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FLEXO Magazine : July 2010
Flexo-Certified! FTA would like to thank and congratulate the more than 200 flexographic printing industry professionals and students who have enrolled and passed the FIRST Operator Certification Level I and Level II exams in recent weeks. From The InterFlex Group, 13 staffers have earned FIRST Press Operator Level II certification: Tony Anderson, Ray Battisto, Ricky Billings, Tim Chapman, Jody Gant, Tonya Gant, Terry Greer, Warren Kilby, Eric Kohlmeier, Crystal Minton, Steve Stamper, Roger Transeau Jr., and Becky Yingling In addition, 37 people from The Robinette Co. also passed the Level II exam: Ryan Barb, John Brewer, Tim Brewer, Isaac Buchanan, Travis Campbell, Rocky Clark, Mike Collin, Tim Crawford, Linda Davenport, Rosa Davis, Erick Donisi, Chris Edwards, Frank Fern, Jonathan Frye, Amy Hanna, Charles Kiser, Kevin Lane, Todd Lawson, Ed Lewis, Jason Linkous, Matthew Lynch, Jamie Marion, Mickey Miller, Bill Morriwetz, Jason Oliver, Eddie Orfield, Bill Phillips, Justin Ras- nake, Adrain Richmond, Scotty Rogers, Eddie Rowlette, Misha Sevostianov, Randy Street, John Summers, Randy Trivett, Jason Walsh, and Travis Wright. Four print professionals from The Robinette Co. also passed Level I certification: Travis Campbell, Tim Crawford, Shane Herron and Jason Oliver. The following 10 people from Clark Container Inc. passed the Level I FIRST Certification: Josh Aterburn, Chris Barber, Chris Chilton, Glen Lane, Stacey Leech, Brian Love, Luke Morris, Jim Pegal, Eddie Petrowski, Jeremy Thornton, and Jeremy Toense. These 28 employees at Bemis Co. passed the Level I exam. Leslie Beck, Artway Cast, Darren Clay, Mark Day, Patrick Dickey, Mark Goraczkowski, Tony Haynes, Roger Jacobs, Larry James, Brett Jessen, Charles King Jr., Michael Lee, Timothy McFadden, Mark McGaugh, Douglas Nelson, Hau Nguyen, Jason Rausch, Dana Sampson, Daniel Sandoval, Gregory Spain, Ronnie Stennis, James Tschirren, William Ullrich, James Watsabaugh, Jaime Waymire, James Wetmore, and Shannon White. Thirty-three flexographers passed the Level I FIRST Opera- tor Certification test given at FFTA Forum 2010: Jenna Bier- man, Flexoprint Inc.; Tuti Buntaran, Asia Corrugated Case As- sociation (ACCA); Adam Burke, Illinois State University; Mark Causey, BECK; John Cowens, Plastic Packaging Technologies LLC; Randy Crutchfield, Prairie State Group; Sunil Datt, Pack- aging Technologies Inc.; Gabriel Estrada, Gared Graphics; David Frisk, Hood Packaging Corp.; Ron Froehlich, Plastic Packaging Technologies LLC; Rod Froment, Jet Label and Tape; Jose Garcia, Gared Graphics; David Gerharter, Zenith Specialty Bag; Melissa Grant, Jet Label and Tape; Ryan Hollis, Metro Label Pacific Ltd; Art Isted, Global Tag & Label Inc.; Eban Kasdan, Flexoprint Inc.; Andrew Kent, Prime Package & Label; Todd Landon, Printcraft Litho-Flexo; Allen J. Marquardt, Kimberly-Clark Corp.; Lloyd Mize, Arkansas Poly Inc.; Chuck Nix, Arkansas Poly Inc.; Bobbi Olp, All Printing Resources Inc.; Jim Palamides, American Label Co.; Ron Premo, Jen-Coat Inc.; Mike Price, Georgia-Pacific Corp.; M. Reed, Pitman Co.; Joel Rosenberg, American Printing Converters Inc.; Suzi Sheridan, Flexoprint Inc.; Jerry Thomas, Georgia-Pacific Corp.; Mark Weems, Arkansas Poly Inc.; Scott Wiseley, Georgia-Pacific Corp.; and Coni Wolf, York Container Co. Another 11 industry professionals passed the Level I course given at Dunwoody College of Technology this past May: Dan Crammer, Best Label Company Inc.; John Crammer, Best Label Company Inc.; Larry Hernandez, Best Label Company Inc.; Tom Herold, Dunwoody College of Technology; Mike Jurney, Schawk Minnesota; Justin Green, Anderson & Vreeland Inc.; Alix Guyot, Anderson & Vreeland Inc.; Lars Meilleur, Dunwoody College of Technology; Gerald Timmreck, Dunwoody College of Technology; Chris Schroeder, Vector Packag- ing - Kentland Plant; and Stephan Swanson, Waukesha County Technical College Meanwhile, 15 industry professionals earned Level I certification at Western Michi- gan University: John Andreasen, Oliver-Tolas; Dale Bicknell, A & M Label and Graphics; Joe Dobrynski, LMI Packaging Solu- tions Inc.; Joe Driskill, American Inks & Technology Ltd.; Jim Ferry, Oliver-Tolas; Brady Garrison, American Inks & Technology Ltd.; Jason Harjer, Oliver-Tolas; Jeff Kinell, Oliver-Tolas; Celest Laney, RR Donnelley; Imran Mukhtar, LMI Packaging Solu- tions Inc.; David Newman, RR Donnelley; Eric Rohs, Georgia- Pacific Corporation; Rosie Samano, LMI Packaging Solutions Inc.; Laura Warden, A & M Label and Graphics; and Sara Zimmer, RR Donnelley These seven students passed the Level I exam given at Ful- lerton College: Jason Collar, Michael Fisher, Thomas Fisher, Danielle Hall, Andrew Miramonte, David Mitchell, and Sam Sindaha. Another 12 students at WMU passed the FIRST Operator Certification Skill Level I exam: Christina Anderson, Jeff Berg- kamp, Sarah Grunst, Steven Holstine, Christa Ickowski, Alex Lonc, Caitlin Lynch, Michael Paeplow, Tim Pietrack, Christy Root, John Simmons, and Christopher Townsend. Nineteen employees of Anderson & Vreeland achieved Level I certification: Dave Batt, Brent Brickel, Carol Brinkman, David Broich, Pedro Castandea, Wendy Chan, Susan Durliat, Lamar Dykes, Amanda Harper, Tyler Harrell, Wes Johnson, Mitch Male, John Mascolo, Doug Nelson, Elisa Ortega, Vicky Pues, Tobby Warncke, Doug Wolford, and Lee Zerfass. Lastly, 11 employees from 3M recently achieved Level I cer- tification: Omar Arias, Dale Belanger, Marie-Claude Brandys, Jamie Eggleston, Tara Evans, Brent Johnson, Benjamin Korth, Melissa Marier, Tim Reilly, Mark Reschenberg and Scott Ziegler. www.flexography.org july 2010 FLEXO 47 FTA TODAy FLXO_July10_v2.indd 47 7/16/10 9:37 AM
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