Mark Cisternino, President, FTA, has confirmed his plans to retire at the end of 2022, after nearly four decades of service to the Association and its membership. The FTA Board of Directors and FFTA Board of Trustees will lead the search process for the Association’s next president, to be carried out during the first half of the year.
“Mark’s name is as synonymous with FTA as FORUM, FIRST and FLEXO—and that’s due to his remarkable dedication and leadership over a storied career,” said Brad Pareso, Vice President, FTA. “On behalf of all FTA staff, I thank Mark for his decades of service and setting the Association up for success in its next chapter.”
In 2016, Cisternino was inducted into the FTA Hall of Fame in recognition of his contributions to the Association and flexographic industry. He considers the honor to be the highlight of his lengthy career because he shares it with members of the industry whom he admires. “From the very beginning of my time with FTA, I revered the industry icons that had this honor bestowed upon them. Many were before my time, but without exception, year after year as new inductees were selected, I identified with what made them worthy and why the industry is so much better off as a result of their commitment,” Cisternino said.
The search for the Association’s next president is being led by the FTA and FFTA Boards.