Vantage Point East
Fred Shapiro was until 2011 President of P.F. Technical Services Inc., a consulting firm serving primarily the printing and packaging industries, as well as other industries in the area of environmental regulations and occupational safety. Prior to organizing his consulting business, he held a number of manufacturing management and technical positions.
Fred earned a B.A. in Economics from Queens College of The City University of New York (CUNY) and an M.B.A. in Industrial Management from the Baruch School of Management of the City College of New York (CCNY). He has been a faculty member in the Management Department of Baruch College of CUNY and the Printing Department of SUNY Farmingdale. His high school was the eminent New York science and academic Stuyvesant HS.
He is a member of the Hall of Fame and past officer of the Flexographic Technical Association, PIA/GATF Solutions of Site Consultants Network, TAPPI and Technical Consultant to the CMM International, organizers of the CMM Show for Package Printers and Converters. He served on the committees for the printing sectors of the USEPA Common Sense Initiative and Design for the Environment programs.
Mr. Shapiro has published numerous articles in the trade magazines, a monthly column on the environment for FLEXO during the period he served as consultant to the association, and has published a book for the industry “Environmental Regulations for Printers (Jelmar Publishers). He currently writes a monthly column on the environment and safety concerns for Printing News, a Cygnus publication. He has planned and moderated, as well as participated in, conferences and courses in printing technology and environmental compliance for printers in the United States, Europe and Asia.
In his private life, Fred is active in his community in leadership roles. He served two years as President of the Tennis Club, two years as President of his Mutual, as Vice Chair and member of the LW Board of Directors, Chair and Vice Chair of the E&R Advisory Committee, Religious Chair and President of the JRLW, and is a member of the Interfaith Committee He is currently President of the Fireside Forum and Tennis Clubs. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the Jewish Community Relations Council of GW and the Jewish Council for the Aging. His philosophy is to encourage participation and positive planning for the present and the future.
For enjoyment he is active in the Camera Club and has provided slide shows here and in the outside community. His photographs have won competitions here in LW as well as in the Greater Washington region and New York.