Highly Experienced Panel of Judges Announced for Miraclon’s Global Flexo Innovation Awards

The judges for this year’s Global Flexo Innovation Awards, hosted by Miraclon, have been announced. The panel comprises eight flexo industry influencers and technical experts who bring vast experience from every segment of the flexographic value chain.

Joining this year’s independent judging panel are: Laurel Brunner (UK), consultant and journalist for Digital Dots, Verdigris & Spindrift; Matthew Daniels (UK), artwork excellence innovation manager at Unilever; Stefano d’Andrea (Italy), industrial graphic expert; Kai Lankinen (Finland), executive partner and co-owner of Marvaco Ltd; Sebastian Longo (Argentina), president and managing director of Fotograbados Longo S.A; Ken McGuire (U.S.), research fellow at Procter & Gamble; Jason Goode (Australia), packaging manager at Reece Group; and Dr. Chip Tonkin (U.S.), chair – department of graphic communications at Sonoco Institute of Packaging Design & Graphics.

Chairing the judging panel, after being a judge for the first awards in 2018, will be Christopher Horton, former senior vice president of Southern Graphics Systems (SGS). Christopher has had a distinguished career in graphic services, having founded Advance Printing Products, Inc. (APP) in 1988. He then became a senior executive within Southern Graphic Systems, Inc. when the two businesses merged in early 2001. Christopher was instrumental in the company’s growth to become a global graphic services provider before he retired from SGS in 2015. He still remains active in graphics services and provides business optimization and exit planning consulting services.

Launched in 2018, the Global Flexo Innovation Awards were introduced to recognize companies at the forefront of the transformation of the flexographic printing industry.

Looking beyond print quality and technical execution, which is expected to be of the highest caliber, entrants are challenged to demonstrate how flexo printing and KODAK FLEXCEL NX technology, with their own innovative approach, has been used to achieve outstanding results throughout the whole production process, from design, to production efficiency and commitment to sustainability.

The Global Flexo Innovation Awards will be open for entries in September 2020.

For more information, visit www.miraclon.com.

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