As Director of the On Demand Printing & Publishing Consulting Service Europe, Ralf Schlözer is responsible for all service related publications and research in Europe. He is responsible for market trend analysis and forecasting, event or client driven research projects and creating presentations, newsletters and analysis reports. Mr. Schlözer has over 20 years of experience in the Graphic Arts and Graphic System Manufacturing industries. Before joining InfoTrends, Mr. Schlözer spent 5 years in the Research & Development and Digital Printing Business groups of MAN Roland in product planning and system integration for direct imaging presses and xerographic OEM printing systems. Mr. Schlözer has extensive knowledge of traditional and direct imaging presses as well as non-impact printing technologies. He is the author of several conference papers, trade press articles, and presentations. Mr. Schlözer graduated as Diplom Ingenieur in Printing Management and Technology in Berlin, Germany and also holds an M.S. Degree in Graphic Arts Systems from the Rochester Institute of Technology (R.I.T.) in the United States.