At this year’s Label Industry Global Awards, the R. Stanton Avery Lifetime Achievement Award has been won by Bruce Bell, founder and chairman of Belmark Inc
THE NETHERLANDS • The R. Stanton Avery Lifetime Achievement Award, sponsored by Avery Dennison, has been won by Bruce Bell, founder and chairman of Belmark Inc at this year’s Label Industry Global Awards. He will receive the award at a special ceremony during Labelexpo Americas 2016.
Bruce Bell has had a long and distinguished career since founding Belmark in 1977, which opened with just one five-colour press and three employees. Today, the company is an industry leader in pressure-sensitive labels, flexible film packaging and folded cartons with over 650 employees. Outside of engineering Belmark’s own success story, Bruce has been enormously involved in nurturing individual talent and has long held the respect and admiration of his industry peers – being chosen as the 1999 TLMI Converter of the Year and a 10-times winner of the Eugene Singer Award for Management Excellence. Bruce has been involved with the TLMI throughout his career. Joining in 1991, he was asked to serve on the board in 1995. A year later he assumed leadership of the scholarship committee. The TLMI Board named one of the scholarships in Bruce’s honor.
The R. Stanton Avery Lifetime Achievement Award, sponsored by Avery Dennison is given annually as part of the Label Industry Global Awards. Bestowed in memory and recognition of Stan Avery’s pioneering spirit and values, the illustrious accolade celebrates the outstanding contribution an individual has made to the label printing industry over a minimum of 25 years.
Meeting prior to the recent FINAT European Label Forum in Amsterdam, the judging panel have also revealed the shortlist of finalists for three other esteemed award categories. For details click here