Collins joins Idealliance as Director of Print Technologies

Jeff Collins.

Idealliance (Alexandria, Viriginia) has announced that globally recognized technology and standards expert Jeff Collins has joined its staff as the organization’s Director of Print Technologies. Idealliance is a non-profit think tank with 12 strategically located offices around the world. It’s recognized by ISO as the foremost certifying body for competencies, systems, materials and facilities, as well as the world’s leading contributor to ISO standards.

Tim Baechle.

“We’re pleased and excited to welcome Jeff Collins to Idealliance,” said Tim Baechle, Idealliance Chief Executive Officer. “He’s not only recognized globally for his expertise in print technologies, workflows, specifications, standards and metrology, but also has an extensive history with Idealliance – having made significant contributions over a number of years to the development of many of Idealliance’s programs and serving as Vice Chair of one of the most critical Working Groups within Idealliance for many years. As Director of Print Technologies, Jeff will now spearhead global development, working closely with the entire supply chain on current programs, as well as a tremendous amount of new initiatives, programs, standards and certifications that are now underway. I know that, under his guidance and with his considerable expertise, Idealliance will be able to expand and accelerate development and implementation of its industry-leading standards, training and certification efforts,” Baechle added.

Prior to joining Idealliance, Collins served as National Integration Manager of Color Solutions and Workflow for Konica Minolta. He had extensive international experience and input into the company’s technology design and integration. His broad commercial print manufacturing background in quality assurance, workflow, process control and production management includes previously held positions with Koenig & Bauer (KBA) and Creo/Scitex – supporting software and hardware development, system integration and training, continual improvement, service, sales and marketing activities. Collins served as Vice-Chairman for Idealliance’s GRACoL Working Group from 2006-2014, and is an active member of its Print Properties & Colorimetric Council, where standards and specifications are developed. He’s also a certified Rochester Institute of Technology Print Standards Audit (PSA) Consultant, a G7 Expert and a BrandQ Expert.

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Tony Curcio is the editor of Graphic Arts Magazine.