The Training Staff at Nilpeter’s Technology Center in Cincinnati, OH, has earned its FTA FIRST Operator certifications by completing all 3 levels of the FIRST certification training and passing rigorous and comprehensive examinations, designed specifically to test knowledge and advanced competencies in specific areas of expertise.
FTA FIRST certification enables Nilpeter’s Technology Center Team to bring increased levels of proficiency to day-to-day tasks and allows them to provide high-quality service and training to customers. The certification achievements also demonstrate a personal and professional commitment from each team member.
“From the FTA prospective, we are extremely encouraged that a respected OEM such as Nilpeter has taken the initiative to certify its entire training staff so they may benefit from the process control and best practices emphasized in the FIRST Certification program,” says Mark Cisternino, FTA President. “It is an ideal way for Nilpeter to demonstrate their industry leadership to customers and impart the value of the program in their flexo plant as they witness FIRST in action through their training staff. I commend the Nilpeter team and encourage other OEMs to consider making a similar investment in their staff.”
“Nilpeter has always been at the forefront of operational ease and education, and now our team has the guidance and knowledge to offer our partners a total package during press delivery and demonstrations. They not only have the highest level of operational skills but now also carry a comprehensive knowledge of the flexographic process and best practices. They can provide training on the operation of a next generation press offering and also provide detailed insight on the practices and principles of flexography so the equipment will flourish in our partners operations. We could not be more proud of our team for obtaining these certifications, and we could not ask for a better partner to provide them than the FTA,” says Paul Teachout, VP of Sales and Marketing at Nilpeter USA, and a proud FTA Level 3 Certified Implementation Specialist.
A Proven Foundation
The FIRST Operator Certification is the flexographic industry’s premier endorsement for flexographic professionals. FIRST certifications are formed from a proven foundation of knowledge and based on in-depth testing and ongoing professional development. FTA currently offers three certifications that recognize expert proficiency within a specific area of the flexographic workflow. They are: FIRST Press Operator (POC), FIRST Prepress Operator (PPC) and FIRST Implementation Specialist (ISC). Those interested can easily locate companies that employ FIRST certified professionals across the country and in their area. More information on FIRST certification is available at www.flexography.org.