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Nov 10, 2010 12:00 AM
The International Cooperation for the Integration of the Processes in Prepress, Press and Postpress (CIP4) organization announced at its Fall 2010 Interoperability Event the presentation of a CIP4 Fellowship to Margaret Motamed of EFI. As a CIP4 Fellow, Motamed has been granted a life-long membership in CIP4.
The CIP4 Fellowship Award recognizes individuals whose contributions to the development of the Job Definition Format (JDF) Specification are both substantial and significant to the integrity and function of JDF, as well as individuals who may have contributed to the industry's adoption of JDF by educating manufacturers of JDF systems and JDF users and/or by actively disseminating information about JDF. The CIP4 Fellowship award is made at the discretion of the CIP4 Board of Directors with one Fellowship usually awarded each year.
Motamed has served in leadership positions with CIP4 for eight years. From 2002 to 2006, Motamed served as CIP4's education and marketing officer. During her tenure she oversaw the first major public demonstration of JDF-enabled products at drupa 2004, and since then has been involved in major interoperability and workflow demonstrations conducted by cooperating members at key trade events around the world. She helped create JDF-awareness programs, ranging from the "JDF Now" and "JDF Works" campaigns to educational seminars and printer outreach programs. She was also involved in the creation of the JDF Marketplace, the JDF Bulletin, international JDF users groups, the JDF Expert Certification program, and the establishment of the JDF Product Certification program.
Motamed became the CIP4 CEO in 2006, and served in that position until September of 2010. During her time as CEO of CIP4 she was involved in the integration of NGP into CIP4's Business Networking Group, the formation of Japanese CIP4 groups, and the establishment of JDF and CIP4 trademarks worldwide.