The Sayville, New York-based Sustainable Green Printing Partnership, a nonprofit organization that provides sustainability certification in the graphics communication industry, announces the election of two new members to its board of directors and two reappointments.
The newly elected board members are Joe Stapley, Noble Environmental Technologies (ECOR), and Nicole Papadakis, North American Plastics; Lynn Krinsky of Stella Color, and Brett Thompson of Piedmont Plastics had their terms extended three more years.
“As SGP sharpens our focus on creating a more sustainable future through certification of print facilities, we welcome the addition of Joe and Nicole to our board,” says Krinsky, chair of SGP’s board of directors. “Their experience and expertise in strategic supply chain management and work on sustainable solutions for print will strengthen SGP’s ability to positively impact the sustainable production and use of print.”
“Being part of the SGP community reinforces our goal at Noble Environmental Technologies (ECOR) to surround ourselves with individuals and organizations committed to a more sustainable future,” adds Stapley, ECOR’s national accounts manager. “On a personal note, I am honored to join with recognized sustainability leaders on the SGP board.”
In addition to the four elected board members, SGP’s 2018 Board of Directors include:
- Jodi Sawyer, FLEXcon
- Doreen Monteleone, Ph.D., Flexographic Technical Association (FTA)
- Marcia Y. Kinter, Specialty Graphic Imaging Association (SGIA)
- Jonathan Graham, TE Connectivity
- Libra Balian, ANN INC.
- George Fuchs, National Association of Printing Ink Manufacturers (NAPIM)
- George Glisan, Appalachian State University
- Paul Glynn, Designtex
- John Heaney, The Advertisers Printing Co., Inc.
- Gary Jones, Printing Industries of America (PIA)
- Lou Liotta, HomeServe USA
- Francis Poirer, Jr., Specialty Printer LLC
- Maureen Tholen, 3M
For 2018, the nonprofit anticipates the number of certified sustainable printers to reach more. In addition to certifying printers, who must comply with rigorous environmental best practices, the organization conducts conferences, seminars, academic studies, and sharing sessions to help print manufacturers and print buyers create sustainable supply chains.