Newly elected officers and directors announced for the Sustainable Green Printing Partnership

SGP Board committed to a more sustainable supply chain


The Sustainable Green Printing Partnership (SGP), the leading authority in sustainable printing certifications, announced today the elections of new officers and directors. Jonathan Graham, TE Connectivity is new chair of SGP and its 501(c)(3) affiliated SGP Foundation.


“I look forward to leading SGP in 2021 as we are firmly established with nearly 13 years of certifying printing facilities sustainability practices,” said Jonathan Graham, SGP chair. “SGP certified printers are sustainability leaders, the SGP Board will continue to engage with retailers and print buyers to promote and require SGP certification. SGP certified printers are moving the needle for the entire printing industry to be more sustainable.”


In addition to Graham, the SGP officers are:

  • Marci Kinter, PRINTING United Alliance, Secretary & Vice Chair Technical
  • Theresa Vanna, Primex Plastics Corporation, Vice Chair Marketing
  • George Fuchs, NAPIM, Vice Chair Technology
  • Jodi Sawyer, FLEXcon, Vice Chair Suppliers
  • Doreen Monteleone, Ph.D., D2 Advisory Group/FTA, Treasurer


Four new SGP Directors elected were:

  • Sean Carr, HH Global
  • Ben Covert, Piedmont Plastics
  • Bryan Rose, Cooley/Group
  • Kristin Spanier, Shawmut Communications Group


“While every print facility is unique, SGP certification helps each printer achieve a positive environmental and societal impact,” said Graham. “My goal is that SGP certification continues to gain recognition with brands and organizations as the de facto standard in sustainability for the printing industry. In addition to retailers specifying SGP certification criteria, SGP criteria is recognized by the State of New York and the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources` Green Tier program for green procurement. We are also exploring collaboration with other NGOs, similar to our engagement with the Green Sports Alliance.”


Returning directors include:

  • Frank Bailey, Smyth Companies, LLC
  • Rosalyn Bandy, TLMI
  • Adrian Cook, 3M
  • Suzanna Eversole, REI- Recreation Equipment Inc.
  • George Glisan, Ph.D., Appalachian State University
  • John Heaney, The Advertisers Printing Co., Inc.
  • Nicole Papadakis, North American Plastics
  • Nadine Seitz, Yunker Industries


“I look forward to working with our new leadership team in 2021. SGP was able to continue its growth in a challenging 2020 adding more certified printers and patrons,” said Doreen Monteleone, SGP co-founder, treasurer and D2 Advisory Group/FTA representative. “Our entire SGP Community of printers, suppliers, print buyers and supporters is well engaged. With our rigorous printer certification for sustainability, together we continue to elevate sustainability best practices in the printing industry.” Print facilities interested in eliminating waste, reducing energy consumption, transitioning to sustainable materials, and winning new business from organizations that require sustainable printing practices should visit to learn more about becoming SGP certified.


About SGP: The Sustainable Green Printing Partnership (SGP) is the only certification organization promoting sustainability in all printing processes throughout the United States and Canada. SGP promotes a sustainable print supply chain through best practices, innovation, information sharing and validation. The SGP program encompasses the three pillars of sustainability – people, planet, and profit. SGP partners include 3M, FLEXcon, Cooley/Group, Laird Plastics, Piedmont Plastics, Sun Chemical, REI, ANN Inc., BrandKey Graphics, Snowball Print Marketing, major printing organizations, academic institutions, and other leading companies.