RIT College of Imaging Arts and Sciences awards industry veteran, Chris Bondy the Gannett Distinguished Professorship IN CIAS, School of Media Sciences.
RIT College of Imaging Arts and Sciences continues to advance curricula and vitalize relationships’ with industry solution providers and service providers by recruiting experienced industry leaders like Chris Bondy. “Chris brings over 30 years of relevant and practical background to the CIAS leadership team, he will be instrumental in the reshaping of programs for students and industry partners alike with his focus in cross-media graphic communications”, Lorraine Justice, Dean College of Imaging Arts and Sciences.
Prior to joining RIT, Chris was Principal, Quest Consulting Solutions and Group Director at InfoTrends where he worked with technology vendors, print/marketing service providers and enterprise marketing executives on strategy and technology implementation through custom engagements and syndicated services.
With over 3 decades of industry experience, Chris has developed extensive experience in strategy, business development, product planning, process reengineering, and sales/marketing for commercial printing, publishing and in-plant printing companies, and manufacturers of graphic arts and marketing communication products and services. Chris has held several leadership positions over his career including Chief Technology Officer for (DMH) Direct Mail Holdings, at DMH he conceptualized and launched several next-generation web-services solutions for consumer photo memory products and digital asset management. He also standardized all information technology applications across DMH by driving common use of key software solutions including ERP (PrintStream), Composition (GMC) and Postal Optimization (Business Objects and Monticello).
Chris also has experience working for leading technology vendors including Kodak and Xerox. At Kodak's Graphic Communications division he was Vice President, Worldwide Director, Professional Services & Solutions. His positions at Xerox included Vice President, Marketing & Practice Management and Vice President & Chief Engineer, Production Solutions Business Team.
Chris began his career designing books and magazines for Ambassador Publishing Services and Everest Book Publishing and deigned fonts and managed the font development department for Information International, Inc. He also founded GraphComm a San Diego California-based, a full-service graphic communications company.
Chris studied Graphic Design and Mass Communications at Ambassador College and received his Bachelor of Science at New York Institute of Technology in Interdisciplinary Studies; Business Marketing, Behavioral Science & Graphic Design. He received a Masters of Engineering and Science in New Product Development at Rochester Institute of Technology.
Throughout his career Chris has been an innovative thought leader and change agent for process automation and digital transformation of the communications value chain. Chris has extensive background developing and integrating workflow solutions from both the manufactures’ and service providers’ perspective. Chris has the ability to synthesize complex workflows and conceptualize and lead the technology selection, cultural transformation, development and deployment of efficient digital and hybrid workflows.
Chris designed and taught courses in electronic publishing at University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and developed technical seminars on “Digital Printing and Cross-Media Communications” that covered marketing communications, cross-media composition, data analytics, color science, printing architecture, the history of page description languages, RIP/DFE systems, and variable printing. Chris co-wrote the “Color Copier/Printer Assessment” a comprehensive review of three key digital printing systems, and a tutorial on the electrophotographic process and he designed and wrote, PC Magazine Editors Choice award winning course, “Publishing with Ventura” an audio, video and workbook training system. Chris has several patents in process and was awarded US patent 7,142,326; Methods and Apparatus for Variable Data Document Printing.
"The graphic communications industry is in major transition, consumers and knowledge workers have modified the way that they communicate and our industry must respond to the change. Graphic communication solution providers and service providers will need to deliver integrated cross-media graphic communications services and solutions that include web, print, mobile and social media. I am exited to work with industry partners to equip our next generation of graphic communications professionals to drive the required transformation in our industry, RIT is the perfect place to lead this transformation effort.” Chris Bondy, Gannett Distinguished Professor, Interim Administrative Chair, School of Print Media, College of Arts and Imaging Sciences.