Meet the Experts
Vincent DiTrolio (Flexo)
With more than 20 years of experience in the flexographic industry, Vince DiTrolio is highly regarded as a flexo expert and pioneer in formal press operator training. Through DiTrolio Flexographic Institute, an Illinois State Board of Education and Dept. of Veterans Affairs approved program, his organization has trained hundreds of press operators.
Dr. Kenneth McCarthy (Coating Solutions)
Ken McCarthy has over 35 years of experience in the coating industry. He previously served as Senior Product Development Manager at Polaroid and Multilayer Coating Technologies. He now heads up Clean Room Coating Solutions, which provides consulting services in coating, drying, defect characterization, coating heads, mixing, and scale-up projects, and more.
Kelly Robinson (Static)
Dr. Kelly Robinson is founder of Electrostatic Answers, an engineering consulting company dedicated to eliminating injury and waste from static electricity. Kelly is a Professional Engineer (NYS) and an AIMCAL Technical Advisor on static control. He is also a contributing editor for PFFC-Online and writes “Static Beat,” a regular column on static issues..
Dr. Dave Roisum (Web Handling & Converting)
Dr. Roisum is a well-known authority in the area of web handling and converting. He has authored seven books, including Winding, Rollers and Web Handling. He is also a principal of Finishing Technologies Inc., having provided instruction and consulting services at nearly 1,000 sites for those who convert or manufacture; paper, film, foil, nonwovens, textiles, and many other materials.
Dave Rumson (Slitting & Rewinding)
Dave Rumson, Slitting Educator & Consultant, enters his 21st year in the slitting industry, the last 10 providing slitting educational programs and consulting services. In total he has over 30 years roll handling, rewinding and slitting experience with Southworth Systems, Parkinson Technologies, Dienes Corporation and industry consultation. He has presented for CEMA, AIMCAL and TAPPI for over 20 years and has conducted numerous nationwide public and corporate shear, crush and razor slitting seminars.
Rock LaManna (Executive Coaching)
Rock LaManna is the President and CEO of the LaManna Alliance. The LaManna Alliance helps printing owners and CEOs use their company financials to prioritize and choose the proper strategic path. Based on an approach that provides quantitative and qualitative analysis, his firm provides industry-specific guidance on how to grow a printing business, merge with a synergistic partner, make a strategic acquisition, or create a succession plan.
Larry Jopko (Adhesives and Laminating )
Larry Jopko, who is the Principal of Stickum Consultancy LLC, has been involved in the Flexible Food and Industrial Packaging for over 40 years, employed by Lawson Mardon, Morton International, Rohm and Haas and Dow Chemical, amongst others. His expertise includes use and application of Industrial and Packaging Adhesives and Coatings, including those based on urethane, acrylic and polyester chemistry.