Inland Packaging employees achieve FIRST Certification

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Inland Packaging has announced that 12 of its employees have been certified by the Flexographic Technical Association.

The FTA currently offers three Flexographic Imaging Reproduction Specifications and Tolerances (FIRST) certifications that recognize expert proficiency within a specific area of the flexographic workflow. They are: FIRST press operator (POC), FIRST prepress operator (PPC) and FIRST Implementation Specialist (ISC). These certifications, awarded exclusively by FTA, enable individuals to bring increased levels of proficiency to their day-to-day tasks, allowing them to provide high-quality flexographic services to customers.

The following Inland employees earned their prominent FIRST certifications by passing a 30-week course including rigorous and comprehensive examinations, which have been designed specifically to test for knowledge and to prove they have advanced competency in their areas of flexographic expertise.

Inland employees who earned FIRST prepress operator certification are: Aaron Frost, Angie Shimshak, Ashley Iwanski, Doug Andrus, Julie Maliszewski, Tarah Tomczak and Todd Phillips. Those who earned FIRST press operator certification are: Bill Rydzik, Devon Hentosh, Kevin Hall, Tim Schultz and Bob Wil.

‘Completing the FTA’s FIRST training allows Inland’s press and prepress operators to have master level knowledge of the flexographic printing process,’ said Amy Jungerberg, director of prepress at Inland. ‘We are extremely proud of the operators who have participated in this training and their commitment to helping Inland lead the flexographic industry.’