I am writing you this letter to recommend Anoosheh Mostafaei for your INNOVATOR award. Anoosheh is the President and co‐founder of Ship and Shore Environmental, Inc., a company that engineers, designs, and fabricates Air Pollution Abatement systems.
Our company began doing business with Ship and Shore and Anoosheh in 2001 when we purchased a Regenerative Thermal Oxidizer to control the emissions from our flexographic printing operations. Since that time we have used Ship and Shore extensively on a variety of projects. Throughout these last 12 years, Anoosheh’s expertise and creativity have been pivotal to the success of various projects our company has undertaken. Currently, we are undertaking a significant expansion of our printing operation and, once again, Anoosheh’s knowledge, expertise, and ingenuity will be absolutely critical for me and my company.
I cannot overemphasize the tremendous comfort that we draw from having her help us navigate through the complex issues that arise when expanding a manufacturing operation in today’s world. I also had the pleasure of serving together with Anoosheh on the board of the Western Plastics Association for many years. During that time, the association was heavily involved in the constantly changing sphere of environmental regulation tackling issues such as marine debris, storm‐water runoff, air emissions, and carbon footprints. Anoosheh’s contributions to these discussions were vital in allowing the WPA to provide its member companies with valuable information critically needed to successfully operate in our industry today. I am very grateful for having known Anoosheh for these last 12 years. Not only as a business contact that has been critically important to our success, but as a friend and colleague that I admire for her intelligence, her ingenuity, and most importantly, her integrity and constant willingness to help others.
I enthusiastically and proudly recommend her for the Innovator award.
Adrian R Backer President
CEO Signature Flexible Packaging, Inc.