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FLEXO Magazine : June 2009
ASSOCIATION NEWS FTA/FFTA 2009-2010 Board Officers Seated At Foundation of FTA (FFTA) Forum 2009, the Association announced the new slate of officers for the Board of Directors (FTA) and its Foundation’s Board of Trustees. Greg Collins (C-P Flexible Packaging) was introduced as the new Chairman of the Board of Directors. He succeeds Dave Neiman (All Printing Resources), who retains a seat on both the FTA and FFTA boards. Greg Platt (GMF Flexo Prepress) was named FTA Chairman-Elect, and will succeed Collins at the conclusion of his two-year term. Gary Hilliard (Hood Packaging Corp.) entered his second year as FFTA’s Chairman of the Board of Trustees. In addition, Michael Impastato (Flint Group) continues as FFTA Chair-Elect and vice chair of Project Evaluations. Also maintaining roles on both boards are: Larry Claton (Aquaflex), who will act as Treasurer; Michael Reinhardt (Windmoeller & Hoelscher), who fulfills the role of vice chair of Solicitations; Gene Martin (The Robinette Co.), who acts as vice chair, Scholarships; David Straten (Advance Packaging Corp.), who continues as vice chair, Printers/Converters; Jean Jackson (Praxair Surface Technologies), vice chair, Supplier and Prepress; Matt Moffett (The Meyers Printing Co.) vice chair, CPC and Education; as well as Roxanne Baker (Cryovac Sealed Air), Michael Ferrari (Procter & Gamble), Eric Jones (The Label Co.), and James Nelson (Great Lakes Packaging Co.). Paul Lancelle (Eastman Kodak Co.) has completed two consecutive terms on both boards, and will step down. Doug Nelson (Anderson & Vreeland) has also concluded a second term on the FFTA Board. Flexo Scholars! During the Education Reception at FFTA Forum 2009 in Lake Buena Vista, FL, 10 scholarships were announced for 10 students enrolled in or entering collegiate-level flexographic printing programs. Those recipients were. Elizabeth Cox, Carroll University, Waukesha, WI Carolyn Doll, Cincinnati State Kelly Doroff, University of Wisconsin - Stout Kristin Lebelt, Western Michigan University Jamie Mace, Ryerson University Anne Pelton, Dunwoody College of Technology Hannah Plavnick, Ryerson University Nathan Plavnick, Ryerson University Coleen Svoem, Carroll University Vincy To, Clemson University These are in addition to the three winners of the Rossini Scholarship Flexographic Studies announced at the FTA’s Awards Banquet: Andrea Ho, California Polytechnic State University (first place), Andrew Henry, Rochester Institute of Technology (second place), and Tessa Libby, California Polytechnic State University. Flexo-Certified! Four students from Fullerton College passed the Level I - Basic Flexo skills exam: Forrest Bradburn Roger Ibarra Jeremy Miller Brian Stephens An additional six students passed the passed the Level I - Basic Flexo certification test at Gordon Graydon Memorial Secondary School. Aldo Galati Stephanie Kerrigan Adrian Thompson Craig Smillie Dan Smith Lorie Wilson Sun Chemical Fellowship Winner Announced At Forum 2009, Scott Williams of Rochester Institute of Technology was announced as the recipient of the 2009 Sun Chemical Research Fellowship. Williams will conduct studies on clinical diagnos- FTA TODAY Tell Us Your Topics! What are the hot topics you would like to hear more about at Forum 2010? What kind of sessions or issues will get you to attend next year? This is your opportunity to have your voice heard and to help craft the program content for the industry’s premier event dedicated to advancing the flexographic printing process. Submit your ideas and be heard! Contact Shelley Rubin, FTA educational program coordinator, at 631-737-6020 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Abstracts can be submitted to: www.flexography.org/ abstracts/cfm Nancy Trungale, 73 Nancy A. Trungale, age 73, nee Weary, of Geneva, IL. Beloved wife of FTA Hall of Famer Joseph Trungale; loving mother of Joseph (Candy) and David (Sabrina); devoted grandmother of Joey, Jeffrey, Andrea and David; fond sister of Joan Galloni, Bruce (Julie) Weary and the late Franklin Weary; dear friend of Julie Moore and Joanne Katsuleas. Memorials can be made to the American Cancer Society, 143 First St. Batavia, Il. 60510 or the Illinois Society for the Prevention of Blindness, 211 West Wacker Dr., Suite 1700, Chicago, IL 60606. Web Watch: www.FLEXOmag.com FLEXO MAY 2009 ISSUE Visits: 136,706 Avg. # Pages Viewed: 49 Avg. Length of Visit: 17.5 minutes First Time Visits: 55% Two or More Visits: 45% Peak Activity: May 4 TOP 5 COUNTRIES 1. United States 2. Canada 3. Australia 4. Germany 5. Czech Republic tic tools manufactured using flexography. “New medical diagnostic tools, which can be manufactured via flexography to produce low-cost, reliable, field-ready devices, represent the innovation frontier in product printing,” he professed in his submission. The fellowship will be used to expand the research program in the development of a method to print microfluidic devices using flexography on both paper and films. A complete report on this study will appear in a later issue of FLEXO. www. f le xography. org JUNE 2009 TOP 5 CITIES 1. Chicago, IL 2. Bellevue, IL 3. Smyrna, GA. 4. Minneapolis, MN 5. Rochester, NY Source: Google FLEXO 9
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