Gravure Association of the Americas Announces 2019 Cylinder Society Inductees

October 17, 2019

ROCHESTER, NY—Gravure Association of the Americas is proud to announce the Class of 2019 Inductees into the Gravure Cylinder Society. Inductees for the ceremony held during the Technical Forum on October 2nd in Richmond, VA included:

  • Pradeep Kumar Agarwal, First Middle East Fze Dubai
  • Marty Cansler, Max Daetwyler Corporation
  • Yvonne DeVerry, Altria
  • Joel Fincher, Southern Graphic Systems
  • Carol Rod, Delfort-Mundet TN

The Gravure Cylinder Society is an honorary organization founded by the Gravure Technical Association and Gravure Research Institute in April, 1981. The Society honors those who have made great personal or professional contributions towards the industry as a whole, or to gravure-oriented associations such as the Gravure Association of the Americas and predecessors like the Packaging and Label Gravure Association Global, Gravure Association of America, Gravure Technical Association, and Gravure Research Institute.

It is with respect and appreciation that we salute the vision, dedication, and perseverance of these individuals. And, we thank them for playing a role in the growth of gravure from an accomplished and well-practiced craft to an international industry that today has connections to printing, publication, packaging, converting, materials, and equipment. The society also encourages the friendship and shared spirit of teamwork that develops among professionals in the industry and leverages these relationships to create even more opportunities for the industry and those who work in it.

The Society nominates a number of industry leaders each year who exemplify these qualities, and new Society members are inducted at the GAA Annual meeting and given the distinctive GCS membership pin.


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