The Technical Officer provides input on technology related issues, serves as liaison between the Workgroup and any technical sub-committees and oversees development of the reference implementations.
Andrew Bailes-Collins (Ultimate Technographcis)
Head of Product Management – Ultimate Technographics
Technical Officer, Ghent Workgroup
Andrew graduated from what is now the London College of Communications and went on to serve an apprenticeship as a Compositor. He has worked for a number of vendors in the printing and publishing sector, including Scangraphic, Apple, and DuPont/Crosfield.
He has been Prepress Manager for several high-quality printing companies in London, managing the change from conventional production techniques to digital. An early adopter of computer-to-plate and PDF workflow.
Andrew switched from production to the software side of the industry in 2001, working at OneVision Software and rising to the role of Head of Product Management based in Germany. In 2010 Andrew joined Enfocus in Belgium as Senior Product Manager responsible for the PitStop family of products and joined the GWG. In December 2021 joined Ultimate Technographics as the Head of Product Management for their Imposition, Nesting, Ganging and Finishing Automation software.