BOHEMIA, NY—FTA has named three recipients of a 2022 FTA President’s Award, given by the Association’s president to industry members who demonstrate a significant dedication to aiding in its endeavors.
The announcement came on Sunday, March 13 during the Awards Banquet at FORUM 2022, FTA’s annual four-day technical conference.
Demonstrating an unwavering commitment to FTA initiatives, this year’s honorees are:
- Kevin Bourquin, vice president of operations at Cyber Graphics. A familiar face to anyone who has attended FTA conferences, he has been an active participant as speaker, session chair and overall program chair at Fall Conference and FORUM. He has also worked behind-the-scenes, lending his expertise to FTA committees and awards competitions
- Catherine Haynes, director of digital solutions and training at All Printing Resources. With a passion for industry training and workforce development, Haynes has given her talent and time to numerous educational and research efforts at FTA, including FIRST and the FQC. She also volunteers for the Women of Flexo mentorship team, which shapes future leaders
- Laura Wright, CEO of CSW. A strong believer in industry education, she supported FTA’s Technical Education Services Team during its inception. Laura is finishing her second year as chair-elect on the FFTA Board of Trustees, as will soon be elevated to FFTA board chair for the coming two years. She is also the co-chair of FORUM 2022 and is chair of the Women of Flexo leadership development team
“FTA has advanced and prospered because of a dedicated volunteer base of people who see the value of offering their time for the collective good of the flexographic community,” said FTA President Mark Cisternino. “This year’s recipients represent that commitment to the industry—and to FTA—through their service to our events, training programs and education services.”
Read about the newest recipients of the FTA President’s Award and their contributions to the Association in the March issue of FLEXO Magazine.
In addition to the President’s Award, FTA also announced the recipients of its other honors and awards, including the 2022 Excellence in Flexography Awards, 2022 Technical Innovation Award, 2022 Sustainability Excellence Award and Hall of Fame inductee.