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Biography: Rich Gomez

Rich Gomez is Vice President of Technology at Frye Publication Consulting and is based in southern California. Rich brings his expertise of multi-media workflow and file management, content and digital asset management, information technology and integration, as well as print and digital production.

Rich Gomez is a hands-on media executive in the entertainment and publishing industries whose career is characterized by innovation and cost-savings. He graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles and holds an MBA in Technology Management.

After a ten-year career at Walt Disney Imagineering in audio-animatronics control systems, as supervisor in the digital audio and video/film recording studios, and as Project Manager for the AT&T Post-Show Pavilion at EPCOT; Rich was offered a position as Video Production Engineering Manager at Turner Broadcasting's Color Systems Technology where the latest Apple, Silicon Graphics and Sony Broadcast technologies were used to preserve and re-release films from the MGM library.

Wanting to focus more on developing media, Rich earned a position as Technical Operations Manager at PolyGram Records' CD-I and new media company working with both key PolyGram label artists and partners including Kodak, Time, Inc., Sesame Street, and worldwide art galleries.

As a resident of South Orange County, CA and to eliminate the commute to the media centers in Los Angeles, Rich sought to apply his entertainment industry innovation experience to the publishing industry. This was done with tremendous success at BowTie, Inc. where Rich worked for over seventeen-years as Director of Production/Manufacturing/PreMedia. His innovation moved the company forward in print, web and mobile media technology while improving production quality, on-time performance and providing bottom-line $15-million dollar cost savings.

Rich has been asked to speak at several industry conferences and offer insight into his effective and innovative approach in the media industries. A key U.S. print executive recognized Rich as the force that "…has helped us become a better printer." He currently resides in Trabuco Canyon, in the foothills of South Orange County, with his wife, their lab Kodi, and eight horses. Rich is active in both open space preservation and the equestrian lifestye. Spare moments are spent skiing the Rockies or fly-fishing a trout stream.