Dr. Ken Macro is to join NorQuest College’s Centre for Excellence in Print Media, as a visiting professor, from June 13 to August 30, 2011. The Edmonton-based college began its Visiting Professor Program, funded through Western Economic Diversification and Productivity Alberta, earlier this year with the arrival of Ryerson University’s Dr. Abhay Sharma.
“I am elated and honoured to accept a visiting professor position at NorQuest College’s Centre for Excellence in Print Media,” said Macro. “I am looking forward to rolling up my sleeves and working with production personnel and executives from successful and progressive printing companies in Alberta to research production efficacy and to improve throughput, output and, hopefully, mindsets.”
Dr. Macro is a faculty member of the Graphic Communication program at California Polytechnic State University, located in San Luis Obispo, California. He is the co-author of the book Lean Printing: Pathways to Success. He will be working with print companies in northern Alberta for up to nine weeks to improve productivity and processes through a lean manufacturing program.
“It is a wonderful opportunity to have someone with Dr. Macro’s experience engaging companies in Western Canada through the Centre,” said Josh Ramsbottom, Principal, NorQuest’s Centre for Excellence in Print Media. “His expertise will advance our mission to help make the print industry more productive and competitive.”