45 Professionals Earn ICMA ACE Designation

By | December 6, 2017

PRINCETON JUNCTION, New Jersey — Dec. 6, 2017 – The International Card Manufacturers Association (ICMA), a global trade association for card manufacturers, personalizers, issuers and suppliers, announced today 45 people who have earned an ACE designation with advanced expertise in the global card manufacturing industry in 2017.

ICMA’s Advanced Card Education (ACE) recognition is the only industry-wide and global program that recognizes advanced knowledge in card manufacturing, personalization and fulfillment.

“ICMA continues to provide its members with a cutting-edge education to stay ahead of the crowd,” said Jeffrey Barnhart, ICMA founder and executive director. “There’s a lot of competition in the card industry, and the ACE designation helps to identify industry experts.”

ACE-M evaluates card manufacturing knowledge of PVC/plastics, inks, adhesives, printing, collation, lamination, die-cutting and standards/testing. The designees are:

  • Kathleen Campbell. Arroweye Solutions
  • Kyle Christianssen, CPI Card Group
  • Sean Dean, CPI Card Group
  • Brian Dotson, Capital One
  • Stephen Humphries, CPI Card Group
  • Vincent Lombardo, CompoSecure, LLC
  • Sean Kelly, IDEMIA
  • Christopher Klostreich, Protec Secure Card
  • David Mackay, CPI Card Group
  • Aaron Mimnagh, Colourfast Secure Card Technology
  • Jhonatan Munoz Reina, CompoSecure, LLC
  • Mark Stansfield, CPI Card Group
  • Amy Swab, ITW Brand Identity
  • Danny Whybrow, CPI Card Group

ACE-P evaluates card personalization and fulfillment professionals’ knowledge of printing and barcodes, magnetic strip encoding, embossing, laser engraving, smart card encoding, financial transaction card data, fulfillment and standards/testing. The designees are:

  • Jim Colleran, CPI Card Group
  • Sean Dean, CPI Card Group
  • Luke Della Cerra, CPI Card Group
  • Mark Fielding, CPI Card Group
  • Tom Hogarth, MPS-Chicago
  • Fernando Lombari, CPI Card Group
  • Haley Merrick, CPI Card Group
  • Mark Nickson, CPI Card Group
  • Matt Juergens, MPS-Chicago
  • Don Lance, ITW Brand Identity
  • Jose Ochoa, MPS-Chicago
  • Ashraf Khan, Pittsburgh Embossing Services
  • Madeleine Raiford-Holland, Police & Sheriffs Press, Inc.
  • David Slaustas, MPS-Chicago
  • Dorothy Sczepanik, MPS-Chicago
  • Patricia Zarbock, MPS-Chicago

ACE-A evaluates knowledge of advanced materials and card construction, card technologies, security techniques and environmental initiatives. The designees are:

  • Joe Campbell, CPI Card Group
  • Daniel Szumski, ITW Brand Identity
  • Andrew Voneida, Q-Card
  • Diana Walter, CPI Card Group
  • Jeremy Weaver, CPI Card Group

For more information on ICMA’s ACE training, visit icma.com.

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About ICMA

For nearly 30 years, ICMA has been a nonprofit association of card manufacturers, personalizers, suppliers and related industry participants. With 225 members globally, ICMA acts as a resource for industry issues, including the production, technology, application, security and environmental issues of cards. More information is available at icma.com.

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