Andover Townsman, Andover, MA

Obituaries

February 20, 2014

Brian M. Chapman, 80

Andover — Brian M. Chapman, 80, of Andover, passed away peacefully on February 2, 2014, at The Meadows in North Andover, after a period of declining health.

Born in Buffalo, N.Y., on September 1, 1933, to the late George N. and Lillian (Mead) Chapman, he is survived by his beloved wife of 54 years, Elizabeth “Betty” (Cooke) Chapman.

Brian was educated in Buffalo, N.Y., and was a graduate of Arlington High School in Texas. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Bridgeport in Connecticut, and a Masters of Science degree in mechanical engineering, also from the University of Bridgeport. In addition, he received an MBA degree from the University of Connecticut.

He had three different career paths after college. First in the aviation industry with employment at AVCO and Sikorsky Aircraft, Stratford, Conn., he then went to work in the heavy machinery field at Farrel Corporation, Ansonia, Conn. And lastly, he was employed in the field of graphic arts. He was director of engineering and vice president of Printing Developments (PDI), a wholly owned subsidiary of Time, Inc.

While employed at PDI, he established PDI as world leader in color image scanning with the first four-color, electronic (half-tone) screening system, first fully modular scanning system, first laser-driven image setter, and first microprocessor controlled, pre-press scanning system.

He then joined Eikonix Corporation, Bedford, Mass., as vice president. Eikonix Corp. was acquired by Eastman Kodak and became Kodak Electronic Printing Systems (KEPS). While employed at KEPS, he was director of business and director of new business development.

After retiring in 1995, he founded Management Technology, a consulting group specializing in electronic pre-press systems, management and executive search for the print imaging industry.

He was President of the Technical Association of the Graphic Arts (TAGA), and was the 1992 recipient of the TAGA honors award for his service to the association and the industry. He was also president of the Research and Engineering Council of the Graphic Arts Industry, Inc. In 1996, he was honored with the Graphic Arts Technical Foundation (GATF) Society of Fellows Robert F. Reed Annual Technology Metal for outstanding contributions to the graphics arts industry.

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