The Board of Directors of the Association of Information and Imaging Management – AIIM – International have voted John O’Connell Chair during the annual AIIM Show and Conference in Atlanta, Georgia. This means that John will be the first non-American to hold this prestigious post for the world’s leading not-for-profit association, representing Users and Providers of Document Management and Workflow technologies. John commented “AIIM’s position reflects the challenges and opportunities of our industry in the new web world and I am very honoured to help AIIM International this coming year to address these and grow into an international organization, consequent on the merger with IMC.” John, CEO of Staffware, is also a Fellow of the Association of the Chartered and Certified Accountants (FCCA) and a recently elected Master of Information Technology (MITA), has been a key player in the workflow market since the 1980s. He founded FCMC in 1980 – since renamed Staffware. By the mid 1980s he was one of a small team that developed ‘Procedure Processing’ software – the forerunner of Workflow Automation.