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Session

Flexo 411: Your Flexographic Helpline

Tuesday, May 7

8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

City Beautiful Ballroom

About This Session

To thrive in the flexographic printing process, it’s not always about what you know but more about who you know. Sometimes you just need to ask hard questions to certain experts, but they can be difficult to find.

Well, we found them. Seize this opportunity to ask your questions to a panel of knowledgable industry experts and walk away with your questions answered as well as key contacts to reach out to for future questions.

Panelists

Noal Dickinson

Noal Dickinson

Press Technical Supervisor at ABX Packaging

Panelist Bio
About Noal: For about three decades, Noal has worked in the printing field. He started off in a small flexographic label shop and moved into offset printing, then moved into wide web flexographic printing. Noal started from the ground up at ABX as a press assistant. He then became a press operator before stepping into training and trained all new employees. Noal then took over as night shift supervisor in the press department; from there he accepted the press technical supervisor role.
Nicole Ross

Nicole Ross

Packaging Print Developer at Target

Panelist Bio
About Nicole: Nicole has over 25 years’ experience in packaging and flexography. She has managed various production teams, served as a global product support manager, and currently is a packaging developer with Target Corp. Nicole holds a bachelor’s degree in graphic communications from Clemson University, and is a FIRST Implementation Specialist.
Brad Turner

Brad Turner

Senior Color Manager at Sealed Air

Panelist Bio
About Brad: Brad graduated from Appalachian State University with a bachelor’s in graphic arts and in technical photography. After an internship at Sealed Air, he was hired as a production artist in 2006. Brad has held several positions in SEE’s Graphic Services Department, but has found a home for the last 12 years in color management. He’s passionate about the subject, contributing at several conferences and seminars with a focus on process control, expanded gamut, color management strategies and digital proofing.
In recent years, his focus has included inkroom formulation strategies and the integration of digital printing into SEE’s large flexographic network. His daughter is known to regularly point out color consistency issues on grocery shelves, and comment on light temperatures.
Mickey Bower 2

Mickey Bower

Technical Sales at Interflex Laser Engravers

Panelist Bio
About Mickey: Mickey handles sales in the Southeast region (North & South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama and Florida) as well as international sales (excluding Canada). This includes sales calls, orders, service and technical support. He also is the technical manager at Interflex, giving support to the sales team, production team and other customers through problem solving, reading prints, using volume reading equipment, scopes and cameras.
Paulo Vieira

Paulo Vieira

Global Key Accounts Technical Director at Flint Group

Panelist Bio
About Paulo: Paulo holds a chemistry degree, a Ph.D. in sciences-polymers, and an M.B.A. in marketing. He started his career as fellow researcher on semi-conductive polymers at EMBRAPA (A Brazilian Government Technology Research Agency), and then moved to the private sector, leading R&D, product development and technical service groups on industrial coatings, printing inks and pigment dispersions in LATAM, moving then to Allnex (Former UCB-Cytec) where he has held multiple positions being the latest as technology director – Latin America for all business units, before joining Flint Group as R&D director North America, and more recently moving into the global key accounts technical director role.
David Bell

David Bell

Market Manager – Wikoff Graphics at Wikoff Color

Panelist Bio
About David: David is a highly motivated and dedicated individual with a passion for problem solving and client relationships. As market manager for Wikoff Color since 2018, he develops and executes flexographic plate market strategies for Wikoff Color in North America and South America. He also recruits, trains and develops skilled individuals, and is responsible for all sales in North America and South America.

Session Chairs

Session Chair

Megan Burns

Megan Burns

Berry Global

Session Chair

Brad Gasque

Brad Gasque

DuPont