Kent Larson
Vice President POD division, Bridgeport National Bindery, Inc.

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Kent joined Bridgeport National Bindery in 1989 selling its casebinding services to printers and publishers. When the digital printing era began in 1991, Kent spent his days promoting the concept of short run binding with many early adopters who were looking for a case binding solution. While also wearing the hat of CSR and scheduler, many days were spent binding many of these early digitally produced books; a manufacturing experience worth its weight in gold.

In addition to his responsibilities for the new On-Demand Binding division, he had responsibilities for managing the summer textbook rebinding season and growing BNB’s new division of Pre-binding (converting paperback books into hard covers).

In 2004, Kent assumed the position of Vice President of BNB’s new Print On Demand Division that began production of one-off books. Originating as a binder and moving back up the production chain quickly taught BNB about the most important element to a successful one-off environment: I.T.

Since then, I.T. has driven much of what BNB is about and Kent’s responsibilities have kept him involved with traditional and emerging markets as they relate to manufacturing “Library Bound” books one at a time.

He lives in Western Massachusetts with his wife and best friend, Karen and their four children.

Sessions

Products and Services Riverside Suite
Michelle Weir (Hewlett Packard), Georgia Adey (Penwizard), Richard Adey (Penwizard), Kent Larson (Bridgeport National Bindery, Inc.)
Average rating: ***..
(3.00, 1 rating)
Are you wanting to learn more about new business opportunities and custom publishing? In this exciting session you will be able to hear a real-life case study direct from the client on re-purposing content to generate new revenue streams and the many aspects of the implementation of the opportunity – partnerships, automated workflow, and the digital press technology supporting it. Read more.
  • Ingram Content Group
  • Qualcomm
  • codeMantra
  • COPIA
  • Impelsys Inc.
  • Aptara
  • Bowker
  • Connotate
  • HP
  • Jouve North America
  • LibreDigital
  • Malloy
  • MarkLogic
  • Random House, Inc.
  • SPi Global
  • Sterling Commerce
  • Baker & Taylor
  • The BookMasters Group
  • Constellation
  • Jacquette Consulting
  • Mashery
  • Silverchair
  • Wolfram
  • Smashwords, Inc.

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