Dale Bunnell took the stage in Chicago in September to receive the R. Stanton Avery Lifetime Achievement Award, presented at Labelexpo for devoting his career to the label industry. Bunnell is a recently retired vice president of Mark Andy.
Two other significant awards were presented. Avery Dennison received the Industry Award for Continuous Innovation (Nilpeter and Esko-Graphics were the other nominees), and HP Indigo won the Industry Award for New Innovation (AVT and GiDue were the other finalists).
Bunnell was introduced at the first Label Industry Awards banquet — which drew 650 attendees — by Gallus Vice Chairman Ferd Ruësch Jr. and by Lintec Director Kazuo Shiwaku, both of whose fathers had won the award in the past.
During his 25 years at Mark Andy, Dale Bunnell was instrumental in seeing the company’s worldwide revenue grow from $5 million to an estimated $80 million annually. He participated in industry associations and was a regular speaker at industry conferences around the world and in key label industry activities. He spent time as a board member of TLMI, was an active member of the Flexographic Technical Association, and was a founding member and past chairman of the World Label Association.
The R. Stanton Avery Lifetime Achievement Award, named for the developer of pressure sensitive label technology, has been granted to only a few industry luminaries. This marks the first time in a decade that the award has been presented. l