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Rogovein Retires Following Five Decades With Tension Corp.

KANSAS CITY, MO: Mike Rogovein, a familiar face to many in the printing, packaging and converting community, caps out a 50+ year career as a flexographer this very month, as he retires from Tension Envelope, Feb. 29, 2012.

He joined the firm in October 1961 in its St. Louis, MO, plant, and built a career, rising from machinist to chief engineer. In 1963, Mike transferred to Kansas City and began working in the engineering department. In 1972, he assumed the position he would hold for 38+ years.

Under his watchfyl eyes, Tension Envelope came to embrace environmental sustainabbility--a passion throughout his career. Mike was instrumental in Tension winning the 2002 FTA Environmental Excellence Award. He even served as moderator for the 2000 National Environmental Health and Safety Conference in Cincinnati, OH.

Born and raised in Kansas City, Mike attended Purdue University and later earned a Master’s Degree from the University of Denver. Apart from the permanent positions he held at Tension, Mike’s work experience includes part time and summer jobs held while a student.   

With his wife Laurel, Mike has a daughter, Sarah, and two sons, Matthew and Danny. He is now the proud grandfather of four. In addition to his love of family, Mike’s leisure time pursuits include photography, golf, sports and community service. He is a collector of Kansas City postcards and folklore.