The Gravure Education Foundation

Mission Statement:

The mission of the Gravure Education Foundation (GEF) is to promote and support educational development in gravure technology by raising and properly distributing money and resources to deserving educational institutions and students. By so doing, the Foundation will motivate and develop individuals with technical proficiency and leadership skills for the print communication industry.

Gravure Education Foundation:

In 1979, the founding trustees of the GEF recognized that ensuing technological change would continue to accelerate. New technology became a catalyst for changes in customer needs and demands and in competition in the print communications marketplace.

Gravure Education FoundationThose founding trustees agreed that the industry's next generation would require specialized training and education in order to manage and produce in the new business environment. Their foresight gave rise to the Gravure Education Foundation.

The GEF is dedicated to promoting and supporting training and educational development in gravure technology. In order to meet and exceed the demands of an ever-changing marketplace, we encourage and support programs that offer extensive instruction in gravure technology.

The Foundation has made steady progress since its inception in 1979, and we are proud of the support we provide for educational development in gravure technology. As we near the end of our fourth decade, the Foundation is strengthening its support by implementing new training and educational initiatives, and expanding its support of existing programs.

Board of Trustees  
Walter Vail
Scout Sourcing, Inc.

Bob Kikkert
Altria Group
Vice President

Jason Barrier
David A. Blais
Quad/Graphics, Inc.
Bernadette Carlson
Trustee Emeritus
Thomas Cassidy

David Coggins
RR Donnelley
H.C. Cox, III
Trustee Emeritus
Peter Daetwyler
Trustee Emeritus
Ralph Daetwyler
Max Daetwyler Corporation
Massimo Genio
The Cerutti Group
Mark Glendenning

Michael Green
Flint Group

Ian Hamilton

Todd Luman
William Martin
Cylinder Society
Reba Meek
delfort group
Keith Newton
Amcor Tobacco Packaging
Erik Ohls
Trustee Emeritus
Philip Pimlott
Gravure Association of the Americas

David Schirmer
James M. Sheibley
Wasau Coated Products

James Siever
European Rotogravure
European Delegate

Charles (Jeff) Slick
Packaging Corparation of America

Rod Sosa
Fres-Co Systems USA, Inc.
 Dennis Wilcox
Southern Graphic Systems
Jay Yakich
Seville Flexpack Corporation
Robert W. Zumbiel
C.W. Zumbiel Company

Contact Us:

Gravure Education Foundation
8281 Pine Lake Drive
Denver, NC  28037

Office Hours: Monday- Friday 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Tel: (812) 406-5434
Fax: (201) 523-6048

E-mail: Phil Pimlott,