We are pleased to announce that Robert (Bob) McDonald has been appointed Vice President of Manufacturing. Bob assumed the role upon the retirement of Mark Lombardi who demonstrated tremendous leadership during his 10 years at Monadnock. Bob’s career began at Fox River Paper in Appleton, Wisconsin where he held numerous positions of increasing responsibility. In his 16 years with Fox River he advanced from Mill Manager to become Vice President of Operations. From Fox River he went on to work for Green Bay Packaging, Finch Paper and most recently, Intertape Polymer Group, Inc. With his leadership skills, Bob achieved significant improvements in workplace safety by fostering a collaborative culture. He also has a proven track record implementing Lean/Six Sigma tools and driving Lean projects and Kaizen 5S events. Click Read More below for additional information.
Appvion Operations, Inc. (“Appvion”), has joined NASPO (North American Security Products Organization) members to create a new U.S. Standard that defines the minimum security requirements for the design, production and supply chain of all United States Birth Certificates.
This standard, “ANSI/NASPO BC 2019, Minimum Security Requirements for United States Birth Certification Documents”, was developed by NASPO International and the American National Standards Institute, along with a committee of industry experts and interested parties.
The NASPO/ANSI standard was created to protect against fraud and establishes the minimum security technologies that should be incorporated into birth certificates for authentication, as well as the minimum requirements for manufacturing and distribution to vital records offices.
Mike Caffrey, Appvion’s Independent Security Consultant and a member of the NASPO Board of Directors, participated as a committee member and supported recommendations to the standards organizations. Partnering with State and Federal jurisdictions and other industry security subject matter experts, a new minimum security standard to protect United States Birth Certificates was established. Methods of fraud, counterfeiting, duplication, and alterations were reviewed to determine the best way to strengthen the design, production, and supply chain of these documents.