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The Great Anilox Roll Debate 2022

   Sunday, March 13

   2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

   Texas Ballroom

About This Session

The anilox roll industry has seen prolific advancement in engraving technologies to address both simple and complex ink transfer applications for flexography. The ingenuity has yielded a great variety of engraving styles, providing some distinct and debatable viewpoints in the selection of what is best for the parameters of each print condition.

Join Peter and Sean as they moderate a debate between a large group of the top anilox roll suppliers, to contest our understandings about aniloxes. See what these technical experts think, and where they agree or disagree when they design engravings. Plus, they will debate solutions and provide the tolerances required for today’s ever-challenging flexographic print dynamic.


FORUM 2022 headshot John Batistatos

John Batistatos

Printing Market Manager at Aalberts Surface Technologies

Panelist Bio
About John: John is the printing market manager for Aalberts Surface Technologies. He manages the Printing Division and oversees all anilox sales into the printing and converting industry. In addition to anilox, John provides surface analysis on various press parts which include resurfacing idler rolls, ink chambers and any other component needing wear resistance or release properties.
John has been in the anilox and printing industry for more than 18 years and has worked with hundreds of customers at a national and regional level. John resides in Hobart, IN (near Chicago) with his wife Kerry. They have four children: Nathan, Alex, Zoe and Amelia.
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Nicholas Harvey

Technical Director at Apex International

Panelist Bio
About Nicholas: Nicholas has more than 33 years of experience in the flexographic printing industry. Starting as a flexographic print operator, he later became the production manager of a large wide web flexible packaging company with prepress department, six wide web central impression (CI) presses, and eight slitting and conversion machines serviced by an extrusion department, before moving into the anilox field with Apex International in 2001. Nick currently holds the role of technical director for the Apex International group.
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Steve Woodard

VP of Corporate Services at ARC International

Panelist Bio
About Steve: Steve, VP of corporate services for ARC International, is a 38-year veteran of the anilox roller and related industries. A 1976 graduate of UNC-Chapel Hill with a B.S. in business administration, he is in his 35th year of service with ARC International and is responsible for the development and management of national account programs with corrugated, wide web and narrow web corporations.
Throughout his career, Steve has been active with TAPPI, AICC and FTA with committee involvement and technical presentations. In 2012 he received his certification as a Six Sigma Green Belt from UNC-Charlotte.
FORUM 2022 headshot Bill Poulson

Bill Poulson

Global Technical Solutions Manager at Harper Corporation of America

Panelist Bio
About Bill: Bill has been in the flexographic industry for 50 years. He has been in positions from press operator to plant manager and, over the past 21 years, field service advisor for Harper Corporation of America. He is also certified by the FTA as a FIRST Implementation Specialist and is currently the global technical solutions manager for Harper Corporation of America.
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Brent Middleton

Technical Sales Account Manager at Interflex Laser Engravers

Panelist Bio
About Brent: Brent provides wide and narrow web technical assistance and sales for the Midwest. He has more than 34 years of experience in the printing industry, 25 of those years with RR Donnelley, and he puts a strong emphasis on customer service.
Brent enjoys time with his family, firing up the smoker over the weekend, everything football, and exploring the outdoors—preferably on two wheels.
FORUM 2022 headshot John Rastetter

John Rastetter

VP of Sales and Marketing at Pamarco

Panelist Bio
About John: As the VP of sales and marketing for Pamarco’s Flexo division, John is responsible for leading the sales team for the Americas and executing the strategies for sales in North America, Canada, Central, South and Latin America. With more than 30 years in the printing and packaging industries prior to joining Pamarco, John held various executive positions at some of the leading suppliers to the printing industry, developing and managing sales and service organizations in North America, Asia Pacific, and Europe.
John is an internationally experienced executive who has an appreciation for the global nature of today’s packaging business and its impact on clients. He graduated from Rochester Institute of Technology, is a member of the FTA and a contributor to technical articles in various trade journals and presentations at FTA, AICC and FPPA. John and his wife Kathleen live in the Atlanta area and enjoy spending time in the North Georgia mountains.
FORUM 2022 headshot Stuart Beeson

Stuart Beeson

Global Distribution Manager at Sandon Global

Panelist Bio
About Stuart: Stuart brings more than 25 years of print and packaging experience, accumulated from performing senior roles in leading packaging converters in both the US and EMEA regions. Joining Sandon Global as the global distribution manager, he has been working to support global anilox customers and concentrating on the US.
Stuart’s career in print and prepress has gained him significant experience when helping customers with Sandon Global anilox solutions. He has been actively involved with FTA since 2019.

Session Chair

FORUM 2022 headshot Sean Teufler

Sean Teufler

Director, Product Support at Miraclon

Session Chair

FORUM 2022 headshot Peter J Mulheran

Peter J. Mulheran

VP and GM at Eaglewood Technologies

Session Chairs

FORUM 2022 headshot Sean Teufler

Sean Teufler

Director, Product Support at Miraclon

FORUM 2022 headshot Peter J Mulheran

Peter J. Mulheran

VP and GM at Eaglewood Technologies

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