Richard Black has been involved with the printing and publishing industry for more than 30 years. He graduated from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo (Cal Poly) with a Bachelor of Science degree in Graphic Communications.
Richard began his career by working for several large lithographic printers in the Southern California area. He held positions of Customer Service, Product Planning, Shift Supervisor, Plant Manager, and Sales. Prior to joining APR and the Flexo industry, Richard spent the past seventeen years working for major manufacturers such as Fujifilm and GretagMacbeth where he held positions of Technical Advisor, Product Manager, Director of Product Development and Business Development manager.
Richard joined All Printing Resources, Inc. (APR) in August of 2006 as Director Digital Solutions where he focuses on customer support and product development in the areas of color management, digital proofing, workflow, & CTP solutions for Flexo.
Richard’s involvement with the FTA includes FIRST 4.0 Committee member, speaking at both the annual Forum and Fall conferences, and co-chairing the 2010 FTA Fall conference.
Catherine Haynes has over 18 years of experience in the printing industry, including offset lithography, gravure, and Flexography. She has held positions in nearly all phases of the Flexo printing process—as a technician and training developer for Clemson University’s Corrugated Program, a mid-web F&K press operator, a laminator operator, a pressroom manager, and as a graphics coordinator and manager for a Flexo plant.
Catherine is certified as a “G7 Expert” by the IDEAlliance, an "Implementation Specialist" by FTA FIRST, and as an “Expert Level Press Operator” by the NCSS in Graphic Communication.
She graduated with honors Summa cum Laude from Clemson’s Graphic Communications program and has been a speaker at various industry events and at Clemson, an FTA session chairperson twice, forum chairperson for the FTA Forum, as well as a judge for FTA's annual printing awards.
At APR, Catherine has conducted numerous training programs, from basic to advanced on various aspects of flexo printing and graphic design and has created customized training curriculums for Flexo printers.