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Corrugated Synergies International Welcomes Cordes Porcher

RENTON, WA--Cordes Porcher has joined Corrugated Synergies International. He brings over 25 years of experience as a leading process and graphics specialist in advanced flexographic printing, in both preprint and postprint disciplines. His roles at CSI will include the continued successful work in flexographic printing to the corrugated industry and to be intimately involved in the new CSI PrePrint facility being established in Las Vegas, NV.

Cordes is known industry-wide for his former position as the facilities director for Clemson University's Printing and Converting Research Center. As director, he developed the successful corrugated program for training both the university students and the corrugated industry staff. There was also an extensive amount of research and development into new products, materials and procedures during his tenure there, with many of the results in utilization today. His departure from the academic environment at Clemson to the equipment manufacturer, independent and integrated converting side, has allowed the industry to prosper from these endeavors through on-site evaluations, testing and instruction.

As an authority in flexographic printing, he is often seen, alongside his peers, judging print competitions and conducting speaking engagements at various FTA, TAPP Iand AICC events. Cordes is an international, published author of numerous articles on the flexographic process. He has been honored by Clemson University for services to the Graphic Communications Program.