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Remembering Bill Duffy

13 Jun, 2006

Remembering Bill Duffy

It was with deep regret that the Imaging Supplies Coalition announced the death of  William R. Duffy. Bill was in Prague, Czech Republic on business and passed away on Tuesday, May 30, 2006.

After attending Boston University and serving in the U.S. Marine Corps, Bill joined IBM Corporation. His 31 years with IBM and Lexmark were divided between Marketing and Sales where he held various Management and Executive positions.

He retired from Lexmark as Vice President of Worldwide Marketing in June of 1998 and assumed the position of President and CEO of the Imaging Supplies Coalition. Bill was instrumental in forming the coalition and was a founding member as well as having served as Chairman of the Coalition while at Lexmark.

He was a frequent speaker on International Marketing, Counterfeiting and Fraud and represented the coalition at conferences on five continents. He also wrote numerous articles for business and industry publications. He was a respected and valued member of the Industry.

Bill was a contributor over the years to both imageSource and Office World Magazines; a speaker at Imaging Network's ITEX show; and served as a counterfeit and fraud expert on Imaging Network's "Ask the Expert" Web department. "I have worked with Bill for many years and knew him as a kind and very dedicated person whose industry knowledge and experience was unsurpassed in the industry," said Marc Spring, president of Imaging Network. "He will be greatly missed."

Lisa Boblenz, Chairman of the ISC stated “The members of the Coalition have lost a great friend and leader, the Industry has lost a valued member and contributor. Bill will forever be remembered for his leadership skills, great wit but most of all his caring and devotion to his family, friends, peers and Industry causes.”

Bill is survived by his wife Barbara, son Matthew and daughters Jennifer, Erin, Meghan and Katherine.

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