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FLEXO Magazine : May 2010
156 FLEXO may 2010 www.flexography.org 156 FLEXO may 2010 www.flexography.org FTA TODay EngAging idEAs May 2010 2-5 Las Vegas, NV Paris Las Vegas Hotel: FFTA 2010 Annual Forum 3-4 Las Vegas, NV Paris Las Vegas Hotel: INFO*FLEX 2010 Exhibition 11–13 Clemson, SC Clemson University: Advanced Corrugated: Process Color and Display Quality Graphics 16–18 Clemson, SC Clemson University: Printed Electronics 101 17–20 Clemson, SC Clemson University: Orientation to the Flexographic Workflow 24–27 Clemson, SC Clemson University: Advanced Techniques in Flexography June 2010 2-4 Clemson, SC Clemson University: Expanded Color Gamut 21-24 Clemson, SC Clemson University: Orientation to the Flexographic Workflow 28-7/1 Clemson, SC Clemson University: Advanced Techniques in Flexography July 2010 12-15 Clemson, SC Clemson University: Advanced Color Management Practices 21-22 Clemson, SC Clemson University: Digital Plates and Screening for Flexo August 2010 10-12 Clemson, SC Clemson University: FIRST 4.0 , G7, and Process Color Management 17-20 Clemson, SC Clemson University: Orientation to the Flexographic Workflow 24-27 Clemson, SC Clemson University: Advanced Techniques in Flexography 30-9/2 Clemson, SC Clemson University: Enhanced Graphics for Post-Print Corrugated President’s Awards Recognize “Good People!” As the Forum approaches each year, one of the tasks I have really grown to look forward to is the selection of industry friends to receive an FTA Presi- dent’s Award. Recipients of this recognition are dedicated people who have demonstrated the truest sense of volunteerism during the recent past for which the management team extends its sincere appreciation. Although it can be difficult to whittle down the list of candidates in order to maintain the exclusivity of this honor, there always seem to be a distinguished few that have gone that extra mile without any expectation in return. But there always seem to be a select few that rise to the top based on their breadth of service to the organization. This year is true to form! Dave Nieman, All Printing Resources, over the years has been one of those “go to guys” that FTA/FFTA can always count on for his personal leadership and company support of our business initiatives. As he enters his final year of service on the FTA Board of Directors and FFTA Board of Trustees—where he held the successive offices of FTA Vice Chair of Suppliers then moving on to the Chairman of the Board seat—Dave’s “cool and calm” leadership style has contributed to a significant improvement in the governing boards’ efficiency during his tenure. On the FFTA side of the coin, he is a long-standing member of the Scholarship Com- mittee, a strong supporter of its meetings program at all levels and a key driver in the realm of online industry training, where his experience and guidance has been a tremendous benefit to the organization as it formalized the TEST Virtual Campus. Dave’s acute business acumen and critical thinking skills proved to be an asset to the organization as we performed our Strategic Planning Initiative and Leadership Council formation. Thanks for always being there my friend! Michelle Donohue, Global Packaging, has made a significant impact on our organization and the flexographic printing industry...in a very short period of time. Since joining her company in late 2007, Michelle has been extremely active in promoting sustainable green printing within our industry and has been willing to share her knowledge. Through her leadership, she guided Global Packaging as they became the first flexographic printer certified by the Sustainable Green Print- ing (SGP) Partnership in March 2009. As a SGP Printer Panelist for the 2009 National Environmental Health & Safety (NEHS) Conference and speaker at the 2010 event, she openly discussed the importance of setting organizational sustainability goals and objectives. She is contributing her time and talent as we update the EHS Self- Assessment for Flexographic Printers and Flexography: Principles & Practices, 6th Edition. Michelle is also a member of FTA’s Sustainable Green Printing Committee and is a speaker in the Sustainability Session at this year’s Forum. Thank you for all you do to strengthen FTA’s environmental initiatives Michelle! Shawn Oetjen & Kent Esby, Dunwoody College of Technology, are a team of educational professionals who, in addition to providing high-quality instruction to attending students and industry trainees, have supplied invaluable assistance to FTA/FFTA on numerous occasions. The school’s reputation within the flexographic community continues to shine as a direct result of this pair’s drive and determina- tion. In addition to their volunteer efforts in our direction, the two are active leaders in the Twin Cities Flexo Association—a self-sustaining regional industry group that has been very supportive of a variety of FTA/FFTA initiatives over the years. Their commitment to quality education is evident as the school and its students have received numerous awards for flexographic academics and excellence in flexo - graphic printing. Whether they are running press trials for an FQC project, training their students as they produce live jobs to assist the FTA or stepping up to the plate as active volunteers whenever the call goes out, their proactive can-do attitude has provided significant benefits to the organization and industry. You’re two in a mil- lion guys...thanks! That’s it for now. Congratulations to this year ’s honorees. Here’s hoping we’re writing about you next year! FLX_May10_sec6.indd 156 4/19/10 2:00 PM