Board of Directors: Americas
President, Innovative Labeling Solutions
Jay Dollries has been at the helm of ILS since its inception more than 18 years ago when he founded the company. Since 2005, when ILS first entered the digital printing sector, his objective was to strategically grow the division as a core business. With a vision to evolve into digital packaging specialists, the ILS portfolio of services has grown to be one of the most comprehensive in the industry. With four HP Indigo 6600 print presses, ILS offers complete solutions for prime labels, flexible packaging, shrink sleeves and folding cartons for consumer product companies. Additionally, with the launch of the first ever HP Indigo 20000, ILS has positioned itself to reach an even greater segment of the consumer packaging goods industry.
Acknowledgements such as the HP Circle Award, Proctor & Gamble Innovation Award, and numerous printing and packaging medals have catapulted ILS to the forefront of the packaging arena. As innovators in this ever-evolving space, Jay is regularly requested as a speaker for industry events. ILS is widely considered a catalyst in the growth and adoption of digital technology and a worldwide leader for labels and packaging.
Owner, Stafford Printing
Howard C. Owen joined the Dscoop Board of Directors in 2014 after volunteering for several years on the Quarterly Newsletter staff. Owen is passionate about the newsletter and remains involved in what is now the Global Quarterly. He also is the treasurer of the organization, and is finishing up a four-year stint on the Conference Committee.
Owen graduated from a small Virginia liberal arts college with a degree in communications and spent four years as a beat reporter covering coal, courts and cops throughout the Virginia coalfields before starting a weekly newspaper in a rural Virginia county. Five years later he sold his interest in the paper to start Stafford Printing, an offset and digital printing company located 35 miles south of Washington, DC.
Owen is a proponent of being an active member of your professional organization. He believes the educational benefits and relationship building afforded by Dscoop far outweighs the time spent volunteering.
In his spare moments, Owen enjoys spending time with his family and Alabama football.
Vice President & General Manager, Indigo & IHPS AMS, HP, Inc.
Haim Levit is an experienced leader in the printing industry. In his 20+ years with HP-Indigo, Haim has successfully performed a wide spectrum of leadership roles ranging from Global Procurement Management, NA Supplies Business Management and NA Business Director before he was nominated as the Vice President and General Manager for HP’s Americas Indigo and Pagewide Web Press (formerly IHPS) in July 2014. Under his leadership, Haim has placed the HP customers at the center of the stage and at the highest levels of strategic importance. He is proactively leading a change in HP’s Go-To-Market structure that focuses on increased efficiencies and maximization of existing resources to drive customers growth and profitability. With that levels of passion and proactivity, Haim was able to successfully grow the HP business and deliver more than 25% growth in pages between HP Indigo and PWP annually. During his current tenure, HP has increased its leadership in the market, exceeding 60% market share!
Haim joined the Dscoop board in 2015. He graduated in 1999 from the Tel Aviv University with a BS in Industrial Engineering. Haim is married with 3 wonderful kids and resides in Marietta, Georgia. In his free time he enjoys riding bikes, reading books and spending quality time with his family.
Director of Business Management, Indigo Division, HP
Yogev Barak is the director of business management at the Indigo Division of Hewlett-Packard. He is responsible for product management, marketing and business development of the of HP Indigo portfolio. Prior to joining HP, Barak served 14 years at Applied Materials, the world's largest semiconductor capital equipment manufacturer, where he held various positions in research and development, marketing, and business management. Barak holds a Bachelor's of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Tel Aviv University.
Rick Bellamy is CEO at RPI, providers of personalized print services for businesses worldwide. RPI’s services include production of co-created photo merchandise for online photo retailers, as well as business and brand communications. Under his leadership, RPI has grown into a global company with facilities in Europe and on both coasts of the US, and has been named to the Inc. 5000 list of fastest growing private companies for five consecutive years.
Rick joined RPI as CIO in 2008 and was responsible for successfully building innovative technology solutions combined with operational management. Previously, Rick was CEO of Ivey Imaging, a marketing services company providing brand solutions for retail stores. Formerly, he also held positions as Chief Applications Architect for RR Donnelley’s Premedia technologies group; partner and VP of Technology for Iridio; and founder of E.pr, an early internet startup and pioneer in content management and high resolution distribution services to media and retail companies.
CEO, Duggal Visual Solutions, Inc.
Michael Duggal is the CEO of Duggal Visual Solutions, Inc., a New York City-based graphics firm. Duggal has led the transition of the firm from a traditional photographic lab to one of the largest digital imaging and display graphics companies in the world with more than 280 employees and diverse operations that service its image-conscious clientele globally.
Duggal has worked in the graphics industry for more than 17 years; prior to this, he worked as an international economist and a consultant. In addition to the work he has done through Duggal, he has been a volunteer and leader of many charitable organizations. He is the president of Duggal Big Picture, a non-profit arm of Duggal dedicated to improving the lives of disadvantaged children. Duggal is a graduate of Syracuse University and he is married with three children.
Duggal leads the Dscoop Education Task Force.
President, DME Holdings
Kathy Wise brings over 30 years of business operations and solutions to DME. As the current president of DME, she is responsible for all aspects of operations and has been instrumental in charting the growth and direction of DME. Originally from Rochester New York, she graduated from SUNY Oswego before moving on to San Diego State to work on her master’s degree. In 1983 she relocated to Daytona Beach Florida to help with the startup of a small marketing company with only seven employees. Since then DME has grown from a small startup company with great vision to a fast paced vertically integrated marketing company with over 500 employees.
Regional Director Americas
Ken Mead has led teams of technology-oriented creatives for the past 20 years with brands including Philips Consumer Electronics and JWT on the Ford Account. He has written and produced Telly Award winning broadcast advertising campaigns, won international film awards and managed productions from children’s cartoons to sports stadium entertainment complexes. Prior to his current work with Dscoop, he was the Director of Events for Leadercast, recognized as the world’s largest one-day leadership event with over 120,000 attendees worldwide.
Ken began his career in music, specifically in the recording studio. He moved into consumer electronics training, product development and marketing, then into film and video production, then TV and radio advertising, and now into the print production community. The common thread has always been art linked with technology. And, Ken is excited to be working with the incredibly artistic, technology-driven community of Dscoop, innovating print together.
Marketing and Dscoop Americas Liaison
For over 20 years, Linda has worked in various strategic HP marketing roles across the regions. She works closely with HP's print service providers and brands. Linda integrates customer knowledge and feedback into the marketing and product strategies of HP and has recently became the liaison between Dscoop Americas and HP. In this position, she provides strategic insight and education to thousands of HP Graphic technology users throughout the year.