Sustainable Green Printing Partnership continues its commitment to a more sustainable future with election of Paul Glynn as Chair

SGP elects new board members for 2019

The Sustainable Green Printing Partnership (SGP), the leading authority in sustainable printing certifications for print manufacturers, has elected Paul Glynn, Manager of Materials Digital Technologies R&D of DesignTex as the Chairman of the Board of Directors.


“I look forward to leading SGP in 2019 as we are firmly established with 11 years of certifying printing facilities sustainability practices,” said Paul Glynn, chair of SGP and manager of operations & services, Designtex. “With the momentum from the last year with our new SGP Impact Tracker, the SGP Foundation and merging with TLMI`s L.I.F.E. certification, we are poised to lead sustainability not only for the printing industry as a model for other industries.”


In addition, SGP elected the following to serve on the Board of Directors:


    • Libra Balian, Retail Consultant
    • Rosalyn Bandy, Tag and Label Manufacturers Institute
    • Suzanna Eversole, REI
    • John Heaney, The Advertisers Printing Co., Inc.
    • Francis Poirier, Jr., Specialty Printing, LLC
    • Jodi Sawyer, FLEXcon
    • Nadine Seitz, Yunker Industries
    • Theresa Vanna, Primex Plastics

Current SGP Chair, Jodi Sawyer congratulates Paul and the newly elected board members. “I look forward to working with Paul who will do an excellent job leading SGP’s drive toward a fully sustainable future for the print industry together with the board,” said Sawyer.


Paul is joined by the 2019 SGP executive committee:


    • Immediate Past Chair: Jodi Sawyer, FLEXcon
    • Treasurer: Doreen Monteleone, D2 Advisory Group/Flexographic Technical Association (FTA)
    • Secretary and Chair, Technical Committee: Marcia Y. Kinter, Specialty Graphic Imaging Association (SGIA)
    • Chair, SGP Foundation: Jonathan Graham, TE Connectivity
    • Chair, SGP Brand Leaders: Libra Balian, retail consultant

“While each print facility is unique, SGP certification helps each printer achieve a positive environmental impact,” said Glynn. “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.” SGP certification criteria is recognized by the State of New York and the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources` Green Tier program for green procurement.


Print facilities interested in eliminating waste, reducing energy consumption, transitioning to sustainable materials, and winning new business from organizations that require sustainable printing practices from their suppliers should visit to learn more about becoming SGP certified in 2019.


About SGP
The Sustainable Green Printing Partnership (SGP) certifies printing facilities’ sustainability best practices. SGP advocates best practices and innovation among print community stakeholders, aligning the printing industry and its customers in the pursuit of a more accountable sustainable supply chain. SGP works with patrons such as 3M, International Paper, ECOR, FLEXcon, North American Plastics, Piedmont Plastics, Gilman Brothers and numerous leading brands.