Executive Director James Harvey. “That’s why Mr. Bolan’s commitment to continue on the CIP4 Advisory Board is important; he brings with him an understanding of what printers need today and in the future.”
Bolan is a representative of the full level class of CIP4 membership, which is comprised mainly of systems and software vendors. He is responsible for Avanti’s corporate strategy and business development.
“Avanti continues to invest in JDF integration and automation, as we add more Web-to-print, pre-press, press and post-press vendors and technologies to our growing roster of integrations,” said Bolan. “Avanti customers are seeing a rapid return on their investments in automation projects as they reduce the turnaround time and eliminate touch-points on the job as it makes its way through production.