"I'm so thankful for this scholarship opportunity. My interests in publishing techniques, from the web to letterpress to photocopied self-published magazines, will be at the foreground of whatever graphic communications I create this coming year. This scholarship represents, for me, my commitment to staying abreast of innovative digital publishing tools while at the same time finding ways to underline the continued importance of the beautifully printed page in art and graphic design."
John Bylander, EDSF Scholarship Recipient
Francis McMahon joined Canon in April 2010 and is the Senior Vice President - Canon Solutions America and the Vice President - Canon USA. Prior to that, he was the Hewlett-Packard Company Marketing Director in the Graphics Solutions Business, a part of the Imaging and Printing Group in the Americas Region. Francis has also held a variety of management, sales and marketing roles at Eastman Kodak Company and Xerox.
As an active member of the graphic arts community, McMahon holds board positions with the National Association for Printing Leadership, the NYU Graphic Communications Management and Technology M.A. Program Advisory Board, and the Digital Solutions Cooperative, which he founded with HP customers in 2004.
McMahon holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from San Francisco State University and a Masters in Business Administration from the Rochester Institute of Technology. He is based in Boise, Idaho.