Flexographic Technical Association and its members are saddened to learn of the passing of Angelo Bartesaghi, he was 78. In 1963 Bartesaghi founded Omet, in Lecco, Italy. By the end of the 1970s, the company began to specialize in the design and construction of the first machines to produce paper napkins and label printing presses. Today, Omet is known as a paper products giant.
Bartesaghi will be remembered as a mechanical genius. With offices and clients all over the world, Omettruly is a global brand and has been recognized for advancement numerous times including the 2008 FTA Technical Innovation Award and the 2010 prestigious Global Award for Continuous Innovation in Print. Bartesaghi also cared deeply about education. Omet partnered with many schools including Clemson University and the Polytechnic University of Milan for the advancement of printing with photovoltaic cells.