OutputLinks, the leading information and research resource of the global high volume transaction output industry, announced the recipients of its 2010 Women of Distinction Award. The OutputLinks Women of Distinction program honors women in the global print, document and high volume transaction output industries. Honorees represent all levels of leadership and skill, from CEOs and executives, to managers, consultants and production team members. Over the past nine years, 65 professionals have been honored with the designation of Women of Distinction.
The following renowned professionals are the OutputLinks 2010 Women of Distinction honorees (bios below): Annemarie Pucher, ISIS Papyrus Software; Gina Testa, Xerox Corporation; Kathy Murchison, DocuSource of NC, LLC; Vicky Young, Salmat Business Process Outsourcing; Carlyn Campbell, EDP, Equitable Life and Casualty; Tamara Sargeant, Prinova; Jennifer C. Bonilla, Pitney Bowes Management Services; Penny Rowlands, Kaiser Permanente; Sylvia Pearson, L&E Meridian; Tawnya Starr, PrinterPresence.
Annemarie Pucher - Austria
CEO, ISIS Papyrus Software
Annemarie Pucher leads global software company ISIS Papyrus, to expand solutions that improve and optimize enterprise customer communications through intelligent content, process and document management. Pucher's CEO focus has resulted in consistent profitability for privately-owned ISIS Papyrus, which offers clients stability for their mission-critical information technology solutions. Her career began with IBM in software training at IBM Austria and on assignments in the U.K. and Saudi Arabia. She also managed product marketing in the Austrian electronics industry. A worldwide speaker on technology in customer service and communication, Pucher studied law at the University of Vienna in Austria.
Gina Testa - United States
Vice President, Graphic Communication Industry Business for the Global Business Group, Xerox Corporation
Regina (Gina) R. Testa is vice president, graphic communications industry business for the Xerox Global Business Group. She was appointed to this position in January 2009. Testa is responsible for helping Xerox graphic communications industry customers around the world profit and grow with digital print. Testa leads a team of industry experts focused on the major segments of the graphic communications industry. She creates and delivers Xerox's industry-leading portfolio of customer business development tools and services, and she manages the Fujifilm global reseller relationship. Testa brings more than 25 years of management experience in financial, operational, product delivery and marketing roles. She has long been active in industry organizations.
Kathy Murchison - United States
President and CEO, DocuSource of NC, LLC
Kathy Murchison is the president and CEO of DocuSource of NC, LLC, a full-service resource for printing and communications materials in Morrisville, North Carolina, U.S.A. With over 20 years experience, she looks for ways to introduce new technologies to the marketplace that enhance the customer experience. Murchison began her career with TeleDyne Post, where she sold architectural and engineering supplies. It was there the entrepreneurial bug took hold. She moved to Raleigh, North Carolina and started her first printing company that specialized in blueprints for the architect and engineering market. She sold that and started Plain Paper Solutions, an award-winning small business that revolutionized the marketplace by introducing black and white paper copies when everyone else was using blueprints. She sold that company and started DocuSource of NC, LLC.
Vicky Young - Australia
National Business Colour and Direct Marketing Manager, Salmat Business Process Outsourcing
Vicky Young's passion is customer centric communication and listening to customers to build processes of relevant and timely conversations. With 15 years experience in client-facing roles within the mail and print industry, Young specializes in customer centric communications and data driven solution enablement. For the past seven years, she has worked for Salmat BPO and was recipient of the PODi Best Practice Award - TransPromo Category (2009). She has a comprehensive understanding of the numerous skill sets and technologies that need to come together to create effective customer communications that deliver outstanding return on investment. In the Asia Pacific region, she lead the implementation of 50+ TransPromo applications across all market sectors covering both B2B and B2C environments. Young helps design strategies for defining business objectives, developing measures for success and engaging necessary internal and external resources to complete TransPromo implementations successfully. She is a contributor to numerous international print periodicals and a regular conference speaker within the direct marketing industry.
Carlyn Campbell, EDP - United States
Director of Electronic Document Production, Equitable Life and Casualty
Carlyn Campbell, EDP is the director of electronic document production for Equitable Life and Casualty. Campbell has been in the document industry since 1989 and with Equitable for almost 30 years. She received her Electronic Document Professional (EDP) certification in 1998---from Xplor International, the electronic document systems association---and has recertified twice. As director of electronic document production, she is responsible for all variable printing within her company.
Tamara Sargeant - Canada
Vice President, Communications Services, Prinova
Tamara Sargeant is vice president of Prinova's communications services team, headquartered in Canada. After graduating with her master's degree in professional and technical writing from Carnegie Mellon University, she started her career as a consultant with Siegel & Gale's Simplified Communications Group in New York City. It was there her passion for information design really began, and for the past 15 years, she has been devoted to helping clients develop best-of-breed customer communications. Sargeant prides herself in creating statements as unique as her clients. Likely her most notable achievement is her work in developing Prinova's industry-first Integrated Approach, which marries the creative and technical worlds to ensure that the designs her team creates are delivered seamlessly into production. Using this approach, her team has not only created award-winning statements, but her clients have experienced a faster time to market and enjoyed significant savings. Sargeant is a member of the International Institute of Information Design and is a frequent speaker on information design best practices and how to apply the latest trends from one industry to another.
Jennifer C. Bonilla - United States
President and General Manager of Operations, Pitney Bowes Management Services
Jennifer Bonilla is president and general manager of operations for Pitney Bowes Management Services' (PBMS) U.S. region. She has held positions of increasing importance at Pitney Bowes, including: general manager, southern California; area operations director, pacific northwest; director of implementation for Pitney Bowes' Six Sigma program, and leader for the PBMS' U.S. midwest region. Prior to her current position, she was president, operations for PBMS' west region. She is a member of the American Management Association, the American Business Women's Association and the American Association of University Women. She was named to DiversityMBA Magazine's 2008 edition of the "Top 100 Under 50 Diverse Executive Leaders" and was a finalist in the 2009 Stevie Awards for Women in Business.
Penny Rowlands - United States
Print Services Engineering Manager, Kaiser Permanente
As the print services engineering manager within Kaiser Permanente, Penny Rowlands leads the charge of delivering a diversified portfolio of printing solutions to support the largest health plan provider in the United States. She is responsible for providing print-related technology and innovation for the Kaiser Permanente enterprise, consisting of over 50,000 hospital network printer devices and eight regional high-volume transactional printing centers. Since she first began her career with Kaiser in 1999, her team has ushered in several transformations to improve the quality and delivery of printed documents for Kaiser Permanente. Within the past two years, she has implemented new solutions for distributed output management, printer fleet management, disaster recovery and the introduction of an Automated Document Factory within the high-volume transactional print centers.
Sylvia Pearson - United States
President and CEO, L&E Meridian
Sylvia Pearson is the founder and president/CEO of L&E Meridian, which began in April 1986. She has over 38 years of direct mail production experience. Her direct mail marketing career began in April 1972 with a full-service agency. The first seven years laid the foundation of her understanding and expertise in creative development, strategy, planning and implementation, and the next seven years focused on sales and production management with UARCO and The Last Word, all before she started L&E Meridian.
Tawnya Starr - United States
Tawnya Starr first learned about the power of the Web when she experienced phenomenal sales growth after launching a Web site for her printing company in New Mexico. In 2000, she joined PrinterPresence as president. Starr has dedicated her career to educating the printing industry on all matters related to the Web and Web-to-print applications. A board member of EDSF, she is recognized as an expert on Web marketing and how it enables companies of any size to save time and money while attracting and keeping customers. Starr is a published columnist and author, and in 2005 received the prestigious Industry Award of Distinction from PrintImage International for her service as a consultant and educator to the industry. She has conducted hundreds of seminars and has been featured as a speaker at dozens of national and international print conventions.
About OutputLinks and Recognition Programs
OutputLinks is the global information and research resource of the high volume transaction output industry (OutputLinks.com). The OutputLinks Women of Distinction is a part of OutputLinks' worldwide Awards & Recognitions program, which acknowledges the many contributions, achievements and successes of outstanding professionals and companies in the output industry. OutputLinks Awards & Recognitions also include: the Stewardship Award; Electronic Document Professional Award of Merit; Vendor of Value; Scholarship Endowment Program; Distinguished Service Award and various annual Electronic Document Systems Foundation (EDSF) Scholarships. The complete list of Women of Distinction honorees can be found at (OutputLinks.com/WOD. OutputLinks invites nominations throughout the year for future nominees at (firstname.lastname@example.org.