A Little About Us. . .

CGS ORIS | Americas is the leader in color workflow software and imaging technology for commercial printers, packaging printers, brand owners, graphic design agencies, marketing companies, industrial printers and home decor manufacturers.

To complement our product offerings, and set us apart in the industry, we have developed unique automation tools and provide highly-consultative professional services to help our clients efficiently manage color, improve productivity and ultimately save time and money.

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Trusted Experience

In CGS ORIS | Americas thirty-year plus history, we have developed and finely tuned color management workflow solutions for the various industries and market segments we serve. Our hard work a professional experience has not been overlooked either; as proud recipients of seven InterTech Technology Awards for our best-in-class products over the years.

Tailored Solutions

What good are best-in-class color management, workflow, and hardware technology if they are not supported well and customized for your needs? We design and implement solutions customized for our client’s specific needs, requirements and manufacturing processes.

Professional Guidance

Our products are focused on industry standards and non-proprietary architecture. We always take the consultative approach in our recommendations and guidance. The belief that enabling our customers knowledge and expertise on the use of our solutions is paramount. In our years of experience we have found, by “teaching our customers how to fish” we help to enable their long term success and profitability.

Our History

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Developed turn-key magazine and catalog production system. Essentially a more efficient high-end color management (hardware and software) at a cost nearly 10 times less than the competition.

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As the world shifted to desktop computers, we began to focus on software development and open standards.

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CGS ORIS proofing solutions introduced and revolutionized inkjet contract proofing to the world. We enabled our customers the ability to eliminate the use of expensive analog proofing systems while delivering greater accuracy and efficiency within print production processes.

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As the graphic arts industry matured with the use of digital production printing presses, there was an immediate need to harmonize color across digital and traditional offset print processes. We quickly advanced our color management products to bridge this gap.

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Focused on diversifying product offerings and developing color management solutions for consumer packaged goods and home decor markets. With a renewed focus, we brought to market the world’s most revolutionary offerings for color communication, packaging proto-typing/mock-up, and 3D surface image capturing systems.

Management

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Bryan Freeland

Chief Financial Officer

Bryan Freeland serves as CFO of CGS ORIS | AMERICAS. He joined CGS ORIS in 2003 and has more than 23 years of experience in Accounting, Finance, Banking, and Management. Bryan grew up farming in ND where he acquired his hard work ethic and determination. He began his career at accounting firm Deloitte in the Management Solutions and Services Group. Bryan earned his Bachelor of Accountancy from the University of North Dakota and is an ND CPA. Currently residing in Perham, MN with his wife, daughter, son, and dog, he enjoys the outdoors, especially lake time in the summer, water skiing, surfing, golfing, fishing, and spending time with his family.

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Marcus Goerlitz

Vice President of Sales

Originally from Germany, Marcus also lived in London, England. Marcus's first introduction to the printing industry was in 1996 after he finished his professional sports career. Marcus worked with CGS ORIS in Germany & CGS ORIS | AMERICAS from 2001 – 2003, and again in Germany in 2009 after spending time at Koenig & Bauer and Presstek, Europe. In 2011, Marcus and his family moved back to Minnesota when Marcus returned to CGS ORIS | AMERICAS. Marcus has been involved in sales and marketing since the beginning of his career. Currently residing in Lino Lakes, MN with his family, he enjoys biking, golfing, ice hockey, and cooking in his spare time.

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David Palmieri

Vice President of Marketing

David began his career in the graphic arts industry roughly 30 years ago. The early part of his career was focused on the production side of the business in New York City. He joined CGS ORIS | Americas in 2000 and has been instrumental in the overall development and growth of the company. David has a tremendous passion for the graphic arts industry and an advocate for our customer's success. David was born and raised in the New York City area where he resides today. In his spare time, David enjoys spending time with friends and family.

Sales & Marketing

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Denise Bloy

Business Development Manager, Industrial Solutions | Central North America

Denise comes to CGS ORIS | AMERICAS as a former CGS ORIS customer with 20 years of flexo production experience. She has been involved in all aspects of CGS ORIS business development and complete workflow solutions. She enjoys working closely with customers to create or optimize their environments with CGS ORIS technology. Denise currently resides near Green Bay, WI, she enjoys spending time outdoors on Wisconsin lakes, rivers, and woods.

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Lewis Lau

Business Development Manager, Western North America

Originally from Taiwan, Lewis also lived in Japan and Hong Kong until he attended college in Rochester, New York, where he got his first introduction to the field of color management. Lewis has been with CGS ORIS | AMERICAS since its inception and has been involved in various aspects of training, service, and sales of printing workflow solutions over the past two decades. Currently residing in Los Angeles with his family, he enjoys running, biking, and cooking in his spare time.

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Rob Lawrence

Business Development Manager, Industrial Solutions | Western North America

Rob has been working in the print industry for over four decades. In that time specializing in aiding customers in adopting and integrating all of the exciting technological advancements over those years. In his spare time, Rob enjoys playing guitar and he finds the time he likes to take a fly rod and head to a cold stream to try to catch trout.

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Shawn Lowe

Business Development Manager, Industrial Solutions | Eastern North America

Shawn began his career some 30-years ago working in the print and publishing business for multi-title publishers in NYC. His vast experience in publishing is complemented by his love for efficiencies, and automation in production workflows. As an added bonus, Shawn is a professional photographer, a stickler for details, and very knowledgeable and about color balances and color correction. Shawn was with CGS ORIS | AMERICAS from 2009-2012 and left to create a start-up magazine for a high-end fashion publisher. Afterward, Shawn worked for an automation software company and managed the entire United States and Canada. Shawn is now back at CGS ORIS | AMERICAS and represents the NE Region from his home in New Jersey, where he lives with his wife Michele of 36 years.

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Lynn Leppo

Business Development Manager, Eastern North America

A North Dakota native, Lynn relocated to Minneapolis in 2010 to further a professional sales career with beauty giant, L’Oreal. Having joined the CGS ORIS organization soon after, she has worked through various roles in her nearly-decade at CGS ORIS I AMERICAS, continuing to find the intricacies of color management, fascinating. A G7 Expert, and Certified Color Management Professional, Lynn is an industry resource and subject matter expert for all-things professional media-related. An artist and former musician, Lynn holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of North Dakota and is an active artist/ painter within her local arts community. A resident of the historic Lowertown neighborhood of St. Paul, Lynn enjoys cycling/ walking along the Mississippi with her dog, Jett, reading, and exploring the art of making perfect pour-over coffee.

Administration

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Adrian Aguilar

Accounting Manager

"Making Minneapolis, MN his permanent home, originally from Honduras, Central America. Attended school in St Paul, MN. Adrian has been part of the CGS ORIS family since 2007. “I love my job and the people I work with and I hope this comes through to my colleagues and our customers, I am always happy to help.” In his spare time, Adrian enjoys playing golf, running, biking, and working out."

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Rhonda Anderson-Drake

Customer Service Manager

Rhonda has dedicated her professional career servicing customers in the Graphic Arts industry, and has been part of our CGS ORIS | AMERICAS team since 2003. On her free time Rhonda enjoys nature, and spending time with her grandson.

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Keiko Komatsu

Accounting & Customer Service Representative

Keiko was born in Mexico to a family of Japanese roots and lived in France in her youth. She’s been a part of the CGS-ORIS team for more than 15 years, assisting the Accounting team and working in Customer Service for CGS ORIS' North America and Latin America customers' needs in a timely and efficient manner. She currently lives in Brookfield, Wisconsin. Keiko enjoys traveling, playing tennis, and has recently taken up gardening. She also loves to entertain and cook both Mexican and Japanese food.

Professional Services Team

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Bill Lepsch

Technical Services Manager

Bill was born and raised in the Twin Cities metro area. He started his career in analog proofing and moved into digital proofing and prepress at various Minneapolis prepress houses. Bill then worked over ten years for Kodak Polychrome Graphics / Eastman Kodak where he learned product support, training, quality assurance, color management, and other disciplines as they related to proofing and printing. He has been the Technical Services Manager at CGS ORIS | AMERICAS for the past six years. He has also spent a couple of semesters teaching color theory at his local technical college. He is an IDEAlliance-certified G7 Expert and Color Management Professional Master. Bill still resides in the Twin Cities metro area with his wife of 26 years and their four children and enjoys cooking, reading, and is an avid Scouter.

Kyle Hargrove

Kyle Hargrove

Product Manager, Digital Printing Technologies

Kyle brings over 35 years’ experience in Digital Imaging to his role as US Product Manager for Digital Print Technologies. His decade+ tenure in Sales and Technical Support for CGS has afforded him the opportunity to apply ORIS color management technologies worldwide in a vast array of production environments. His industry acumen ranges from ancient prepress systems, workflows and RIPs to the latest in digital printing technologies for print, packaging, textiles and décor markets. In his role as US Product Manager for Digital Technologies, he promotes sales of, and provide support for, the products in his portfolio while acting as the voice of the US market to our Development Team. He resides in the Austin, TX area with his wife Patty in a unique area of tall pine trees known as the Lost Pines near Bastrop, TX. They enjoy kayaking, landscaping, hiking and he plays a round of golf when the opportunity arises.

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Rachel Malley

Product & Application Specialist

Rachel has been part of the CGS ORIS | AMERICAS Professional Services Team since 2016. Prior to joining CGS, Rachel attended the University of Wisconsin – Stout and received a bachelor’s degree in Graphic Communications Management. Rachel enjoys spending her free time at their family cabin in Northern Minnesota or camping with friends and family.

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Bruce Brown

Director of Technical Sales & Product Innovation

Bruce has over 35 years of experience in the printing and graphics arts industry, and has spent the last 17 years at CGS focused on color management and process controls. He is a G7 expert and has spoken at several conferences and seminars, where he has enjoyed sharing his knowledge and training others. In his off time, Bruce loves travelling, photography, drone flying, and ancestral research.

Emily Gustafson

Emily Gustafson

Technical Support Specialist & Marketing Coordinator

Emily was recruited by CGS ORIS | AMERICAS at a color management conference as a student. Prior to CGS, Emily attended the University of Wisconsin – Stout earning a B.S. in Graphic Communications Management. In her free time, Emily enjoys planning dinners inspired by meals across the world and getting lost in nature.

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