QuadTech Announces Its 2009 Innovation Award Recipients

Sussex, WI--6 April 2009--QuadTech, Inc., the world’s preeminent designer and manufacturer of automated print controls, today announced its 2009 Innovation Award recipients. The awards honor QuadTech employees who demonstrate excellence in innovation, which lead to breakthrough technologies that can improve production quality and help to reduce the overall cost of printing.

QuadTech has long been recognized as an industry leader for their commitment to research and development. “In the current economic conditions, we have chosen to further strengthen our commitment and financial investment toward our research and new product development”, states Karl Fritchen, President of QuadTech. “We have been very focused on new product innovations and launches that will not only help our customers during these challenging times, but will also be an asset to them in the future. In the history of our company, we have never had this many new product launches scheduled in such a short time frame. With all that’s happening in the world today, we’re very excited to experience this level of activity in our company!”

QuadTech Innovation Award recipients are selected based on a number of criteria across multiple categories. Individual or team nominations are based on patents awarded and submitted, their impact on process improvement, cost reduction, or revenue generation. A Board then evaluates all nominations to determine which are the most innovative.

2009 Innovation Award Recipients include:

  • Patent Granted for Web Inspection Module including Contact Image Sensor — Brad Moersfelder, Pat Noffke, John Seymour
  • Improved Printstand Design — Dan Hobbins
  • Common Look & Feel for QuadTech Vision Products — John Kitscha
  • High-Speed Divert Mechanism for Use with New SP Stitchers — Ed Manchester
  • Ablative Laser Printing Application — Bob Barton
  • AccuCam™ Mechanical Design — Debra Miller
  • Intellitrim — Dave Christofferson, Greg Goss, Rob Kazmierczak, Mike Krchma, Rick Schneider, Charles Schulz, Jonathan Thames
  • [ Confidential Project ] — Bob Barton, Paul Volz
  • Scanning Color Patches with SpectralCam™ — Pat Noffke
  • Servo Cover Applier Application — Dave Christofferson, Tim Heimerl, Bill Schnell
  • SpectralCam™ Lighting Configuration — Steve Lachajewski
  • 6-Channel Imaging Spectrophotometer — Adam Nelson, John Seymour, Michael Sisco
  • Variable Encoder/Variable Repeat — Paul Kinzer

For more information about any of the innovative products offered by QuadTech, please visit www.quadtechworld.com.

About BALDWIN | Vision Systems (formerly QuadTech)

BALDWIN’s Vision Systems division is the world’s leading innovator of advanced color and inspection technology for the printing industry. BALDWIN | Vision Systems sells its automated control systems in more than 100 countries to the packaging and converting markets, web offset newspaper and commercial markets, and publication gravure market. BALDWIN maintains a worldwide network of sales and service operations, and is privately owned by BW Forsyth Partner, the investment arm of multi-billion dollar global manufacturing and engineering consulting firm Barry-Wehmiller.


Craig Du Mez, BALDWIN | Vision Systems
Phone: +1 414 566 7500
Email: craig.dumez@quadtechworld.com

Clare Porter, Bespoke
Phone: +44 (0) 1737 215200
Email: quadtech@bespoke.co.uk