Montreal-based Ultimate TechnoGraphics, the industry leader in print imposition and finishing automation, has appointed Andrew Bailes-Collins as Head of Product Management.Previously Senior Product Manager at Enfocus for the PitStop family of products, he started his career in prepress, and for the last two decades has been working within product management with PDF-based prepress applications. Collins is also Technical Officer of the Ghent Workgroup and is an industry expert in the utilization and tools for PDF workflows.
“I’m very pleased and excited to be joining Ultimate as it’s a very dynamic and respected company in the industry,” he said. “Also, it’s perfect timing as the automation journey for many print service providers is increasingly shifting to focus on the efficiency, performance and profitability of printing and finishing processes. I believe Ultimate’s solutions, with the automated imposition, ganging and nesting capabilities, combined with the ability to automate finishing equipment, are perfectly placed to provide the solutions to meet this growing need.This new role will allow me to cover every aspect of the print workflow and work more closely with imposition and finishing automation, both of which are the future of print production efficiency.”
Ultimate TechnoGraphics invented digital imposition in 1989 and has been a leading developer in imposition and finishing automation since that time, helping printers worldwide with future proofing and automating their workflows. With the launch of its latest new generation of Ultimate Impostrip and its connectivity to finishing, Ultimate’s solutions have become a main pillar to building a productive print operation and an agnostic workflow solution capable of feeding all presses. “We are thrilled to have Andrew join the team,” said Julie Watson, CEO of Ultimate TechnoGraphics. “Andrew is not only a seasoned professional and PDF expert, but he’s also very knowledgeable about the challenges printers face every day and how this can be addressed. Together with the entire Ultimate team, we’ll continue providing key solutions to enhance productivity. The end goal at Ultimate is to ensure the success of our customers and the entire print industry.”