Spring 2006   Member News l President's Message

FPPA Makes Strong Showing in Amelia Island

Chris Horton (right) passed the FPPA presidential gavel to Jan Noller at the group's annual meeting in Amelia Island.

FPPA’s Annual Convention was among the best of the industry meetings this season. This year’s program in Amelia Island, Florida provided a wealth of new information about the state of the industry…opportunities for new business…and unique perspectives from our customers and suppliers. A crowd of nearly 100 participants comprised the largest attendance in several years. DETAILS

Strong Attendance Highlights 2006 FPPA Convention

A near-record crowd turned out in Amelia Island, Florida for FPPA's 9th


Annual Convention in March. Highlights included a Customer Panel comprised of Sue Barkis, from Albertson’s; Greg Collins, from C-P Flexible Packaging; and Mike Spillers, from Carolina Graphics.

Dr. Page Crouch, of Clemson University, reported on the results of a recent testing project, comparing plate materials from various industry suppliers. FPPA hopes to be able to conduct follow-up test projects in the future.

 Click here for a summary of sessions and presentation materials.

FPPA Announces 2006 Award Winners

FPPA recently presented its annual awards during its March 12-14 meeting held at the Ritz Carlton in Amelia Island, Florida. The recipients of the 2006 Technological Innovator of the Year awards are Container Graphics Corporation and Eastman Kodak Company. FPPA also honored The Pitman Company with its Supplier of the Year Award. DETAILS

FPPA Elects New Board of Directors

FPPA’s newly-elected Board (l to r) Neil Saunders, Jan  Noller, Dave Norton, Steve Barry, Chris Horton, Mark Barnard, Tom Underwood. Absent from photo: Michael LaLonde, Dan Lacey and Dan Rosen.


FPPA proudly introduces its newly elected president and board of directors for 2006.

Jan Noller, Graphic Design Services, of Santa Fe Springs, California, will be leading FPPA as president. Noller’s term as president comes on the heels of a successful convention in Amelia Island, Florida.  

Supporting Noller is a

strong cabinet of officers including Immediate Past President, Chris Horton, Southern Graphic Systems; Vice President, Dave Norton, NPP Packaging Graphic Specialists; Treasurer, Steve Barry, Printron Engravers, Inc.; and Secretary, Tom Underwood, OEC Graphics. Mark Barnard, Trinity Graphic USA; Neil Saunders, Container Graphics Corporation; Michael Lalonde, Midwest Graphics; Dan Lacey, Artwork Systems; and Dan Rosen, Flint Group Printing Plates are also serving on  the 2006 Board.

During his acceptance speech, Noller encouraged members to take advantage of the strong programs that FPPA has planned for the coming year, including its Fall Management Workshop, to be held October 11-12, 2006 in Chicago.

FPPA Golf Tournament Winners

Bob Hannum, Dave Haradon, Drew Elisius and John Pohlman (left to right) comprised the winning foursome at FPPA's golf tournament during the recent Amelia Island convention.


Energy Program Savings Available to FPPA Members Through APPI

Several FPPA member companies continue substantial savings on their energy and utility costs through APPI Savings Solutions. DETAILS

FPPA's 2006-07 Program Schedule

Mark your calendars…


FPPA Management Workshop
FPPA’s Management Workshop is Being Held in Conjunction
with AICC’s Annual Meeting – Details TBA This Summer

October 11-12, 2006
Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers
Chicago, IL


Hotel Reservations: 312-464-1000 (Reference AICC block)
Room Rate: $209


FPPA 10th Annual Convention
February 18-20, 2007
Doubletree Paradise Valley Resort
Scottsdale, Arizona


Hotel Reservations: 877-445-6677
Room Rate: $205 single/double

FPPA Welcomes New Member

FPPA welcomes the following members who have joined the association since our Annual Convention:


Focus Imaging Group

Mr. Ronald Moles

2010 K Cobb International Blvd

Kennesaw, GA 30152

Phone:  770-514-0160

Fax:  770-514-0260

e-mail:  rmoles@focusimaginggroup.com


Ditrolio Flexographic Institute

Mr. Vincent Ditrolio

1724 W 19th Street

Broadview, IL 60155

Phone:  708-343-4334

Fax:  708-343-4344

e-mail:  V_Ditrolio@flexotraining.com

Web:  www.FlexoTraining.com

FPPA Member News

Here is the latest from FPPA members. DETAILS

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Coming Events

FPPA Management Workshop
October 11-12, 2006
Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers
Chicago, IL


FPPA 10th Annual Convention
February 18-20, 2007
Doubletree Paradise Valley Resort
Scottsdale, Arizona


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