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FLEXO Magazine : May 2010
FTA TODAY 40 FLEXO mAY 2010 www.flexography.org in over a relatively short time span. Topflight had a production manager who was interested in advancing this process. I convinced him to take me to FTA meetings. It was obvious to me, from the very beginning of my association with FTA and its members, that many people in the industry felt there were many possibilities for the flexo process. FTA was the perfect or- ganization to pull it all together.” Personal Pursuits Hands-on is Charlie’s pre- ferred mode of operation, both at work and at play. “My person- al interest includes street rods and custom cars,” he relays. “ Sue and I enjoy remodeling homes, which we started after returning to Pennsylvania from North Carolina. We purchased a stable in Pennsylvania and built our home inside. There is plenty of room for holidays with our families.” The Brown homestead includes a very large workshop, a place for all the cars, with heated floors, a 1950s themed area, and even a 1960 Seeburg Juke Box, with 100 forty-fives containing songs of the 1950s and 1960s. Of course, there is also plenty of room to dance. Home remodeling seems to be somewhat of a present pas- sion for both Charlie and Sue. “ We remodeled a cottage in a golf community in West Virginia; and are presently remodel- ing a home in a 55+ golf community in Florida. We are snow birds and proud of it. Pennsylvania winters are too cold!” Ever the outdoorsman, Charlie says he is passing along that interest to grandsons Damon, 18 and Josh, 16. “I deer hunt with my grandsons and I enjoy being with them as often as possible.” Known in flexo circles as a lover of golf, Charlie hits the links, side-by-side with Sue as often as possible. Kayak- ing ranks among their newest interests. Penn State football games remain a magnet of attraction. Traveling has been put off for health concerns, but thanks to a promising prognosis, it’s looking like some globetrotting is likely to occur in the very near future. Honored, Yet Humble Charlie still tells people that, “Getting involved with the FTA is the only way to improve the flexographic print process by providing a network of personal and professional associations. I encourage all companies to become involved in the FTA, in- Charlie Brown at 1991 FTA Excellence in Flexography Awards competition. FLX_May10_sec1.indd 40 4/19/10 11:58 AM