Board of Directors

The Board of Directors is comprised of 10 members of Dscoop. Their leadership, skills and dedication pave the way for the advancement and success of the organization. Regional Boards of Directors: North America; Asia-PacificEurope, the Middle East and Africa

Gary Peeling
Dscoop Global Chairman
Managing Director, Precision Printing Co Ltd.

Over the past 25 years, Peeling has worked to build and develop Precision Printing. His work at Precision has enabled him to indulge his passion for solution-building as the company has delivered successful print management systems across multiple sectors to corporate clients such as American Express and Sony. The company has also supported leading consumer brands in the photo, greeting card and self-publishing space, delivering the results that printing as physical media can uniquely bring. Peeling is passionate about developing print media and his business, working and innovating to ensure the future of both by pioneering new techniques in digital print production, seamless print integration, automated workflow solutions, photo product production, litho, and digital print hubs and web-to-print.

Alon Bar-Shany
Vice President and General Manager, Indigo Division, HP

Alon Bar-Shany is Vice President and General Manager of the Indigo Division in the Imaging and Printing Group at HP. Based in Rehovot, Israel, he has held worldwide responsibility for the HP Indigo business since 2004. Prior to this role, he ran the Indigo business in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA). From 2001 to 2002, Bar-Shany was responsible for the HP Indigo business in Asia-Pacific, Latin America and Israel as well as the distributor channels in EMEA. During this period, he also led the cross-organizational program for the industrial segment. Bar-Shany also served as chief financial officer and corporate vice president of finance of Indigo. He holds a bachelor of arts in history and economics and an MBA from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem.

Jon Bailey
Managing Director, ProCo (Sheffield, U.K.)

Since getting involved in the world of digital printing 15 years ago, Bailey found himself unable to escape this amazing industry. He has been very fortunate to be involved in the early adoption and then the evolution of digital technology, developing the commercial print model into a digital services business with bespoke workflow solutions, print-on-demand initiatives and customer engagement techniques. Since Joining ProCo 10 years ago, he has been able to work on delivering a sustainable business for their clients, employees and the environment through the use of technology and great people.

Jay Dollries
President, Innovative Labeling Solutions

Jay Dollries has been at the helm of Innovative Labeling Solutions since its inception more than 18 years ago. 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. The company offers comprehensive solutions for prime labels, flexible packaging, shrink sleeves and folding cartons for consumer product companies. Dollries is a regular speaker for industry events, and ILS is widely considered a catalyst in the growth and adoption of digital technology for labels and packaging.

David Minnett
Director, Snowball One

As one of Australia’s pioneers in the digital printing industry with over 17 years experience in working with HP Indigo, David has led many of the innovations and new applications launched in the industry over this time. Following the acquisition of Group Momentum by one of Sydney’s leading offset printers Rawson Graphics, David is working with the directors of the business to develop the creative services offerings of the firm and the service offerings that now extends to B2B and B2C marketing support. David is also working as a Director of Tangent Snowball Australia “TSA” and is broadening the marketing services offerings of the business in Australia, so it is better aligned with those provided by Tangent PLC in the U.K., one of Europe’s largest digital agencies and digital printers. TSA delivers complex ecommerce solutions via its OSCAR open source ecommerce platform that require multicurrency and multi-lingual ecommerce capabilities that can support in excess of 25 million SKU’s.

David is also an active member of the Australian Graphic Design Association, Australian Writers and Art Directors Association and the Direct Marketing Association (U.S.).

Yukinori "Yuki" Okamoto
Co-Founder, CEO, Pullcast, Inc.

Yukinori "Yuki" Okamoto is a chief executive officer of Pullcast Inc., located in Tokyo, Japan. After spending over 15 years in a digital printing company, building the organization as one of the most innovative services in Japan, Yuki and his team have span off to focus more on web-to-print business development to accomodate dynamic market shifting. Pullcast now serves enterprises and large agency directories, providing OEM of its own web-to-print platform, "PSF.2". Pullcast and its production partners throughout Japan are linked via Workflow to control platform to provide high-value, high-speed services to enterprises.

Yuki is considered a web-to-print service thought-leader in Japan and influential in industry groups.

Chris Petro
President and CEO, GlobalSoft Digital Solutions

At GlobalSoft, Chris Petro is responsible for keeping the company abreast with the leading edge digital technology and targeted marketing strategies available to its clients. He also is responsible for establishing and deploying the company's strategic, financial, and human resource initiatives. He is also currently spearheading the company's European location launch. Prior to founding GlobalSoft, Chris was the pioneer of the Personalization Division at Uarco. Petro received a bachelor’s in international business administration from William Paterson University. He is a member of NAPL, The Bergen 200 Club, NJSIAA and currently serves as a board member of the Hewlett Packard Digital Print Advisory Council.

Gido van Praag
Vice President and General Manager of the Graphics Solutions Business in Europe, Middle East and Africa

Gido van Praag is responsible for driving HP's overall business strategy and end-to-end operations for the graphics segment in the EMEA region. Gido oversees a broad portfolio of products ranging from large format printers to digital printing presses. He and his team are responsible for continuing the company’s leadership in Graphics solutions across EMEA.

Gido, a veteran with more than 25 years of experience in the printing industry, joined HP in Singapore in September 2010 and led the Graphics business in Asia Pacific & Japan until July 2015. In that position, he achieved double-digit revenue growth and market leadership positions.

Previously, he held dual responsibilities - CEO and President of Océ Display Graphics Systems as well as Vice President of the Worldwide Business Group Display Graphics Systems. At Océ, he had overall responsibility for the group’s profitability and worldwide business group headquarters, as well as managing operations in Singapore, Japan and Canada.

Mark Sarpa
CEO, Progressive Solutions

Just a few years after earning a business degree and MBA, Sarpa teamed with Scott Feldman to form Progressive Solutions. As the company's president, Sarpa directs sales and system development. Also he is one of the co-creators of the line of personalized children's books. Away from work, Sarpa fills out the line-up card at little league games, rides noisy machines o'er sand dunes, and generally attempts to keep up with his wife and three kids. Additionally, Sarpa serves as the Dscoop treasurer and on the newsletter committee.

Jon Tolley
Managing Director, Prime Group (Nottingham, U.K.)

Tolley joined Prime Group in 1991 and along with his brother, took over the business in 1994. He takes a keen interest in the latest production techniques (including all Web-related solutions) and everything beyond the printed sheet. Prime Group has one of world’s largest installations of DirectSmile technology, which means they deliver millions of printed personalised images each year for calendars, greeting cards and notebooks.

John Rogers
Dscoop Global Executive Director

Rogers is a print veteran with 30+ years of experience in the industry. He started his career at Moore Business Forms, where he rose to senior ranks in sales, marketing and e-commerce. After leaving Moore, he started Canada’s first digital color printing company, Dots & Pixels Inc. in 1994. His company was an early adopter of variable data printing and web-to-print solutions. Through his experience in the industry, Rogers has strong relationships with HP and other Dscoop partners and members. He was also one of the founders of Dscoop, and his passion and enthusiasm for the organization is as strong today as it was then. Knowing Dscoop’s history and core values will be a critical component in helping to shape the future of the organization. His experience as an owner of a graphic arts business similar to those of other Dscoop members, and his experience managing within a larger organization provide significant perspective as Dscoop continues to build on its worldwide successes.

Rogers will provide strategic leadership to the Dscoop boards of directors and management teams in North America, Europe, the Middle East and Africa, and Asia Pacific and Japan. His responsibilities will include oversight of the organization’s strategy, financials, operations and marketing around the globe.

Leta Wood
HP Executive Liaison

As Customer Forums manager for HP Graphics Arts, Leta Wood integrates customer knowledge and feedback into the marketing and product strategies of HP. Wood develops and leads customer advisory groups that regularly provide feedback to HP, which allows for a 360-degree focus on customer needs and visions—items that are critical as HP creates long-term business strategies and products. She also serves as the liaison between Dscoop and HP. In this position, she provides strategic insight and education to thousands of HP Graphic Arts users throughout the year.