Home' FLEXO Magazine : February 2016 Contents to rise. is year, we're expecting more than
2,000 key players who will be making the
Fort Worth Convention Center their base of
operations on March 7-8.
e footprint is extensive---290 booths; 220
exhibitors! Take a look at the oorplan that
folds out from the front cover. By my count:
• Approximately 22 percent of all exhib-
itors manufacture presses and press
accessories---with 6 percent of those
specializing in digital print solutions
• Another 20 percent fall within the realm
of converting equipment---including 4
percent dealing exclusively with envi-
• Taking things a bit further, looking to
design, prepress and premedia, some
24 percent of exhibitors t the bill, with
13 percent designated as plate/sleeve/
plate material manufacturers, 6 percent
as premedia service providers and 5
percent as process control so ware
• Inks, coating, substrate and treater
specialists list out to 13 percent
• Anilox roll, doctor blade and their asso-
ciated cleaning products account for 11
percent of those showing their wares
• Distributors number 6 percent
• Associations/publications and educa-
tional entities account for the remaining
Wow! What a lineup! Need more information
on the speci c brands, product lines and con-
cepts ripe for examination and discussion?
Turn to page 38. FLEXO's O cial INFO*-
FLEX Exhibit Guide o ers the complete
picture. It's so comprehensive that it requires
some 65 pages. Use it as your de nitive por-
trait of the INFO*FLEX oor. It's designed
with that purpose in mind. Put it to good use.
We're con dent it will serve you well.
coming months, to talk about some of the
modern advancements machinery had seen
and how dramatic they were compared to
what he encountered "back in the day." I gave
him my business card, and he was on his way.
My initial reaction to that conversation was
a mix of perplexion and admiration. Here
was a guy in his mid 80s, talking about doing
research, talking to former colleagues and
collecting his own thoughts to put together
something for a magazine that certainly
wasn't going to pay him, in service of an in-
dustry from which he had long since retired.
I thought, "Joe, here I am, a young guy in my
late 20s, and there are days I wake up and go,
'I just do not feel like writing anything today.'"
Joe's intentions gave me the pre Forum kick
in the ass I needed to power through the
following several days.
Joe passed away last month. He never got
around to writing those articles, but I would
bet a stack of Forum 2016 drink tickets it was
not because he didn't feel like it. In our sole
interaction, I, like his fellow Hall of Fame
members (whose recollections you can read
beginning on page 138), found Joe Trungale
to be a man who wanted to continue to aid
the exographic industry at any age. ank
FTA Board of Directors
FFTA Board of Trustees
FFTA Chairman of the Board
FTA Chairman of the Board
Polymount U.S., LLC
Howard B. Vreeland, Jr.
FFTA Chair Elect
Anderson & Vreeland, Inc.
Lon Robinson III
Immediate Past FTA Chairman of the Board
Prairie State Group
FFTA Vice Chair, Project Evaluation
FFTA Vice Chair, Scholarships
Farnell Packaging Ltd.
FTA Vice Chair, Education/CPC
FTA Vice Chair, Suppliers
FFTA Vice Chair, Solicitations
FTA Vice Chair, Printer/Converter
Coveris High Performance Packaging
Flexographic Technical Association
Master Packaging Inc.
Mark Andy Inc.
FLEXO Magazine Editorial
DuPont Packaging Graphics
All Printing Resources, Inc.
Staples Print Solutions
American Inks and Coatings
MacDermid Printing Solutions
C-P Flexible Packaging
Encore Washington Ltd.
He asked if I was Brad
Pareso, and when
I replied I was, he
introduced himself as
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