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Six Members “Ace” ICMA’s ACE Accreditation Exam

Employees from AMF Medios Transaccionales, Bristol ID Technologies, CPI Card Group, ITW Card Technologies and MasterCard Bring Total Designees to 48

PRINCETON JUNCTION, NJ – December 13, 2012 – Continuing to recognize the knowledge and expertise of leading professionals in card manufacturing, the International Card Manufacturers Association (ICMA) announced six more members have earned its Advanced Card Education (ACE-M) accreditation.

ACE-M covers a multitude of areas within card manufacturing. The program currently has 48 designees. The following are the most recent members to earn the ACE-M designation:

Rodrigo Gonzalez
Operations Manager
AMF Medios Transaccionales

Ryan Raymo
Operations Supervisor
Bristol ID Technologies

Steve Hobbs
Sales Manager
CPI Card Group

Stephen Magee
Regional Sales Manager
CPI Card Group

Chris Vosler Quality Manager
ITW Card Technologies

Joëlle Denidder
Quality Manager
MasterCard Worldwide

The ACE designation is awarded to people with a broad and detailed knowledge of card manufacturing and processes who successfully complete the exam. ACE accreditation validates expertise and distinguishes employees as motivated experts in the card manufacturing industry. The designation evaluates the skills and knowledge of card manufacturing professionals in eight key areas: PVC/Plastics, Inks, Adhesives, Printing, Collation, Lamination, Die-cutting, and Standards/Testing.

“It’s truly rewarding to see our members invest in this accreditation and understand the value it provides not only them, but their companies as well,” said Al Vrancart, ICMA Founder Emeritus and Industry Advisor

. The following members have also earned ACE accreditation: Megan Anthony, CPI Card Group; Arun P.K., Cupola Plastic Cards; Derrick Celewicz, Valid USA; Mark Costello, CPI Card Group; Bill Crawford, Waytek/Klöckner Pentaplast; Shannon Crawford-Taylor; Robert Cristinzio, ITW Card Technologies; Julie Davidson, Travel Tags, Inc.; Peter Deisenroth, Bristol ID Technologies; Christopher Dyball, LaserCard Corp.; Walter Floyd, ITW Card Technologies; Jim Fry, CPI Card Group; Joel Germain, Travel Tags, Inc.; Brad Hanson, CPI Card Group, Inc.; Wayne Hart, ABnote North America; Jim Hays, CPI Card Group; Julie Hermanson, CPI Card Group; Candice Hou, ITW Card Technologies (China); Vanessa Jones, CPI Card Group; Keefe Lemmon, Fiserv; Tony McGee, CPI Card Group; Manoj Mathew; Lynne McDevitt, ABnote North America; Tim McKearney, CPI Card Group; Guy Meeker, Teraco, Inc.; Robert Michaelis, CPI Card Group; Max Michieli, CPI Card Group; Alvaro Moreno, CPI Card Group; Barry Mosteller, CPI Card Group; Matthew O’Connell; Mark Powell; Jason Prince, CardLogix; Del Reyes, Giesecke & Devrient; Mike Sabatini, Perfect Plastic Printing; Jay Schwisow, CPI Card Group; Francisco Soriano, Tag Systems; Mike Sovich; Daniel Szumski, ITW Card Technologies; Eric Virostek, Giesecke & Devrient; Jim Ward, Allegheny Plastics Inc.; Dean Warner, Valid USA and Simona Yordanova.

ICMA will hold a prep seminar and exam at the Sheraton Suites Philadelphia Airport on February 12, 2013 from 12-6 p.m. and February 13, 2013 from 8-11 a.m., respectively.

For more information on ICMA’s ACE accreditation program, or to learn how to become an ICMA member, call (609) 799-4900; e-mail info@icma.com or visit the ICMA website at www.icma.com.

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Based in Princeton Junction, NJ, USA, ICMA is a non-profit association of plastic card manufacturers, personalizers, issuers and related industry participants. With more than 240 members globally, the ICMA acts as a resource for industry issues, including the production, technology, application, security and environmental issues of plastic cards. Visit www.icma.com for more information.

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