Marci Kinter

Toni McQuilken is the senior editor for the printing and packaging group.

Marci Kinter is the Vice President – Government and Regulatory Affairs for the PRINTING United Alliance. Kinter oversees the development of management resources for the Association and represents the screen printing and digital imaging industries, as well as their associated supplier base, before federal and state regulatory agencies and the U.S. Congress on environmental, safety and other government issues directly impacting the screen printing and graphic imaging industries. She is responsible for directing the activities of not only the government affairs portion of the Association’s activities, but the development and implementation of business resources for the membership.

In 2008, Kinter, in conjunction with colleagues from other printing trade associations, was instrumental in launching the Sustainable Green Printing Partnership program. The SGP Program is a registry system for printing facilities that includes third party verification. The program successfully launched as an independent organization in August 2008.

Kinter is a member of and serves as Secretary for the Academy of Screen Printing Technology. In 2001, Kinter received the William D. Schaeffer Environmental Award for significant advancement of environmental awareness in the graphic arts industry.

Before joining PRINTING United Alliance, Kinter worked for The American Waterways Operators, Inc., the national association for the barge and towing industry.

She holds bachelor’s degree in urban planning from the University of Maryland, College Park, and a master’s degree in public administration from George Mason University.

The Sustainable Green Printing Partnership (SGP) announced the elections of new officers and directors. Jonathan Graham, TE Connectivity is new chair of SGP and its 501 8c) 3 affiliated SGP Foundation.

I am so proud to be associated with the printing industry — and even more so right now! I can not open my email, look at my LinkedIn page, or read twitter without reading how companies are stepping up to provide much needed materials for those working the front lines of this pandemic.

EPA issued a new rule that reduces the regulatory requirements for waste aerosol cans. The new rule is aimed at improving recycling and reducing the cost and burden of aerosol can management by imposing less stringent regulatory requirements on the cans.

Now is a great time to start thinking about the legislative, legal, and regulatory issues that could have an impact on your wide-format business in the coming months. This is the perfect time to re-evaluate your current compliance plans, and make some decisions about where to head this year.

SGIA announced that the 2020 Safety Recognition Award Program is now open. The annual program, now in its 35th year, runs from January 1 - December 31 and encourages SGIA members to integrate health and safety into standard business practices.

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