EFIA RECOGNISES OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTION TO FLEXO INDUSTRY
(Posted on 13/04/16)
The Board of the European Flexographic Industry Association was delighted to recognise Alan Garnett, at the recent 2016 Print Awards, for his outstanding contribution to the industry over many years.
Since beginning his letterpress theory and practice studies at Manchester Polytechnic in 1966, Alan has spent 50 years in the printing industry. It was in 1983 that he got his big break to join BASF and the flexographic industry and has remained committed to the development of the industry to this day.
During his 33-year tenure with BASF, Alan held various posts and plied his trade across Europe and North America. He has seen many developments in photopolymer plates, plate making techniques and flexo printing and his contribution to the flexo industry has been invaluable. He has helped to train countless plate makers, printers and colleagues and has been a huge supporter of EFIA UK having sat on technical committees and helped with various training programmes over the many years.
Andy Young, Chairman of the trade association said: “Alan’s knowledge of the flexographic industry and his unique sense of humour has made him many friends over the years. His energy and enthusiasm is still evident in all that he does. We were delighted to recognise the sheer commitment he has made to our industry at this year’s Gala Dinner and am sure many peers from our industry were pleased to see his nomination.”
Debbie Waldron Hoines, EFIA Executive Director, also commented: “Outside of work, Alan is very much a family man and enjoys a very close relationship with his children and grandchildren. His love for them comes a close second to that of his boyhood heroes, Manchester United. Well, at least he's enjoyed one award this year!”