by clicking the arrows at the side of the page, or by using the toolbar.
by clicking anywhere on the page.
by dragging the page around when zoomed in.
by clicking anywhere on the page when zoomed in.
web sites or send emails by clicking on hyperlinks.
Email this page to a friend
Search this issue
Index - jump to page or section
Archive - view past issues
FLEXO Magazine : November 2011
FTA RemembeRs HeNRY F. sALmAGGI 1923-2011 Henry F. Salmaggi, a familiar face to many in this industry, a flexographer for 60+ years, member of FTA’s Hall of Fame and a past FTA technical director, passed away, Monday, Sept. 26, 2011 at 88 years old. His career saw him progress from pressman to foreman, plant superintendent, production manager, sales manager and finally, consultant. Firms that he represented were: Flexi Printing Plate Co., Mosstype, FTA , Tissue Printing Corp., and Salmaggi Associates. Henny spoke at FTA’s first workshop in 1959, later authored the Flexo Finds the Answer column in FLEXO Magazine for several years, chaired FTA’s Excellence in Flexography Awards Competition at one time and even taught a 26-week course on flexography at the New York School of Printing. Here, many of his friends and colleagues from the Hall of Fame remember the man. Salmaggi was one of 13 children and one of seven brothers who served in World War II. He is survived by his wife Myrna, four children, nine grandchildren (Colin, delivers a family member’s eulogy on page 25) and three great grandchildren. The remembrances all point to Henny ’s love of the craft, appreciation for its history, and fondness for its people. “Henny Salmaggi was a very dear, loyal friend to the FTA throughout his life. He loved working with us and his intense passion showed in everything he did for FTA. Henny was the very first industry guy I met way back in the olden days when I first started work- ing here. To this day, I remember him spending over an hour with me in the mailroom telling me all about the industry & technology...when I didn’t even know how to spell anilox! He was just that kind of guy. Nobody was insignificant to Henny. I feel honored and privileged to have him consider me a friend...I will miss him forever.” —Mark Cisternino “Henny was from the Great Generation who loved family, friends and country. He did everything he could for all. He will be missed.” —Wally Nard “Henry was dedicated to the FTA and the industry. He loved the workshops and the many people who he befriended as he toured the country.” —Fred Shapiro “His knowledge of flexo came about, not through books, but on the job and he was always willing to share his knowledge with anyone who asked. He was an icon of the industry himself and he will be missed. Heaven has now taken another flexo pio- neer.” —Joe Trungale “Henny was always excited about whatever he was involved with and guided many young people, including me, into the industry workshops, projects and Forums. He was one man who I never heard speak badly of anyone or anything. He cherished his early days in the industry and loved to share his stories.” —Bruce Riddell “The thing that I remember most about Henny was his engaging personality. He treated you as a best friend from the first day he met you. We lost a great one.” —John Shreve “Henny was a mentor to many of us “youngsters” in the industry. For me, in the late 1960s, he was a friend and a gentleman as well as a mentor.” — Ron Harper “There are any number of individuals who are part of the flexo industry, that can say, “Henny is a large part of why I’m here today.” Gone Yes...Forgot- ten – Never!” — Jerry Shields “Henny was a bright spot in the day every time we met. What a fine gentleman and devoted flexogra- pher. He seemed to love every aspect of life includ- ing his work. He will truly be missed!” — Mark Andrews “Henny was so very dedicated to our industry and its people. Henny was a sincere people person who genuinely cared for all of us. He helped whenever and wherever he could. He lived and breathed flexography, and phone calls to him after his re- tirement were dominated (oft times for hours) with discussions of flexographic technology. If Henny has his way the next edition of the Bible will be printed flexographically!” —Tony Bart “Henny has been missed over recent years and will continue to be missed. We need more of his loving, smiling face and strong faith in flexo into the future.” —Sam Gilbert 26 FLEXO november 2011 www.flexography.org FLX_November11.indd 26 11/8/11 3:53 PM