By: E&P Staff
Electrical engineer Darren Brainard is the newest member of the Technical Service Group at Southern Lithoplate, Wake Forest, N.C. As Field technical support manager based in Springfield, Mo., Brainard initially will provide support for installation, training and service of Southern Lithoplate’s plate products.
Brainard has experience with both thermal and violet laser technology for the company’s Viper 830 thermal plate and Tiger V violet plate. The Tiger V, previously available to the commercial printing market, was added this spring to Southern Lithoplate’s newspaper product portfolio.
Before joining Southern Lithoplate, Brainard was senior press technician at The Springfield News Leader, where he serviced and maintained the safe operation of all electrical and mechanical systems on the MAN Roland press.
Brainard earlier was a senior field service engineer for Western Lithotech. In addition to testing, installating and training others on DiamondSetter computer-to-plate imagers, he guided redesigns and modifications to the system.