PRINTING United Alliance and The Academy of Screen and Digital Printing Technologies (ASDPT) have announced the newest members inducted to the prestigious group. Marshall Atkinson, Atkinson Consulting; Roberto Gonzalez Ojeda, Invoacrom Screenprinting and Ultrasol Ink Company; and Ray Weiss, PRINTING United Alliance, have all been appointed to the international organization.
Established in 1973 by the Board of Directors of Specialty Graphic Imaging Association (SGIA), now PRINTING United Alliance, ASDPT is an international organization of expert printers, suppliers and educators who have made significant contributions to the growth of the screen and digital printing industries.
Each year, “The Academy” accepts nominations for new members who have demonstrated an industry commitment through their work and/or educational efforts. Inductees must be officially recommended by at least two current members to be considered. Academy members are active in providing technical education, consultation, adjudication of printing image quality, and promotion of the technical and commercial development of the industry.
“Even in a most challenging year, Marshall, Roberto, and Ray all continue to go above and beyond in their service and dedication to the industry to continue to provide the utmost leadership and insight in their respective roles,” said ASDPT Chair Laura Maybaum. “These are precisely the characteristics we look for when nominating new members. We congratulate them on this accomplishment and welcome them to the group.”
Newest ASDPT Members
Marshall Atkinson, Founder, Atkinson Consulting LLC, and Shirt Lab
Marshall Atkinson, founder of Atkinson Consulting LLC and Shirt Lab, has longstanding history in the apparel decorating industry sector. Marshall frequently writes and speaks on business and marketing planning, process improvement, and workflow management. In 1993, Marshall started as the Art Director for T-Formation of Tallahassee, Inc., and progressed to vice president of operations. From 2011 to 2016, he served as the Chief Operating Officer for Visual Impressions, Inc., in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Marshall shows his continued strong support of the industry through his time and commitment through participation with the Sustainable Green Printing Partnership Program (SGP), as well as Promo Kitchen where he is recognized as a “Chef.”
Roberto Gonzalez Ojeda, Owner, Invoacrom Screenprinting and Ultrasol Ink Company
Roberto Gonzalez Ojeda began his journey in his father’s textile manufacturing operation. He is widely considered a master in screen making, inks and coatings, press production, and curing/drying operations. Now owner of Invoacrom Screenprinting, he works with brands around the world. He is also owner of the largest ink company in Mexico, Ultrasol Ink Company. Roberto is known for his ability to share his knowledge through the publication of books, papers, and articles all on different aspects of screen printing of textiles. Roberto’s efforts extend beyond screen printing to his local community where he is known for his humanitarian efforts in the aftermath of the earthquakes that have hit both Mexico City and other areas.
Ray Weiss, Director, Digital Print Programs, PRINTING United Alliance
Ray Weiss, Director, Digital Print Programs for the PRINTING United Alliance, is considered an expert in digital proofing, printing, and verification. While experienced in commercial printing, Ray’s focus has turned to training and color certification in the digital print world. He is viewed as a leading expert in building and offering training programs for those seeking certification as color management professionals or instructors. Ray has a passion for working with students and serves as a judge for SkillsUSA at their national leadership conference each year as a judge for the graphic sublimations competitions.
Academy members are active in providing technical education, consultation, adjudication of printing image quality, and promotion of the technical and commercial development of the industry. For more information about the organization, or to become involved, visit http://sgia.org/about/academy.