Sustainable Green Printing Partnership Announces Jodi Sawyer as Chair

SGP elects 2018 Executive Committee

SAYVILLE NY – February 1, 2018 – The Sustainable Green Printing Partnership (SGP), the leading authority in sustainable printing certifications for print manufacturers, has elected a new slate of officers for 2018, led by Jodi Sawyer of FLEXcon.

“I look forward to leading SGP at this very dynamic and exciting time in our development,” said Jodi Sawyer, chair, SGP “Sustainability is becoming a critical part of the printing industry`s future and SGP certification is reaching greater levels of respect and attention. With the tenth anniversary of SGP, this will be a key year for SGP to educate and inform the industry and its customer on the advantages of sustainable print.”

The 2018 SGP executive committee:

  • Chair: Jodi Sawyer, FLEXcon
  • Incoming Chair: Paul Glynn, Designtex
  • Treasurer: Dr. Doreen Monteleone, Flexographic Technical Association (FTA)
  • Secretary and Chair, Technical Committee: Marcia Y. Kinter, Specialty Graphic Imaging Association (SGIA)
  • Chair, SGP Foundation: Jonathan Graham, TE Connectivity
  • Chair, SGP Brand Leaders: Libra Balian, ANN INC.

For 2018, SGP anticipates having more than 100 certified sustainable printers and continuing the SGP's drive toward a fully sustainable future for the print industry. In addition to certifying printers, who comply with rigorous environmental best practices, the organization conducts conferences, seminars, academic studies, and sharing sessions to help print manufacturers and print buyers create sustainable supply chains. While each print facility is unique, certification helps each printer achieve a positive environmental impact.

In addition to the executive committee, SGP's 2018 Board of Directors include:

  • Joe Stapley, Noble Environmental Technologies (ECOR)
  • Nicole Papadakis, North American Plastics
  • Brett Thompson, Piedmont Plastics
  • George Fuchs, National Association of Printing Ink Manufacturers (NAPIM)
  • George Glisan, Appalachian State University
  • John Heaney, The Advertisers Printing Co., Inc.
  • Gary Jones, Printing Industries of America (PIA)
  • Lou Liotta, Structural Graphics
  • Francis Poirier, Jr., Specialty Printer LLC
  • Maureen Tholen, 3M

Print facilities interested in eliminating waste, reducing energy consumption, transitioning to sustainable materials, and winning new business from organizations that require sustainable printing practices from their suppliers should visit to learn more about becoming SGP certified in 2018.

Reader enquiries

Sustainable Green Printing Partnership
PO Box 535 Sayville
NY 11782-0535, New York

Notes for editors

About SGP
The Sustainable Green Printing Partnership is a non-profit organization that certifies printing facilities’ sustainability best practices. SGP advocates best practices and innovation among print community stakeholders, aligning the printing industry and its customers in the pursuit of a more accountable sustainable supply chain. SGP works with patrons such as 3M, International Paper, EFI, ECOR, FLEXcon, Noble Environmental Technologies (ECOR), North American Plastics, Piedmont Plastics and numerous other leading brands.

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