PJ Fronczkiewicz, Joe Riccardella Receive FTA President’s Award

BOHEMIA, NY—FTA has announced two recipients of a 2021 FTA President’s Award, given by the Association’s president to industry members who demonstrate a significant dedication to aiding in its endeavors.

The individuals were unveiled as part of FORUM 2021’s Awards Presentation, kicking off the Association’s two-week technical conference.

This year’s honorees are:

  • PJ Fronczkiewicz, product manager at XSYS Global, a division of Flint Group. As an experienced speaker at FTA events—including FORUM, Fall Conference and Membernars—and through active participation with FQC and the FIRST Executive Committee, PJ demonstrates an unwavering desire to share his knowledge and experience
  • Joe Riccardella, continuous improvement manager at ABX Innovative Packaging Solutions. Joe’s focus on continuous improvement—not only of the flexographic print process but also its practitioners—shines through in his work on FQC research projects, serving on multiple FQC committees, speaking in and co-chairing FORUM sessions, and achieving FIRST Implementation Specialist Certification

“This year’s FTA President’s Award recipients are unique in their individual skills and in what they bring to the Association and the flexographic community. But they are alike in several key qualities: Volunteerism, dedication and selflessness,” said FTA President Mark Cisternino. “It is a privilege to recognize PJ and Joe for the numerous ways in which they strengthen this industry.”

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

In addition to the President’s Award, FTA also announced the recipients of its other honors and awards, including the 2021 Excellence in Flexography Awards, 2021 Technical Innovation Award, 2021 Sustainability Excellence Award and Hall of Fame inductee.

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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.