FTA President's Award Given to John Crammer
SAN DIEGO—May 2, 2013—Over its 55-year lifespan, Flexographic Technical Association has consistently grown and prospered as the direct result of a volunteer base representing committed individuals who see the value in dedicating their time and talent for the collective good of the flexographic business community. With that in mind, John Crammer of Best Label, has been selected as the sole recipient of the 2013 FTA President’s Award.
According to the organization, Crammer has demonstrated an ongoing strong commitment to the goals and objectives of the Association and Foundation. He is a vocal proponent of education and routinely stresses the importance of elevating skill sets at all levels within the flexographic business community. He first investigated, then invested in, FTA’s FIRST Certification Program, earning recognition as a FIRST certified Implementation Specialist. From there, he and a group of his managers set about embarking on the next level, a FIRST Company Certification, and was the very first business to achieve this designation.
Crammer is active in sharing what he and his company have learned. Presenting on FTA and affiliated organization meetings agendas, he has addressed topics that pertain to the importance of process control and the utilization of technology to successfully achieve business objectives. He has been a speaker at the 2011 Printing Industries of America Color Management Conference, as well as a speaker at the FIRST session and co-chair of the Emerging Trends session at the 2013 Forum. Crammer has never been shy about stepping up and helping others learn from his experiences.
In representing the narrow web printing community, Crammer recently assumed the definitive role of organizational leader as he joined the FTA Board of Directors and FFTA Board of Trustees in March of last year.
“John is a serious ‘can do’ leader who’s not afraid to plow new ground and commit his personal and company resources for the common good of the flexographic business community. For this admirable quality, he is well deserving of the 2013 FTA President’s Award,” the FTA said in a statement.
Flexographic Technical Association (FTA), chartered in 1958, is a professional society dedicated to bringing all members of the flexographic printing community—printers, suppliers, consumer product companies, institutions, prepress houses and others—together by providing opportunities for the free exchange of technical ideas and discussion of mutual concerns. It is a proponent of maintaining and advancing quality standards and includes 1,300 member sites that represent more than 50,000 individuals. Foundation of FTA, founded in 1974, is the educational arm of FTA and is dedicated to supporting and advancing the flexographic printing industry.