Peter Muir

Peter Muir President of Bizucate Inc., Peter Muir will conduct a workshop at the 2013 Tacup/Swacums conference. The workshop will encourage participants to drive positive change in their business. With over 15 years of educational design and business coaching experience, Peter is well known within the graphic communications industry as a source of information and inspiration.

TOPIC: In-Plant Infinity Initiatives Workshop (3 Hours)
Working IN your department isn’t the same as working ON your department. With limited time and resources, we often get so caught up in the day-to-day operations, that we forget to take a step back and look at what can be done to improve the value, processes and products our department provides to the organization.

Peter Muir, president of Bizucate has created a custom workshop exclusively for the Texas Association of College and University Printers to help you discover more about your four Infinity Initiatives:

  • Offering the Right Services and Products for Your Organization
  • Effectively Justifying Existence of the In-Plant
  • Communicating Value and Winning New Business
  • Maximizing Productivity and Benefit With Workflow
During this information-packed workshop, you’ll learn more about these In-Plant Infinity Initiatives and have a chance to work through these initiatives together with your peers who are facing similar challenges.

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Peter Muir's Presentation in PDF Format

Jimmy Friend

Jimmy Friend Jimmy Friend is the retired Director of Printing and Distribution Solutions, (PDS), at the University of North Texas in Denton, Texas. He has been in graphic arts for some 44 years and for the past 29 years he has been involved in the university in-plant community, with 5 years at SMU and 24 years at University of North Texas. Under his direction UNT-PDS was known as a top quality in-plant operation and honored as recipient of Best of Show-Digital of the IPMA In-Print competition for 2010, 2011 and 2012. Since his retirement Jimmy has worked with both commercial and in-plant printers to recommend solutions for improvement. Jimmy is a charter and past member of the HP-Digital Publishing Advisory Council 2002-2004, and has long held membership and served in several officer roles with DSCOOP, IPMA, NAPL, ACUP, TACUP, SWACUMS, NACUMS, NACAS and the North Texas Region PCC.

TOPIC: Transformational Leadership
Style of leadership in which the leader identifies the need for change. During this session we will discuss this leadership principle and highlight why it is more important than ever that in-plant mail and print operations be receptive to change.

Jimmy Friend's Presentation in PowerPoint Format

Cody Bettis

Cody Bettis President of DocuNav Solutions (DBA), Cody Bettis has spent the last fifteen years working closely with both Laserfiche and government agencies implementing enterprise-class document management systems to Texas government entities. DocuNav Solutions has quickly grown to be one of the top solution providers in Texas. Cody has gained a personal understanding of the information management challenges government faces today, through his many years’ experience working with various entities and will share his insight during this presentation.

TOPIC: Mail Room Scanning
Start with a holistic approach to extend mail room services to yield benefits and savings. Learn how to extend your service offerings with mail room scanning and digital distribution. Use technology to help lower the operational cost of managing paper and improve business processes at the same time. Leverage the highest security and audit capabilities to ensure timely and proper delivery of your documents. Together we can Improve and enhance your productivity and efficiency and extend your services.

Rob Hogue

Rob Hogue Rob Hogue is the Business Solutions Specialist for the west Texas area with the United States Postal Service. In his 22 years with the United States Postal Service Rob has worked in every aspect of the business. His expertise now lies in the marketing and shipping areas of the business. He dedicates his time to assisting all size companies from the large corporations down to the single owner businesses in growing their business through direct marketing or saving money by doing a cost comparison on their shipping needs.

TOPIC: Every Door Direct Mail

Rob Hogue's Presentation in PDF Format

Dirk Fowler

Dirk Fowler Dirk Fowler is an internationally recognized graphic designer, poster artist, letterpress printer and an Associate Professor of Art at Texas Tech University. His work has been honored by The Society of Publication Directors, Type Director's Club, American Advertising Federation and the American Poster Institute. His letterpress posters have been featured in design periodicals, Communication Arts, STEP Inside Design, PRINT, NOVUM and numerous books including New Masters of Poster Design: Poster Design for the Next Century, The Art of Modern Rock and Swag 2: Rock Posters of the 90s and Beyond, for which he co-wrote the foreword. He has also exhibited in galleries and museums worldwide and lectured nationally. He curated the 2004 exhibition, Graphic Content: Art of the New Music Poster, which toured in the US in 2005 and 2006.

TOPIC: Letterpress Printing In The Digital Age
See examples of Dirk Fowler's award winning concert posters designed and printed by hand, using antique letterpress equipment.

Felicia Carter

Felicia Carter Felicia Carter has been with the postal service for 19 years and is currently the Manager, Business Mail Entry for the Fort Worth District. Felicia began working in Business Mail Entry in 1998 as a Bulk Mail Technician in Austin, Texas. She has assisted in the development of postal courses, Bulk Mail Acceptance Training for Associate Offices, the BME Analyst/Specialist Training, PostalOne Performance Base Verification (PBV) Training, MTQPM training, and the original Full Service Course and implementation.Felicia is a certified Business Mail Entry Trainer for the Fort Worth District and serves as the Coordinator for BME Proficiency, PostalOne Expansion and Price. In her spare time, Felicia enjoys spending time with her daughter, shopping, cooking, skiing, and traveling.

Felicia Carter's Presentation in PowerPoint Format

Arthur Paré

Arthur Paré Arthur Paré has over 30 years business experience with both corporate and public sector enterprises and is currently Associate Managing Director of General Services at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center in Lubbock.

TOPIC: Fight Back!
Fight Back! Is the title of Arthur Paré’s presentation. It will cover basic information about print and mail outsourcing including the USPS Private Express Statutes, examples of a successful defense against print shop outsourcing, using reliable benchmarking figures to your advantage, and examples of when it may be appropriate to partner or out-source parts of your in-plant operations.

Arthur Paré's Presentation in PowerPoint Format


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