Tom Knaus of CPS Cards to Speak at ICMA Workshop in Chicago

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Leading card expert to provide insight on building production facilities that meet customers’ needs while maximizing profits.

CPS Cards, a leading provider of plastic and paper card solutions, has announced that Mr. Tom Knaus, president of CPS Cards, will speak at the International Card Manufacturers Association’s (ICMA) North American Academy Workshop on Tuesday, October 22nd at 10:45 AM CST. The workshop is being held at the Sheraton Chicago O’Hare in Rosemont, Illinois.

Card industry professionals from around the country will converge in Chicago for the three-day event that will discuss the latest trends, advances and challenges in the card manufacturing industry. The ICMA, a worldwide non-profit association whose members include card manufacturers, suppliers, issuers and personalization companies, has provided a forum for card professionals for more than 23 years.

This month, Tom Knaus, a leading authority on the subject of card manufacturing and personalization, will provide an insightful look into “Aligning Sales with Plant Capabilities.” In the card industry for more than 25 years, Mr. Knaus has built several profitable production facilities and is an expert at modifying capabilities to meet customer demand. Utilizing his unique industry perspective, Mr. Knaus’ presentation will focus on managing capital expenditures, talent, and schedules to maximize output, and, ultimately, improve the bottom line. Attendees will learn how minor production changes can result in substantial time savings and measurable ROI.

The ICMA Workshop schedule also includes several other industry experts speaking on subjects such as market trends, technological advancements and meeting industry standards, all important topics for today’s card manufacturing professional.

About CPS Cards
CPS Cards is a leading full-service provider of plastic and paper card solutions for the prepaid, membership, promotional and healthcare markets. With production facilities strategically located in Allentown, PA and Glendale Heights, IL, the company produces more than 300 million cards annually and employs a precise quality control process that ensures 100% accuracy across all applications. Specializing in card personalization, fulfillment, packaging and direct mail marketing, CPS Cards is a single-source solution trusted by thousands of companies since 1998. For more about CPS Cards, visit:

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