FTA honored two individuals of the FTA membership base with the 2019 President’s Award. Katie Graham of Pamarco and Danny Rich of Sun Chemical were each recognized while at the Association’s Forum & INFOFLEX 2019 in New Orleans.

Katie, currently the marketing and communications manager at Pamarco, is an avid member of the FTA Supplier Leadership Council, Membership Committee and Emerging Leaders Committee. Even more recent, Katie is co-chairing a brand new initiative with Dr. Nona Woolbright, “Women in Flexo,” that will be holding its first meeting at Forum 2019. Katie’s eagerness to help is a prevalent theme in all she does for FTA, including her participation as an expert judge in the FTA Excellence in Flexography Awards Competition.

“I appreciate the exposure to so many different areas of print. Most of all, the experienced team of judges I get to work with has made a big impact on me,” says Katie. “Working with a legend like Arleen Neustein, hearing her perspective as a woman within this industry (and before it was cool to be a woman in this industry) has been a privilege.”

Danny Rich is the senior color physicist in the Color Research Laboratory at Sun Chemical.. The value of his contributions to FTA including his work with the Flexo Quality Consortium (FQC), as a founding member of the Standards Working Group (SWG), and most recently joining the FQC Executive Committee, Danny’s commitment to the association is immeasurable. Danny is also an ongoing contributor to FLEXO Magazine, most recently publishing an article in its April 2019 issue titled, “The Lengthy, Specific & Complicated Process to Codify an International Standard.”

Past President’s Award recipient and chair of the FQC Executive Committee, Jean Engelke shared that Danny has “the unique ability to break down very complex technical concepts and present them to FTA members so that they are able to understand them and, often times, do so with a high degree of humor and entertainment.”