Magazine article Talent Development

In Remembrance

Magazine article Talent Development

In Remembrance

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Ron Seal, Production Manager

January 9, 1942- March 22, 2001

Ron Seal's colleagues and friends in Creative Services, the Magazine Group, Publications, and all across ASTD loin in honoring him here for his professionalism, positive attitude, and puckish sense of humor. He will be sorely missed by all. Here are a few words from some people who worked with Ron closely and knew him well:

Ron knew more about the printing industry than many printers. His work in the field extended from the days of handset type to the all-digital era. He guided T+D through several transitions, and nothing stumped him. He coached us on paper futures, split fountains, drop-shipping, and countless other arcana of the magazine business. He could bid a job faster than a speeding bullet, and then tell you how to save money on it. Most of all, he was a safety net between editorial and the quicksand of the modern printing industry.

Patricia Galagan, Editor-in-Chief

Ron helped me keep the work of producing T+D on track by being an ally, a mentor, and a friend. Countless times, he was there to tell me to stop taking things so seriously; then in the next sentence, he'd come up with a solution to whatever production, scheduling, or printing dilemma we were facing. …

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