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About This Session
A panel of industry experts examines common problems and explore solutions to add value to the process through pressroom consistency.
Senior Sales Executive at Nilpeter
About John: John has more than 30 years of history working in the flexographic printing industry. He is skilled in flexographic print management, capital equipment acquisitions, expanded gamut (EG) printing, prepress and digital printing. John is a strong sales professional with a B.B.A. focused in accounting and marketing from Loyola Marymount University, College of Business Administration. He is a FIRST Certified Implementation Specialist and former member of the FTA Board of Directors and FFTA Board of Trustees.
Press Manager at Emerald Packaging
About James: James Dye serves as Emerald Packaging’s press manager. Emerald Packaging is one of the largest flexible packaging manufacturers on the West Coast and the largest supplier of produce packaging in the country.
James started off in the cup and lid industry, and found himself falling in love with flexography. Multiple stints in a variety of flexographic starts-ups helped hone James’ printing skills. Today, he is a subject matter technology expert regards presses, inks, solvents, adhesives, films and plates. As Emerald’s press manager, Dye is responsible for sustaining and enhancing pressroom efficiencies, introducing new manufacturing techniques, materials and machinery.
Director of Customer Technical Service at Sun Chemical Corp
About Moe: Moe is the director of customer technical service at Sun Chemical Corp. He has been with Sun Chemical for more than 35 years, working in the lab and service groups.
EVP of Sales & Technical Services at Harper Corporation of America
About Juan: Juan is executive vice president of sales and technical services at Harper Corporation of America. He has more than 30 years of experience in sales and market development. For the past 23 years, he has been responsible for Harper’s Latin American region. He is currently in charge of the global sales and technical services.
Throughout his tenure at Harper, Juan has participated as a juror in various flexographic printing contests, has written several technical articles and has been a speaker in multiple international events. He is a certified FIRST Implementation Specialist. Juan has a bachelor’s degree in international business from JTL University in Bogota, Colombia, and an M.B.A. from Pfeiffer University in North Carolina.
For more than 60 years, FTA has been enabling flexographers to grow their skills, connect with likeminded individuals, expand their reachable market and drive flexography to package printing dominance.
Debuting at Fall Conference 2022, FIRST 7.0 is a major update to the essential printing methodology.
For 25 years, FIRST has empowered production managers to bring their printing processes to the next level by implementing the procedures and methodologies necessary to produce high-quality and consistent flexographic results, pressrun after pressrun.
Get your hard-cover copy of FIRST 7.0 exclusively at Fall Conference 2022.