The industry baron was honoured with this prestigious award for his contributions to the advancements in grand-format digital imaging, such as the company’s line of AquaJet direct-to-fabric digital printers. “James has shown unwavering commitment to the advancement of the industry and to simplifying the digital printing process in commercial applications,” said incoming chairman Carl Baldwin while presenting the award. “He has continually created printers that fit the needs of the growing digital print markets,” he added.
Gandy started his career in the specialty imaging industry in 1978 with his company Signtech. As digital imaging became a more lucrative imaging technology, he directed development efforts toward digital printing equipment. In 2001, Gandy and his brother Hary Gandy formed Gandinnovations.