Professional Life Lessons
The winners of the Jos. L. Pedone Award not only have high standards, but they integrate them. Through the advancement of open process integration of accredited standards, the award is named in honor of the original founders of DDAP (Digital Distribution of Advertising for Publication Association)—including Joseph L. Pedone of Saatchi & Saatchi, Stan Poser of LINTAS New York, Klaus F. Schmidt of Young & Rubicam and Patric and Tom Dunn of Dunn Technology. This year's three winners have each contributed significantly to the communications industry, whether by initiating digital file exchange among clients, controlling quality of digital publishing or upgrading the aesthetics of digital printing in today's publishing market.
Since joining R.R. Donnelley & Son's Technology Resource Center in 1986, Technical Director Michael Rodriguez has been involved in technical developments for digital prepress and print operations. His work spanned direct-to-cylinder engraving, descreening, stochastic screening, digital print, computer-to-plate, copy-dot scanning, digital proofing and digital photography.
For the past eight years, he's led Donnelley's efforts in applying color science to color reproduction. He is currently promoting a framework for color management based on accredited standards. He serves on the board of directors of SWOP, the executive committee of DDAP, several ANSI/CGATS committees and the steering committee of the International Color Consortium. Rodriguez holds degrees in Electrical and Computer Engineering from MIT, the University of Illinois and the University of New Mexico. Previous to joining Donnelley he held academic and research positions in signal processing for speech, vision and biomedical systems.
Michael Weinglass, vice president of manufacturing and production at EasyRiders, has been in the graphic arts industry for more than 26 years in both New York and the Los Angeles area. Originally exposed to the craft of hot metal typography, he moved on to magazine production at General Media for eight years, then to the vendor side as executive vice-president in charge of production at the JCH Group, a large prepress shop, in New York City for seven years.