CorrExpo 2023 Course: Effective Methods to Maximize Diecutting Productivity (Instructor: Rick Putch)

Rick Putch has 45 years of experience in diemaking and in the packaging industry, Rick’s expertise spans all aspects of paper conversion: diemaking, diecutting, packaging design, and materials testing.Rick has worked as a pressman, business owner, and in executive management, and has taught classes for TAPPI, AICC, ACCCSA, and IADD. Additionally, he has written technical papers for an assortment of trade publications.Rick has conducted best practices training on corrugated finishing and efficient package design for corporations in 35 countries and 10 different language translations. He is regarded as a world-class expert on evaluating manufacturing processes for new product concepts and for resolving production issues on a wide variety of manufactured products produced with steel rule cutting dies.He previously served on the Board of Directors of IADD and is one of only 14 IADD Tech Team members based all over the world. He has received several prestigious industry awards, most notably IADD’s inaugural PEAK Award presented in Interlaken, Switzerland and the Division Technical Award from TAPPI.

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