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August 21, 2017

Vol. 19 No. 17

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FINAT, Labelexpo Drive Label Agenda reported by Greg Kishbaugh

Jerry Shields, Flexo Leader, Passes Away The flexo industry lost a leader, ad- vocate and friend with the recent passing of Gerald Shields, 80, of Lake Forest, Illinois. Shields was the past

F INAT, the international label association, and Labelexpo Eu- rope founders Tarsus Ltd., are celebrating the 25th anniver- sary of their partnership this year at the Labelexpo show, taking place at the Brussels Expo, Brussels, Belgium, September 25-28. At the heart of their present co-operation is the establish- ment of the Labelexpo Advisory Board (‘LAB’), composed of representatives from Labelexpo organizers Tarsus, FINAT board

President and Chair- man of Graymills Corporation. Shields is survived by his wife of 53 years, Linda (Bosselli) Shields, daughter Kristen DeNoble and son Craig (Amy). He was the loving Poppy

Jerry Shields

of Emma and Scott DeNoble. He is also survived by his brother, Forrest (Ruth), his brother-in-law John “Butch” Bosselli (Marsha), as well as loving nieces, nephews and cousins. Jerry was born and raised on the north side of Chicago, Illinois. He re- ceived his undergraduate degree from North Park College and MBA from Roo- sevelt University. Jerry was Chairman Emeritus of Graymills Corporation, a manufacturing company owned by he and Linda. He was a mentor to many. Jerry held board positions, including

members, and show exhibitors. In an industry that is continual- ly growing and changing, the LAB’s key mission has been, and continues to be, to expand the event’s profile to include all the ‘new technologies’ that now form part of the definition of a ‘label’.Their efforts, coupled with the first results of long-term investment by the event venue, will reportedly deliver im- provements in logistics, facility management, and visitor conve- nience for this year’s show, which features a total of 700-plus exhibitors from more than 40 countries around the world. The show itself is enhanced by an agenda of on-site work- shops, seminars, and the presentation dinner at which this year’s Global Label Industry Awards will be presented. FINAT will be welcoming members, as well as potential asso- ciation members, to its stand, 11A31, to preview the new base

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