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Rick Backofen

Supervisor - Creative Resources, Creative Resources, Stakeholders and Community Relations Office

Rick Backofen

Brookhaven National Laboratory

Stakeholders and Community Relations Office
Bldg. 555, Room 1-117
P.O. Box 5000
Upton, NY 11973-5000

(631) 344-6183
(631) 974-6452
backofen@bnl.gov

Rick has been at the Laboratory for 40 years, all of it in the Graphic Arts field. He's experienced in all aspects of printing, photography, video and graphic design and proudly supports the talented professional team who provide those services to the Laboratory in a high quality, cost effective manner. Over a long Laboratory career, he's served  many Laboratory level roles including  Human Performance Improvement, ISO 18000 certification, IBEW contract negotiations, Managed Print process improvement team,  and the BERA (Brookhaven Employee Recreation Association) Executive Board.

He also currently serves on the Director's Office Diversity and Inclusion Council.

Expertise | Education | Certifications


Expertise

Almost 45 years of experience in all phases of graphic arts. Other areas of expertise include BNL Graphic Identity guidelines, BNL Logo usage guidelines, BNL photo reuse permissions, production workflow process engineering, Print Production business systems, desktop database development, Creative staff management, production shop safety, Digital Asset Management and GPO (Government Printing Office)procurement process.

Education

1988 - AAS Business Administration - Suffolk County Community College

1994 - BA Management - Dowling College

1999 - MBA Management - Dowling College

Certifications

2006 - BNL Supervision Certificate

2013 - Lean SIX Sigma - Yellow Belt

2016 - Battelle - LOSA  (Laboratory Operations Supervisor Academy)

Rick Backofen

Brookhaven National Laboratory

Stakeholders and Community Relations Office
Bldg. 555, Room 1-117
P.O. Box 5000
Upton, NY 11973-5000

(631) 344-6183
(631) 974-6452
backofen@bnl.gov

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