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FLEXO Magazine : February 2011
FTA TODAY of printers/converters within four or five hours drive time--who attend Forum 2011 will be able to say we were successful. ” THE CONTINGENT “Forty volunteers, at this point in time, are really dedicating considerable hours and significant effort to ensuring Forum 2011 is a success. I’d like to recognize each and every one of them, starting with Randy Butler of Printpack, my co-chair and successor in the chairman’s seat,” Coffman stated. “Next up, the chairs and co-chairs of our technical sessions. By name and responsibility: • Malcolm Keith, Cal Poly, chair, Emerging Technologies; David Bankson, Label Technologies, co -chair. • Lon Robinson, Tension Envelope Corp., chair, FIRST; Eric Ferguson, MacDermid Printing Solutions, co -chair. • Hank Welter, Exopack, chair, Prepress; Larry Moore, EskoArtwork, co -chair. • Paul Lodewyck, Flint Group, chair, Flexo Quality Consor- tium (FQC); Jean Engelke, Kodak, co -chair. • David Nunez, International Paper, chair, Inks and Sub- strates; Rick Pomeranka, Printron, co -chair. • Todd Wiederhold, Printpack, chair, Sustainability. • Ken Rizzo, Printing Industries of America (PIA), chair, Operational Excellence/Lean Manufacturing. “ T hat said, I can’t forget the roster of speakers. It lists out as follows: • Emerging Technologies: Aaron Lessing, Apex; Glenn Spitz, Webscan; Ray Bodwell, DuPont Packaging Graph- ics; Rich Emmerling, Flint Group. • FIRST: Brian Ashe, X-Rite; Jessica Harkins, Anderson & Vreeland; Mark Samworth, EskoArtwork; Kim Madigan, Smyth ; Jay Sperry, Havi Global. • Prepress: Marc Welch, GMG Americas; Steve Smiley, Verts, Inc.; Rory Marsoun, EskoArtwork; Shannon Steele, The Coca-Cola Co. • FQC: P.J . Froncazkiewicz, Flint Group; Steve Smiley, Ver- tis, Inc.; Margie Dehm, Sara Lee; Sam Ingram, Clemson University; Shawn Oetjen, Dunwoody College of Technol- ogy; Dan Reilly, Flint Group. • Inks & Substrates: James Ford, Color Resolutions Interna- tional; Ed Dedman, Graymills; Scot Pederson, Siegwerk USA; Scott Maloney, Sun Chemical. • Sustainability: Paul Kearns, Exopack; Heather Barrett, MacDermid Printing Solutions; Joseph Meindl, American Recycling & Manufacturing; Victor Bell, Environmental Packaging International. • Operational Excellence/Lean Manufacturing: Chris Leyson, DuPont Packaging Graphics; Ian Hole, EskpArt- work; Mary Sullivan, Mark Andy. THE PROGRAM Seven technical sessions, eight hours of exhibit time, banquets and networking receptions, a golf tournament and a few roundtable discussions—that’s Forum in a nutshell. “ We’re talking four, and for early turnouts, maybe even five extremely busy days!” Coffman decreed. “Highlights are absolutely everywhere. Information will be flowing. Take-home advice will be readily available. Brain- www.flexography.org FebruArY 2011 FLEXO 15 FLX_Feb11_mech.indd 15 2/16/11 8:50 AM
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