The Sustainable Green Printing Partnership (SGP; Sayville, NY) has announced the elections of new officers and directors. Among them, Jonathan Graham of TE Connectivity (Darmstadt, Germany) is new chair of SGP and its 501(c)(3) affiliated SGP Foundation.
“I look forward to leading SGP in 2021 as we are firmly established with nearly 13 years of certifying printing facilities sustainability practices,” said Graham. “SGP certified printers are sustainability leaders, the SGP Board will continue to engage with retailers and print buyers to promote and require SGP certification. SGP certified printers are moving the needle for the entire printing industry to be more sustainable.”
In addition to Graham, the SGP officers are as follows:
- Marci Kinter, PRINTING United Alliance, Secretary & Vice Chair Technical
- Theresa Vanna, Primex Plastics Corp., Vice Chair Marketing
- George Fuchs, NAPIM, Vice Chair Technology
- Jodi Sawyer, FLEXcon, Vice Chair Suppliers
- Doreen Monteleone, Ph.D., D2 Advisory Group/FTA, Treasurer
Four new SGP Directors were also elected:
- Sean Carr, HH Global
- Ben Covert, Piedmont Plastics
- Bryan Rose, Cooley/Group
- Kristin Spanier, Shawmut Communications Group
“While every print facility is unique, SGP certification helps each printer achieve a positive environmental and societal impact,” said Graham. “My goal is that SGP certification continues to gain recognition with brands and organizations as the de facto standard in sustainability for the printing industry.”Advertisement
Returning directors include the following:
- Frank Bailey, Smyth Companies
- Rosalyn Bandy, TLMI
- Adrian Cook, 3M
- Suzanna Eversole, REI- Recreation Equipment Inc.
- George Glisan, Ph.D., Appalachian State University
- John Heaney, The Advertisers Printing Co., Inc.
- Nicole Papadakis, North American Plastics
- Nadine Seitz, Yunker Industries
“I look forward to working with our new leadership team in 2021. SGP was able to continue its growth in a challenging 2020 adding more certified printers and patrons,” said Doreen Monteleone, SGP co-founder, treasurer and D2 Advisory Group/FTA representative. “Our entire SGP Community of printers, suppliers, print buyers and supporters is well engaged. With our rigorous printer certification for sustainability, together we continue to elevate sustainability best practices in the printing industry.”
For more information, visit sgppartnership.org.
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