Jim Cooney of CPS Cards is Elected to ICMA Board

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Card personalization expert is tapped to serve as association representative.

CPS Cards, a leading provider of plastic and paper card solutions for the retail industry, has announced that Jim Cooney, vice president of CPS Cards, has been elected to the ICMA’s board of directors. Cooney will serve as the association’s Personalization Representative.

The International Card Manufacturers Association (ICMA) is a global non-profit association comprised of more than 230 card manufacturers, personalization experts, suppliers, issuers and participants that serve the card industry. With members based in more than 40 countries, the ICMA serves as a forum for education, networking, idea-sharing and collaboration for the card manufacturing industry.

“We are extremely proud of Jim and his new designation,” said Tom Knaus, president of CPS Cards. “This appointment embodies Jim’s broad knowledge and expertise in the card industry, particularly with card personalization. Having been raised by a father who was also a leader in the card industry, Jim has a passion for cards and an unwavering commitment to his co-workers, clients, and fellow manufacturers. This is a well-deserved achievement.”

Cooney, who joined CPS Cards in 2003, has been a leading voice in the card industry for more than 20 years. He directed the personalization of hundreds of millions of cards while managing the largest closed-loop prepaid card plant in the U.S. Cooney serves as an integral part of CPS’ new product development and quality assurance teams and has been instrumental in the development and success of CPS Cards’ Chicago facility. Along with his new appointment, Cooney also holds an ACE-P certification for his expertise in card personalization.

About CPS Cards
CPS Cards is an integrated service provider that specializes in streamlining and simplifying the entire card production process – from printing and personalization to packaging and fulfillment. With production facilities in Allentown, Pa. and Chicago, Ill., CPS Cards produces more than 300 million cards annually for a wide range of customers, including leading national retailers, gift card processors and membership organizations. For more than 15 years, CPS Cards has served the needs of both channel partners and direct clients. As a single-source solution provider, they help clients save time, money and the difficulty of dealing with multiple vendors. For more about CPS Cards, visit: http://www.cpscards.com.

About ICMA
Based in Princeton Junction, New Jersey, the International Card Manufacturing Association is a trade organization of card manufacturers, personalizers, suppliers and vendors. With more than 240 members globally ICMA serves as a resource for industry issues including the production, technology, application, security and environmental aspects of plastic cards. More information is available at http://www.icma.com.

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