The Vanguard Digital Printing Systems (VDPS) family is saddened to announce the passing of Jim Case, one of three founding partners, on September 26, 2018. Jim was a larger-than-life figure who brought his remarkable passion, energy and experience to the large format industry. Through his drive and desire to be the best, Jim helped shape VDPS into the award winning manufacturer it is today.
As stated by Dave Cich, majority owner and President of VDPS “Jim was a friend, marketing genius, customer advocate, mentor, top sales contributor and key business partner. I cannot say just how much we will miss him.”
Jim came from CET Color, where he was East Coast Sales Director under Cich. Jim along with Dave and the other founding partner, Jim Peterson, left CET Color to form Vanguard Digital Printing Systems in 2015. Together they made VDPS very successful, with three 2018 SGIA Product of the Year Awards, giving them five total over the last three years. These successes were definitely a result of Case’s sustained contributions in design, marketing and sales efforts.
His greatest love however was for his wife, Robin, his family and close friends. Our hearts go out to them and all who were touched by his extraordinary gifts.
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