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  • 14 May 2021

FTA reveals President’s Award winners

L-R: PJ Fronczkiewicz and Joe Riccardella - recipients of a 2021 FTA President’s Award

FTA has named PJ Fronczkiewicz and Joe Riccardella as two recipients of a 2021 FTA President’s Award, given by the association’s president to industry members who demonstrate a significant dedication 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.

PJ Fronczkiewicz, product manager at XSYS Global, a division of Flint Group, is an experienced speaker at FTA events, including Forum, Fall Conference, and Membernars. Through active participation with FQC and the First Executive Committee, Fronczkiewicz demonstrates a desire to share his knowledge and experience

Joe Riccardella, continuous improvement manager at ABX Innovative Packaging Solutions, focuses on continuous improvement, not only of the flexographic print process but also its practitioners. He worked on FQC research projects, served on multiple FQC committees, spoke in and co-chaired Forum sessions, and achieved 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,’ commented Mark Cisternino, president of FTA. ‘It is a privilege to recognize PJ and Joe for the numerous ways in which they strengthen this industry.’

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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