Wash to direct GPO technology transformation

The Government Printing Office today named Mike Wash as its new chief technical officer and co-director of the Office of Innovation and New Technology.

Wash will design the agency's new information system, evaluate new technologies, and build an applied research and development team at GPO.

He also will provide guidance and development of technology designed to accelerate GPO into a digital information processing organization.

'Mike has led projects at large organizations that have resulted in successful breakthrough in science,' said Bruce James, the public printer of the United States and GPO's chief executive officer. 'He has the advanced technology background and the real-world experience to build the next generation information system for the GPO.'

Before coming to GPO, Wash was executive director of product management and marketing at Gerber Scientific Products. Prior to that, he spent 26 years at the Eastman Kodak Co. where, among other positions, he directed the company's digital photo finishing equipment business.

He holds 18 patents, including one for which he earned the U.S. National Inventor of the Year award from the Intellectual Property Association of Washington. He graduated from Purdue University with a bachelor's in electrical engineering.

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