Dr. Parris manages a diversified group with laboratories in the U.S. and Europe. Under her leadership, the Polymer Team develops novel materials that are formulated into inks and coatings. She holds a Ph.D. in physical and polymer chemistry from McGill University in Montreal, Canada. She furthered the understanding of the crystal structure of a superionic complex and its phase transitions, which is the highest performance fluoride ion conductor that could be used in a hydrogen fuel cell, potentially powering electric cars.
Parris served as a member of the TAGA Board from 1996 to 2002, was the new program committee chair, and is currently the president of NPIRI. She is a past presenter at TAGA conferences, with topics including the use of Atomic Force Microscopy in the Graphic Arts (1995), Gravure Cylinder Banding (1996), and Optimizing UV Ink Lay (1997). She holds 13 published and granted patents.
Dr. Duncan is a native Texan and received his Ph.D. in organic chemistry from MIT in 1978. He joined Wikoff Color Corporation, a multinational manufacturer of printing inks, as Director of Research. There, he managed an 18-person product development group creating printing inks and graphic arts coatings for lithography, flexography, gravure, and inkjet using UV, EB, water-based, solvent-based, and oil-based technologies.
During his time with Wikoff, he twice served on the board of directors for RadTech North America and was the president of RadTech from 2012-2014. He also served on the TAGA Board of Directors and was the president of TAGA for the same two-year period (the only person to serve as president of both organizations at all, much less at the same time). Duncan travels around the world to speak at industry association meetings and is known to have a thorough understanding of most printing ink technologies as well as being able to explain complex concepts clearly.
Scrutton currently leads initiatives for the design and manufacture of fabrics for fashion and furnishing as well as workflows enabling on-demand printing and manufacturing for Adobe. When joining Adobe, he led teams developing solutions for printing OEMs, including both desktop and industrial manufacturers. His first patent was awarded for a color calibration technique for inkjet printers in 1999.
His work at Adobe continues to involve a focus on end-to-end workflows from design to print. His work has evolved to include responsibility for new digital manufacturing technologies, including 3D and textile printing, as well as printing from mobile devices. He represents Adobe speaking at industry shows and conferences, including recently at FESPA, SGIA, AATCC and PIA, and serves as chair of the Steering Committee for the Mopria Alliance, developing standards and solutions for mobile printing.