News from the 2013 Annual Meeting

Awards Announcements

Best of Show - McDowell Label & Screen Printing

As always a  number of prestigious awards were announced at the Annual Meeting.

Converter of the Year
Jeff Dunphy, Design Label Manufacturing, Inc.

Supplier of the Year
David Taylor, EFI

Environmental Leadership Award – Converter
The Label Printers

Environmental Leadership Award – Supplier
Avery Dennison

The winners of the 36th Annual Label Awards Competition were also announced. Twenty one different member companies won for printing excellence in various categories. The first ever Best of Class awards were presented as follows:

Best of Class Winners

Digital Collotype Labels Digital Department
Wren Hop Vineyards, 2011 Pinot Noir
Offset – Wine & Spirits Collotype Labels, USA
Farella, 2009 Malbec
Flexography & Letterpress Alpine Packaging, Inc.
Full Pint Brewing Company White Lightning
Multi-Process McDowell Label & Screen Printing
Peace & Harmony
Flexography – Wine & Sprits McDowell Label & Screen Printing
Ten High Kentucky Bourbon Whiskey
Other (Gravure) National Label Company
Sony Batman 2

McDowell Label & Screen Printing won the coveted Best of Show award for their Peace & Harmony label.

You may view a slideshow of the winners here.

Changes to the TLMI Board of Directors

Chairman Dave McDowell (McDowell Label and Screen Printing), who welcomed all warmly to his home state of Texas, had the honor of welcoming the four new members to the Board of Directors:   Converters Lori Campbell (The Label Printers),  Charlie MacLean (ASL Print FX) and Dan Taylor (Taylor Made Labels), and Supplier Michael Ring (Xeikon).

He also  recognized outgoing board members:  Kathy Alaimo (Syracuse Label & Screen Printing), Joel Carmany (Consolidated Label Company), Craig Moreland (Coast Label Company) and David Taylor (EFI) for their dedicated service.

Thank yous

  • To Meeting Chair Rob Hutchison (Hutchison Miller Sales)  who deserves our appreciation for putting together an Annual Meeting program that attracted more than 400 participants and provided them real take home value.
  • To the 43 Supplier Members who were Bronze and Silver Sponsors of the event.
  • To 100+ tabletop exhibitors who made the Sunday night reception lively and rewarding.
  • To Meeting Planner Vicki Runyeon who always goes above and beyond for our members.
  • And to all who participated in the great event.

Look for more details to be posted in the related sections of in the coming weeks.


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