In 2005, the In-Mold Decorating Association (IMDA) was incorporated in Arizona, where Ron and Myra Schultz were living at the time. Schultz is a chemist with a long history in the in-mold labeling industry and, as the decorating technology gained popularity among brand owners and converters, he answered a growing call for a formal organization.
Fifteen years later, Schultz has stepped down as the IMDA executive director. In a press release from the organization, Bob Travis, president of InkWorks Printing, LLC, and president of the IMDA Board of Directors, said, “Ron Schultz has been a vital part of the In-Mold Decorating Association since its inception. Together with his wife, Myra, Ron has established the association as a leading educational source for the molders, printers, material suppliers and equipment manufacturers that compose the in-mold decorating and labeling production chain. He will be greatly missed, but his retirement is well deserved.”
Plastics Decorating magazine – published by Peterson Publications, the group now tasked with the management of the IMDA – spoke to Schultz about his history in in-mold decorating and labeling, as well as the formation of the association….
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