The Eugene Singer Awards, also known as the Best Managed Company Awards, are considered by many to be the pinnacle of business achievement for label printers. The 2009 Singer Awards, four of them, were unveiled February 24 at the Converter Meeting of the Tag & Label Manufacturers Institute, held in Naples, FL, USA.
This year’s winners are Coast Label, Kopco Graphics, GSI Technologies, and Consolidated Label. The awards, based on numerous performance achievements in the annual TLMI Ratio Study, are given to the top companies in each of four categories based on amount of annual sales.
Each year the awards ceremony presents the winners with the opportunity to thank their employees for their contributions to the coveted recognition. This year’s event was no exception.
Coast Label, based in Fountain Valley, CA, USA, is the winner in the small company category for the second consecutive year. President Craig Moreland was effusive in his praise of the company’s employees. “The credit goes to the people who do all the work in the company. They are amazingly good sports,” he said.
The midrange category had a first-time winner, Kopco Graphics of Fairfield, OH, USA. “Without our people it just wouldn’t happen,” says President Doug Kopp. “They really deserve this. They are the ones who make this happen. I feel that I have the best team in the country.”
GSI Technologies, formerly known as Graphic Solutions International, is a five-time winner of a Singer Award, this time in the medium size category. Suzanne and Bob Zaccone, 20-year members of TLMI, accepted the award on behalf of the company, based in Burr Ridge, IL, USA. “The employees, and the teamwork at GSI Technologies, are the reasons we are able to be here to get this award,” said Bob Zaccone.
Consolidated Label, of Longwood, FL, USA, is a seven-time winner, but this year’s award is its first in the large company category. “We focus on solutions rather than problems,” said David Carmany, vice president. “Our employees and their creativity are what gives us the opportunity to push us to win this award every year. We dedicate this award to them.”