New to the Boards this year: Kristen Shields of Graymills Corp; Paul Teachout of Nilpeter USA; Sean Teufler of Harper Corporation of America; and Laura Wright of CSW Inc.
Along with the new members, who began their terms in June, Johnny Dye of Accredo Packaging Inc began his first-year term as FTA Board chair.
“I am very excited about this opportunity. Serving on the Board of Directors, and now as Board Chair, is very rewarding,” said Dye. “It is an honor to participate in an organization that plays such a significant role in our industry. FTA has been so instrumental in the education, communication and the success of the growth of flexography.”
Alexander James of Miraclon Corp continues in his second year as chair of the FFTA Board, while Ron Premo (FFTA vice chair, Solicitations) and Dale Walbert of G3 Enterprises (FTA/FFTA treasurer) were both re-elected to their second three-year terms. Additionally, Jennye Scott of Berry Global was elected as FTA Board chair-elect, a two-year position that will lead to her taking over as FTA Board Chair in 2021.
The new board members are joined by existing members Doug Bartlett of Multi-Color Corp; FTA President Mark Cisternino; JP Delage of Master Packaging Inc (FFTA vice chair, Scholarships), Jean Engelke (FFTA Board chair-elect); Kim Madigan of Smyth Companies LLC (FTA vice chair, Printers/Converters/CPCs); Geoff Roznak of Further North LLC (FFTA vice chair, Project Evaluations); and James Stone of Fortis Solutions Group (FTA vice chair, Education).
“The mission of the FTA and FFTA Boards is to provide organizational governance and strategic leadership to management for the benefit of all segments of the flexographic printing/converting industry encompassing standards, research, awards, education and training initiatives,” said Cisternino. “The members of the Boards are excited to begin working with our team on initiatives that will continue to improve the flexographic community.”