Board of Directors: Americas
President/CEO, Innovative Labeling Solutions (ILS)
Jay Dollries has been at the helm of ILS since its inception more than 20 years ago. An engineer by schooling, Dollries started his career building jet engines before getting into the print industry. When ILS first ventured into the digitally-printed labels and packaging sector in 2005, 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 under his guidance. Dollries has been an influential voice in the ever-evolving space, helping to define advanced workflow solutions and collaborating with brands as strategic partners. He is a regular speaker at industry events and global summits where he enjoys sharing his expertise and learning from other leaders in the field.
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 | Graphics Solutions Business North America
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. 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 Strategy and Business Management, Indigo Division
Yogev Barak is the Director of Strategy and Business Management at the Indigo Division of HP Inc. He is responsible for strategy, 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.
Hudson Printing Company
Paul Hudson has spent a lifetime in print and is currently the CEO of Salt Lake City based Hudson Printing Company.
Taking inspiration from its 108 year history, reinventing itself many times throughout, Hudson Printing embraces current market opportunities with robust investments in equipment, technology, people, and process. Combining its strong heatset-web printing heritage with new digital capabilities, Hudson Printing intends to serve its customers with beautiful printed products for many years to come.
Paul Hudson live is Sandy Utah. He enjoys spending time with his wife and three children most of all, but also spends considerable time skiing, cycling, running, climbing, and most any other outdoor activity.
Originally from Rochester, New York, Kathy brings 30 plus years of business leadership and solutions to the printing industry. Kathy traded the harsh climate of New York for sunny San Diego to work on her master’s degree before crisscrossing the US again and settling down in Daytona Beach, FL.
Her career has focused on guiding DME from a seven person start up to the fast-paced, vertically integrated marketing and print company it is today. Formerly DME's COO, Kathy added the role of president in 2011 and continues to provide leadership and direction to help DME meet its goals.
In her spare time, Kathy serves on the board for Dscoop and participates in various print industry forums. She loves being actively involved in the print community by sharing her experiences, as well as gaining knowledge about new trends and techniques.
Franklin Press, Inc.
Chris began his career as an offset pressman in 1978 and moved into Pre-Press in 1983. During his time in Pre-Press, he represented Franklin Press along with Heidelberg and Polaroid in multiple national and world-wide trade shows highlighting chemical free films, processes, and cutting edge pre-Press technologies. He also supported and maintained high-speed inkjet printers and mailing services. In 1986 he introduced the 1st Mac for desktop publishing at Franklin. He developed the 1st computer network for the company and developed, deployed and supported multiple upgrades/updates to the entire network. In 1988 he returned to LSU to receive his CNA and MCNA certifications and became the IT Manager. He moved to Data Processing in 2004 for over a year. He then moved to Estimating to become the head estimator for the company. In September of 2012 he moved to his current position as Indigo Operations Manager and In House Engineer.
Sr. VP – Sales and Marketing
Craig Curran is the Sr. Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Nosco. Craig has been at Nosco for the last 12 years and has spent his entire 35+ year career in printed packaging. Currently Craig leads Sales, Marketing, Solutions Engineering, Pricing, and Customer Service/Experience at Nosco, Inc.
Craig has a passion for Packaging Innovation, where he has been involved at Nosco in developing the Digital Print Platform in support of the Healthcare Industry. Nosco has a thought and technical leadership position in this space in the US. He works with various Consumer Brands to develop one to one solutions for their Packaging Components including Labels, Cartons, Inserts, and Flexible Packaging.
Prior to his work at Nosco, Craig worked in other industry leading printed packaging Companies like Smyth Companies, Epsen Hillmer Graphics, and CCL, serving as General Manager or Sales and Marketing Leadership Roles.
Craig is active in various Industry Groups, including Dscoop, where he has served on the North American Board, Global Board, and led the Label and Packaging Committee. Craig speaks at many industry conferences on Digital Print and its power when coupled with the the right Sales and Marketing Strategy.
Sr. Manager, Creative Services
Amanda is an accomplished marketing professional with more than 15 years in the healthcare industry, specializing in marketing, technology and graphics communications. A visionary and strategic leader who has executed plans across Fortune 500 organizations, Amanda has successfully lead her teams in effectively promoting products and services that deliver strong ROI results for clients.
Currently, Amanda leads Aflac’s internal creative studio. Prior to her current position, Amanda led marketing efforts for Communicorp, a subsidiary of Aflac, specializing in marketing solutions for leading corporate brands. Under her leadership, the organization successfully transformed from a PSP to an MSP through her team's efforts in launching a new brand, introducing a variety of new products and services, and developing integrated campaigns and innovative marketing solutions for Aflac and commercial customers.
Amanda has developed and presented hundreds of campaigns, presentations, as well as directed and contributed to many corporate and industry marketing events. In addition, she has participated in and presented at multiple conferences, workshops and webinars, including DSCOOP, Digital Summit, PODi and an intensive DMA seminar on Direct Marketing. Amanda is a graduate of Troy University and is also certified in direct marketing by the Direct Marketing Institute. In her free time, Amanda enjoys spending time with her family and loves trying new experiences.
A print industry veteran for 20+ years Martin is Vice President of BR Printers. He was President/COO of Documation for 4 years, 5 years in leadership with Western States, 10 years with RR Donnelley, and had started his career with QuadGraphics. He has served on the Steering Committee for JetComm and has presented at Dscoop.
Chief Fulfillment Officer
Charles has been with Zazzle since the inception in 2005, helping grow the company and expanding his responsibilities over time. When Zazzle was founded, Charles was invited on board to build the customer service division, which he did, before quickly transitioning to lead Operations. He is passionate about manufacturing processes and all things bespoke. He built the architecture and technology that allows the company to produce millions of unique products from invitations to skateboards, most in less than 24 hours. Charles and his wife wore Zazzle shirts on their wedding day, and the very first garment worn by his son after his birth was a Zazzle onesie. Charles also enjoys endurance cycling and archery.
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.