FTA Recognizes Three Individuals with President’s Award

BOHEMIA, NY—FTA has announced the three recipients of a 2020 FTA President’s Award, given to individuals selected by the Association’s president for displaying an unwavering commitment to aiding it in its endeavors.

The recipients were announced during the FTA Awards Presentation on April 22, which kicked off the first of three days of Virtual FORUM 2020.

This year’s honorees are:

  • Kim Madigan, director of corporate color management at Smyth Companies. Kim has been a proponent of FIRST Individual and Company Certification since the programs’ inception, serves on the FTA Board of Directors and FFTA Board of Trustees, and has judged the Excellence in Flexography Awards multiple times. In a pinch, she assumed the role of FORUM 2020 co-chair to see through the planning and preparation for this year’s (now virtual) event
  • Keith Nagle, global director of business development at Phoseon Technology. Keith embodies FTA’s mission to serve the flexographic industry by aiding the Association, other trade organizations and companies at every step of the package printing workflow. He has chaired FORUM sessions and Fall Conference 2019, carries FIRST Implementation Specialist Certification and will join FTA and FFTA’s Boards later this year
  • Corey Arnold, president and CEO of Bars and Tone Media Productions. Despite sitting behind the curtain, Corey has been at the forefront of FTA’s audiovisual presentations at FORUM and Fall Conference for some 20 years. His expertise has raised the bar for FTA’s in-person events and the Association has reaped the benefits of his business acumen when identifying technology that adds value to the attendee experience

“The diversity of individual talent and the variety of contributions these people have made to the flexographic industry, through FTA, have certainly enhanced the organization’s value to its membership,” said FTA President Mark Cisternino.

Read about the newest recipients of the FTA President’s Award and their contributions to the Association.

In addition to this year’s FTA President’s Award honorees, FTA also announced the recipients of its other honors and awards, including the 2020 Excellence in Flexography Awards, 2020 Technical Innovation Award, 2020 Sustainability Excellence Award and 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.