TAGA is one of the leading resources for technical research and innovation in graphic communications. TAGA has accumulated a wealth of technical knowledge that we make available in several ways, one of which is via Ask the Experts, who are authorities in their field. Backgrounds for these experts are shown below.

Our experts are suited to address a wide range of questions about the industry and future trends. Please use the form below to submit a question. The appropriate expert will respond with their answer, usually within 72 hours.

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Dr. John Anderson

Dr. John Anderson, Miraclon Corporation
Packaging, Flexography

John is Vice President and director of advanced print applications for Miraclon, which develops, markets, and sells KODAK FLEXCEL Solutions for the flexographic print market. John was previously employed by Kodak’s flexo division for twelve years. His extensive knowledge of flexography led to his past service as the technical director for the Flexographic Technical Association.

David Biro

David Biro, Sun Chemical Corporation
Inks & Coatings, Research

David has two decades of experience in ink technology and product management. He currently is Sun Chemical’s North American Director for paste, screen, and industrial inks, where he directs a team of chemists and scientists to develop new innovative ink products. He is also the Technical Director for Narrow web products in North America. David is on the Board of Directors for RadTech and the TAGA.

Dr. Mark Bohan

Dr. Mark Bohan, Konica Minolta Business Solutions
Commercial Print, New Technologies

Mark is Director, Color Solutions for Konica Minolta and is instrumental in setting Konica’s color strategy. He has thirty years of experience with color, color measurement on press, and color management globally. His extensive career has included working as product director for Heidelberg USA and vice president of research and technology for Printing Industries of America.

DJ Montalto

DJ Montalto, Canon USA, Inc.
Digital Print, Graphic Design

DJ is a Technical Analyst for Canon USA, Business Imaging Solutions Group, Production Division. He works to help position, create and execute competitive solutions. His experience in digital print technology extends over twenty years in commercial print, field support, engineering and market support working for Canon. DJ is also a G7 Expert.

Dawn Nye

Dawn Nye, Konica Minolta Business Solutions
Digital, Color, Design

Dawn heads up solutions and services marketing at Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A. She is currently co-chair of TAGA’s Membership and Marketing Committee, but more importantly, she has worked with customers in the selection, installation, and use of digital print technology for over a decade.

Birgit Plautz

Birgit Plautz, GMG Americas
Color Management, Proofing

Birgit manages technical services for GMG Americas, a provider of high-end color management solutions. Her thirteen years with the company has made her a sought-after expert on color management. She is a frequent speaker at the Color Conference, TAGA Annual Technical Conference, and other industry events.

Wandee Poolpol

Wandee Poolpol, ECKART America Corporation
Commercial Print, Effect Pigments, Inks

Wandee is the Global Product Group Manager, PVD pigments, for ECKART America, a leading producer of metallic and pearlescent effect pigments for graphic arts and a variety of other industries. She has worked in the ink industry for twenty-five years, primarily with ECKART, serving in a range of technical, sales, and marketing capacities. Since March, 2019, she has been serving as president of TAGA.