PLGA Global – the Packaging and Label Gravure Association – has presented its Lifetime Achievement Award to Charlie Conover, director of sales, service and marketing for Hurletron. The award recognizes a lifetime making a difference in the gravure industry. The award was presented at PLGA’s operational conference in Miami last month.
A native of Richmond, VA, USA, and a graduate of Frederick College, Conover has worked at Inta-Roto Machine Company, Paper Converting Machine Company, Magna Graphics, Hayssen Manufacturing, and Richmond Industrial prior to joining Hurletron. Hurletron is a supplier of registration, ESA, anti-statics, and product placement machines used in the printing industry.
Conover has served as co-chair of the FTA Workshop program, 1st VP of CEMA (Converting Equipment Manufactures Association), and has been secretary/treasurer of PLGA Global since 2000. In addition, he is a retired Lt. Colonel in the US Army, and served the Richmond, VA, chapter of MOAA as its 1st VP. He is a member of numerous Masonic bodies and recently completed his term as president of the ACCA Temple Million Dollar Band.
“Not only has Charlie been a leader in our industry, he has also been one of the leaders of the PLGA,” said PLGA Chairman Randy Butler in presenting the award. “Charlie has been the quiet guiding light who has helped us keep this association on course. This Lifetime Achievement Award is well deserved.”