Bob Coomes and Bobby Congdon Receive FTA President’s Award

BOHEMIA, NY—FTA has recognized Bob Coomes and Bobby Congdon, two dedicated and steadfast supporters of the Association, with the 2023 FTA President’s Award.

The individuals were named on Sunday, April 16 during the Awards Banquet at FORUM & INFOFLEX 2023, FTA’s annual four-day technical conference and exhibition.

Honoring faithful devoted to FTA’s myriad efforts, the recipients of this year’s award are:

  • Bob Coomes, graphic, prepress and print specialist at PPC Flexible Packaging. As chair-elect of the FFTA Board of Directors, a champion of the FIRST methodology, and a FORUM and Fall Technical Conference presenter many times over, Bob is exceptionally active and devoted
  • Bobby Congdon, assistant director at the Sonoco Institute of Packaging Design and Graphics at Clemson University. Truly a “go-to guy,” he has generously lent his time and talent to initiatives that have supported FTA’s growth in members, quality recognition and educational development

“Bob and Bobby each has displayed a dedication to FTA and our membership that is a shining example of what the President’s Award represents,” said FTA President Robb Frimming. “They both are forever curious and driven to deploy every effort for the advancement of flexography.”

Commenting on his first time presenting the award, Frimming added, “Entering the FTA president role as an existing member gives me a great appreciation for this award. Our members are dedicated to advancing flexography in every aspect of the process, and they do not do it for the awards—They have a collaborative spirit that is contagious, and they truly make the difference.”

Read more about Bob and Bobby’s contributions in the April issue of FLEXO Magazine.

In addition to the President’s Award, FTA also announced the recipients of its other honors and awards, including the 2023 Excellence in Flexography Awards, 2023 Technical Innovation Award, 2023 Sustainability Excellence Award and 2023 Hall of Fame inductee.

About FTA

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Chartered in 1958, FTA is a professional society dedicated to bringing all members of the flexographic printing community—printers, suppliers, consumer product companies, institutions, prepress houses and others—together by providing opportunities for the free exchange of technical ideas and discussion of mutual concerns. It is a proponent of maintaining and advancing quality standards and includes 1,650 member sites that represent more than 1,400 companies and 35,000 individuals. Foundation of FTA, founded in 1974, is the educational arm of FTA and is dedicated to supporting and advancing the flexographic printing industry.