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. (United Kingdom)

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 (USA)

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.

Keith Ferrel
APJ Chairman
Co-Founder, Cactus Imaging (Australia)

Keith is one of the founders of Cactus Imaging. Starting in New Zealand in 1992, Keith helped expand Cactus Imaging rapidly to Australia and India. In 2008 the company was sold to a Private Equity Company and is now part of the Opus Print Group. Keith is widely regarded in Australia as an industry legend and one of the most influential people in the industry.

Julian Marsh
EMEA Chairman
Business Development, Harrier LLC (United Kingdom)

Julian Marsh has been involved in the UK print industry for over 25 years. He describes himself as a Disruptive, Innovative, Digital Print Evangelist and is passionate about all things print! Marsh has held various senior management positions at a number of print companies over the years. He is currently working with Devon based Harrier LLC (the UK’s leading photo prints & gifts business), part of the District Photo Group, to grow revenue and increase profitability.

Chris Petro
President and CEO, GlobalSoft Digital Solutions (USA)

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 (Spain)

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 (USA)

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.

John Rogers
Dscoop Global Executive Director (USA)

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.