Blog Contributors and Editors

Blog Content Contributors

Jason Cagle

Jason Cagle entered the printing industry in 2013, working at Clemson University, in South Carolina, where he performed various research projects and collaborations pertaining to flexography. During his time at Clemson, Jason received a Bachelors of Science degree in Graphic Communications with a minor in Business Administration. Jason started his career at MacDermid Graphics Solutions as a member of the Applications Development Team, in spring of 2016.  In this role, Jason aided MGS customers with technical print and plate support, while assisting the Research & Development Team, developing and bringing to market new photopolymer plate technologies. Jason is a FTA FIRST implementation specialist. Jason’s latest accomplishment was being honored as the 2018 recipient of the FTA Presidents Award.

Ivan Rozo


Ivan Rozo is the Business Development Manager for Latin America. Ivan is Chemical Engineer with a Master Degree in Business Administration with emphasis in marketing. He has more than ten years of experience in the Flexographic industry working in roles of sales and technical support in which he has led optimization projects. Ivan's is responsible for attracting new business and consolidating strategic accounts at MacDermid in Latin America.





Ryan Vest
Ryan Vest, Global Director of Innovation, has been key in the development of industry-changing technologies such as LAVA® thermal plate processing and the LUX® Flat Top Dot technologies. He is widely known in the industry for his expertise in liquid photopolymer and corrugated plate technologies. Vest earned his Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from Berry College in 1995 and his Master of Science (M.S.) in Chemistry from North Carolina State University in 1998, joining MacDermid that very same year.



Blog Editors
Alicia Gibson

Alicia Gibson, Global Strategic Marketing & Portfolio Manager, managers the growth of MacDermid’s extensive product lines of printing plate technologies through the identification of market needs, new product development, and new product introduction. Alicia earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering and a certificate in Pulp & Paper Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, GA, and an MBA from Queens University in Charlotte, NC.




Leigh Carpenter

Leigh Carpenter, Marketing Manager, has extensive experience in many aspects of marketing such as competitive analysis, market positioning, and product management. Leigh earned a Bachelor of Science in Visual Communications Technology from Bowling Green State University and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Florida.


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