BUSCARD Providing expertise in consulting, market research, and related project management for the graphic arts and printing & publishing arenas. If you are a player in these industries with information needs suitable to personalized and focused, qualitative approaches, please contact Richards Research to discuss your concerns and challenges.
Neil Richards retired from Eastman Kodak's Graphics Division as US Director of Business Research and Trade Relations after thirty-plus years focused on analyzing, understanding, and forecasting the evolving graphic communications industries. In this role, he was responsible for conducting and managing an extensive array of research projects, has managed projects in Japan and Europe, and given futures presentations in Latin America. He has held numerous leadership positions with key industry associations, and was recognized by GAMIS/PIA when he was presented with a new industry honor, The Neil Richards Visionary Leadership Award. He is recognized by the industry as a leading researcher, adept at utilizing new approaches to problem solving, with extremely effective written and verbal communication skills.

Trade Association Experience

Neil Richards has been actively involved in the major associations supporting the printing and publishing and related industries for many years, often in strong leadership roles. These activities have been an important source of market understanding, market research, and market intelligence, and allowed him to develop a broad network of industry contacts which has been crucial in developing a comprehensive understanding of ongoing industry dynamics.

Overview of association activities

IPA (International Prepress Association)
Market Advisory Committee
GAMIS (Graphic Arts Marketing Information Services)
Kodak representative for 30 years
Over fifteen years on Board of Directors
Long Range / Financial Planning Committee
Past President
GATF (Graphic Arts Technical Foundation)
Chair, Techno-Economic Forecasting Committee
NAGASA (North American Graphic Arts Suppliers Association)
Chair, Audits and Survey Committee
NPES (The Association for Suppliers of Printing and Publishing Technologies)
Chair, Market Research Committee (three terms)
Chair, Statistics Committee
Alternative delegate
Long Range Planning Committee
Moderator and presenter at NPES Print Outlook conferences
PIA (Printing Industries of America)
PIA Futures Group (One of two manufacturer representatives)
PIA Future of Print Project (Sponsor representative and task force member on last two studies. Co-chaired and presented at national future conferences on project results.)
PIA Economics & Research Committee (Only manufacturer representative)
PIA Long Range Planning Committee (Only manufacturer representative)
R&E Council (Research & Engineering Council of the Graphic Arts)
Executive Committee
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