Advisory Board | World Printers Summit 2020

World Printers Summit 2020

27 Oct 2020 to 29 Oct 2020

Advisory Board | World Printers Summit 2020

Advisory Board

Advisory Board

Managing Director - Print Production, The Globe and Mail, Canada

Sally Pirri brings extensive publishing experience to the role of Managing Director, Print Production at The Globe and Mail. Since joining The Globe and Mail, Pirri has held various operational roles in both Circulation and Advertising before moving into production management for newspapers and magazines. In 2002, Pirri was promoted to Director, Production, responsible for all Globe and Mail printed products. And later in 2017 to Managing Director, Print Production. In her tenure at The Globe and Mail, she has seen the newspaper through several redesigns, including the most ambitious redesign in the paper’s publishing history in 2010.

In her current role, Pirri oversees the production and printing of The Globe and Mail newspaper, Report on Business Magazine and Style Advisor Magazine, as well as building and maintaining relationships with the print partners across Canada, TC • Transcontinental Printing and Glacier Media. The Globe and Mail is printed in five print sites across Canada, and printed on industry leading hybrid printing presses.

In 2012 Pirri was one of only seven women, worldwide, to win the coveted Women of Distinction Award from OuputLinks Communications Group (Houston, Texas).

Pirri is actively involved with the World Association of Newspaper and News Publishers, WAN-IFRA, sharing her knowledge and successes with industry leaders and publishers, and currently sits on the World Printers Forum Board.

She also sits on the Ladies First Hockey Foundation Board. LFHF specifically supports the players of the Canadian National/Olympic Women’s Hockey, and supports the National Program’s development towards the overall sport of Canadian Women’s hockey. The Foundation is 100% volunteer governed.

Production Director, Augsburger Allgemeine Zeitung, Germany

Mr. Ullman studied Druck und Medientechnik at Fachhochschule in Munich from October 2002 until March 2007. He is in charge of all production for the Augsburger Allgemeine Zeitung. His responsibilities cover: customer liaison, pre-press, press, post press, strategic foresight for the production as well as future investments. From 2015 Mr. Ullman has been the Managing director for Presse Druck and Verlags – GmbH as well as being the Production director of the Augsburger Allgemeine Zeitung.

Technical Director, Athesis, Italy

Technical Director in Athesis, a publishing house located in Verona, north-east of Italy, that publishes three local newspapers (L’Arena in Verona county, Il Giornale di Vicenza in Vicenza county, Bresciaoggi in Brescia county) and owns two local TV (TeleArena in Verona and TeleMantova in Mantova), a Radio (RadioVerona in Verona) and the book publishing house Neri Pozza.

Managing Director, Tamedia, Switzerland

Andreas Schaffner (CH/F/1963) is Co-Managing Director of the Paid Media division since January 2020. In this function, he is also in charge of the three printing centres in Bern, Lausanne and Zurich, as well as the publishing logistics division. Since the end of 2009 he has been employed by Tamedia AG as responsible of the Publishing Services division. Andreas Schaffner gained professional and management experience in the graphic arts industry before studying engineering at the Ecole Suisse d'Ingénieur des Industries Graphiques in Lausanne. He joined Ringier in 1995 as project manager. At Ringier AG, Andreas Schaffner headed various service and printing divisions and became Managing Director of Ringier Print in Adligenswil (Switzerland) in 2005. From 2007 to 2009, Andreas Schaffner, who completed a part-time Executive MBA degree, was a member of the management of Ringier Switzerland.

Group Paper Director, DMG-Media, London

Dr. Rick Stunt is the Group Paper Director for DMG-Media in London. He holds a Phd in Chemical Physics. Dr. Stunt is the former chairman of the World Printers Forum board as well as being on the board of WAN-IFRA. He is the chair of the N.I.M.C (Newspaper Industry Raw Materials Committee) in the UK, as well as chairing the Paper and Environmental Working Group for N.M.E. (News Media Europe) and is an Executive Director on the Board of 2-Sides. Dr. Stunt also served on the Board of WAN-IFRA for several years.

General Manager, Production, News Corp., Australia

After graduating from Chemical Engineering at Sydney University, Marcus commenced his career in metallurgy in Australia and the UK.  After seven years in this field, he transitioned to FMCG with Colgate Palmolive, holding a number of Senior Leadership roles across Australia and New Zealand. Currently Marcus is the Executive General Manager of Production, Logistics and Property at News Corp Australia.  With more than 20 years in Operational leadership Marcus has a wealth of knowledge on driving cultural change and delivering sustained improved operational outcomes.

Production Director, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, Germany

Andreas studied Printing and Media Technology at Munich University of Applied Sciences, Germany. After graduation, he joined Frankfurter Societäts-Druckerei GmbH 1997 as a trainee and later promoted as aAssociate in 1999. In 2001, Andreas moved to Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung GmbH and performed various management tasks within the production department. Currently he heads the entire production department including planning, ad production and newspaper/magazine production. Starting in 2020, he also took over as Head of Strategic Purchasing.

Director - Technical, Bennett Coleman Co Ltd., India

Snehasis Roy is an MBA from Narsee Monjee Institute of Management and B.S with Honours (Printing Management & Sciences) from Rochester Institute of Technology, USA. Snehasis has over 28 years of Leadership experience spread over organisations like Times Warner inc., Dainik Bhaskar, ABP Pvt Ltd & Times of India Group (BCCL).

He is currently leading the Times group production as Technical Director. He takes care of Press and Prepress operations, and infra upgradations. Apart from this, currently, he is Chairman for the World Printers Forum, South Asia Committee.

Snehasis is an accomplished technocrat with acclaimed achievement in production & technology. He has led projects that considered a benchmark in Newspaper plant design and maintenance in South Asia. In addition, under his guidance, his team has won several recognitions. The latest one to mention is the WAN-IFRA Print Innovation Awards 2019. Under the Product Innovation category, BCCL won both Gold & Silver awards.”

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