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FTA President Mark Cisternino Announces 2022 Retirement

FTA President Mark Cisternino has announced his plans to retire at the end of 2022, after nearly four decades of service to the Association and its membership. The FTA Board of Directors and FFTA Board of Trustees will lead the search process for the Association’s next president, to be carried out during the first half of the year.

Cisternino’s leadership, drive and dedication to the flexographic industry helped shape FTA and its numerous initiatives. Among a litany of achievements during his tenure with the Association: The creation of the Technical Education Services Team (TEST), FIRST Certification Program and FTA Virtual Campus; as well as the establishment of the Flexo Quality Consortium (FQC), Sustainable Green Printing Partnership (SGP), and FTA Strategic Planning Initiative. He also ushered FTA into the electronic age with the launch of the FTA website, a digital edition of FLEXO Magazine, an online store and social media presence on major networks. And, long before their prominence, he pointed the Association toward virtual events that now encompass multiple webinar series.

The search for the Association’s next president is being led by the FTA and FFTA Boards. The Association is also enlisting the services of an independent HR firm to assist with the communication process, and to ensure the search is accomplished swiftly and efficiently.

“FTA and FFTA have exceptional governing Boards. Each and every Board member is fully engaged in the execution of our business,” Cisternino said. “My main goal is to ensure that the entire process is transparent and that anyone interested in pursuing the position is given full access through a clear pipeline.”

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