Concluding the Converter Meeting proceedings was a gala dinner where the winners of the prestigious Eugene Singer Awards for Management Excellence were announced. One of TLMI’s highest honors, this award recognizes excellence in business management measured and defined by an established set of growth and profitability ratios through the participation in the TLMI Management Ratio Study.
The Singer Award is given annually to four narrow web converting companies; each company within a certain sales range category. The 2012 TLMI Eugene Singer Awards were given to the following companies in their respective categories at the Converter Meeting in Palm Beach:
• Columbine Label Company, Centennial, CO, USA, won in the small company category for the second time. Company President Greg Jackson commented, “Winning the Singer award again is a really big honor and very exciting for the entire Columbine team. We have a good number of long term employees that take a great deal of pride in their work, and strive to make us a top performing company. To win this award, particularly considering the quality of the other TLMI participants, is really a testament to their efforts and hard work. My congratulations to our entire team, as well as our customers and suppliers who make all of this possible.”
• Flexo-Graphics, Butler, WI, USA, won for the mid-range company category. This is Flexo-Graphics’ first time winning the award and company President Tim McDonough stated, “Flexo-Graphics is honored to receive this award considering how many great companies are involved in TLMI. Flexo-Graphics has used the Ratio Study every year as a benchmarking tool in our quest of continual improvement. We truly value this part of our TLMI membership and have benefitted from it for many years. It is a tribute to the entire Flexo-Graphics team that we were able to achieve this recognition.”
• The Label Printers, Aurora, IL, USA, won for the medium company category. This is The Label Printer’s fourth Eugene Singer Award. Company Chief of Operations Lori Campbell commented, “This is really about our employees and our clients who, together, make this award possible. One of the treasured benefits of TLMI membership is in getting to know my colleagues in this industry. I am often humbled and awed by the knowledge and expertise that exists in this organization. Winning the Eugene Singer award is a great honor…because I know that we’re being measured against the best!”
• Consolidated Label, Longwood, FL, USA, won for the large company category. This is Consolidated Label’s eleventh Eugene Singer Award. Company President Joel Carmany commented, “It is an honor to win the Singer award again. We thank our team for their dedication and effort in making our business successful.”
TLMI President Frank Sablone commented, “TLMI would like to congratulate this year’s Singer Award winners. For the first time in the association’s history more than 100 converter members participated in the TLMI Ratio Study in 2012, reinforcing the tremendous value our converter members obtain from taking part in the study. Participants constantly tell us that this is one of the best management and benchmarking tools their company has access to, and one of the greatest benefits of being a TLMI converter member.”