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Manager Management

Kings Park, New York, 11754, United States
March 15, 2011

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Robert Pellegrino

* *********** ****,

Kings Park New York 11754

( Relocation is OK )

Salary Requirements are Negotiable

Tel: 631-***-****



I have established myself as a leader in the print and digital prepress

industry through years of hard work and dedication. I am eager to join a

company that would make use of both my technical and management experiences

in both digital prepress, as well as, print production management. I also

have IT certifications that have helped me manage and build digital

workflows and introduce variable data technologies.


VIP Printing and Packaging, New York

Digital Prepress and Pressroom Manager

2008 - Current

Operational management of both digital prepress, color studio and

retouching, as well as, press department; including, press approvals, color

proofing, scheduling and daily production. Run weekly departmental

production and post-production meetings.

Provide press side direction for color and quality on both sheet-fed and

web presses either in-house or off site.

-Creation of digital workflow in prepress and CTP departments.

-Streamlined the PDF creation process for catalog pages adhering to PDF/X

specifications to ensure SOP of print industry standards.

-Prototype packaging and all die line construction.

-Flexo and gravure POP packaging, prototyping and artwork modification.

-Color studio lead retoucher and photo-shoot liaison to ensure proper

windowing of all product shot photography - minimizing time spent in

CC and creating a more

efficient overall process toward the production of print-ready page PDF's.

-Maintained daily scheduling and interface with creative and art directors

at all pre-production meetings.

-Workflow management and digital network administration, organized staff

and tasked assistant studio retouchers and graphic department personal.

-Work closely with art directors to achieve all print advertising

objectives, chaired print implementation and project strategy meetings.

-Team leader in digital retouching, color correction and packaging


-Review and set departmental budgets for catalog production.

-Worked with IT department as adjunct graphic arts system advisor on

workflow creation/upgrades and provided advice on all server and RIP


-Review, schedule and budget for all prepress and graphic arts projects.

-Created ICC color proofing profiles and sheet fed press fingerprinting.

-Calibrate all CTP and inkjet proofing devices, scheduled all graphic

related maintenance services and ordered all departmental supplies.

MACY's West San Francisco Catalog Advertising 2007 -


Prepress and Print Catalog Department Manager

Department Manager in both digital prepress page layout and color

retouching departments, workflow design and implementation. Worked

alongside and tasked all color retouchers, page assemblers and proofing

staff members. Maintained all print schedules and consulted with creative

staff on proper advertising design in consideration of technical

efficiencies. Developed and implemented plans to improve efficiency and

operational reliability. Scheduled and supervised workload and maintained


-Improved production flow by implementing SPC techniques and methods.

-Provided both oral and written reports for upper management.

-Provided color expertise for all media including major spring and fall

catalogs, magazine advertising and Flexo packaging.

-Developed and motivated a high performance retouching and page layout team

and extended department's knowledge to other divisions to help ensure a

close working relationship and understanding of digital prepress.

-Maintained contact with industry suppliers and kept abreast of all

industry developments.

Digital Color Associates, New York 1996 - 2007

General Operations Manager

DCA, a Long Island based digital pre-press facility specializing in digital

prepress exclusively for the publishing industry with clients such as,

Forbes, Harper Collins, Random House, Doubleday & Disney Publications.

Responsibilities as OTL included the hands-on management and execution of

daily operations of the entire department including the supervision of

staff members, tracking monthly consumable spending, and production


Delivered both oral and written presentations for many industry events, was

a contributing writer for print trade publications, as well as, technical

sales support to our own client base and in house sales team.

Implemented cost saving programs in waste management utilizing the methods

of SPC.

Accent on Color, Inc., Hauppauge, New York 1993 - 1996

Prepress Systems Manager Lead Operator

Created and managed the Postscript service division of this 24 year old

digital pre-press facility.

Presented written proposals for the purchase of all imaging equipment.

Recruited and trained the digital imaging staff, supported the sales force

with training on Postscript services, plus provided in-field client side

support through running in-house seminars.

Provided hands on Postscript troubleshooting and server management.

Demonstrated effective leadership and encouraged team concepts learned as a

certified Team Leader from Dale Carnegie coursework.


DIGITAL PREPRESS: Digital workflow creation, AGFA Apogee workflow, DALiM

TWiST workflow, Prinergy and Pandora workflows, Bay-Networks management,

plate quality control, color correction, retouching and scanning.

SOFTWARE: ADOBE CS2-4, Quark, MultiAd Creator, Expert Photoshop, Apogee,

TWiST, OSX, Win2008 Server, Microsoft Office Suite, NetObjects Fusion, Onyx

RIP. CERTIFICATIONS: Win2000 Professional, MCP, COMPTIA Network and A+

Certified, SPC (process control), CREO prepress systems. Dale Carnegie

Team Leader.


1989 New York Institute of Technology - Old Brookville, NY

B.F.A Communications / Advertising -

*Additional coursework at Stony Brook University.

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