Inland Employees Achieve FIRST Certification

December 8, 2016

Nine Inland employees now certified flexographic FIRST professionals

Downingtown, PA Inland, a leader in advanced packaging and label printing, announced today that nine of their employees have been certified recently by the Flexographic Technical Association (FTA), the world’s leading professional society dedicated to the advancement of flexographic printing processes.

The FTA currently offers three Flexographic Imaging Reproduction Specifications and Tolerances (FIRST) certifications that recognize expert proficiency within a specific area of the flexographic workflow. They are: FIRST Press Operator (POC), FIRST Prepress Operator (PPC) and FIRST Implementation Specialist (ISC). These certifications, awarded exclusively by FTA, enable individuals to bring increased levels of proficiency to their day-to-day tasks, allowing them to provide high-quality flexographic services to customers.

The following Inland employees earned their prominent FIRST certifications by passing rigorous and comprehensive examinations, which have been designed specifically to test for knowledge and to prove they have advanced competency in their areas of flexographic expertise:

Mary Marshall FIRST Prepress Operator Certification
Alyssa Cooke FIRST Prepress Operator Certification
Sean Cox FIRST Prepress Operator Certification
Paul Herber FIRST Prepress Operator Certification
Ebe Bosse FIRST Press Operator Certification
Scott Huyard FIRST Press Operator Certification
Stephen Dudley FIRST Press Operator Certification
Isaac Zickert FIRST Implementation Specialist Certification
Amy Jungerberg FIRST Implementation Specialist Certification


“As we continue to invest in flexographic print resources within our facilities it made perfect sense for us to add FIRST certifications to our portfolio” shared Dave Slain, COO at Inland. “This was just one of the ways we can assure our flexographic leaders have the knowledge and resources they need to continually provide superior print services to our customers.”

For more information on FIRST certifications and the Flexographic Technical Association, visit