TLMI: Announces Eugene Singer Award Winners

Singer - Joel and Tracy Carmany - Consolidated Label Company - and Dave McDowell TLMI Chairman

USA At the association’s recent Converter Meeting in Newport Beach, CA, TLMI announced the winners of the Eugene Singer Award for Management Excellence. One of the industry’s most prestigious and highest honours, the Eugene Singer Award recognizes excellence in business management measured and defined by an established set of growth and profitability ratios through participation in the TLMI Management Ratio Study.

Nearly 100 narrow-web converters throughout the United States and Canada participate in the TLMI Ratio Study, however just four converting companies are awarded the honour each year. The 2013 TLMI Eugene Singer Awards were given to the following companies:

Centennial, CO-based Columbine Label Company won in the small company category for the third time. Greg Jackson, the company’s President, commented, “Winning the Singer award again is thrilling and a great honor. This award is really a terrific recognition of the hard work and effort put in by Columbine’s employees and our partnerships with our customers and suppliers as well. We strive daily to stand out in what we do. Recognition within the industry, especially considering the companies we are measuring against, is really a special honor.”

Yorba Linda, CA-based Digital Label Solutions won for the mid-range company category. This is the company’s first time winning the Eugene Singer Award and company co-owner, Sandy Petersen, commented, “When we began our trade business, we wanted to show our core customers (successful, established flexo printers) we were up to the challenge of becoming the best vendor partner possible. With last year’s exclusive ‘Best of the Best’ Award at LabelExpo in Brussels and now this year’s Eugene Singer Award, we feel we have proven we have one of the best teams in all of digital label manufacturing. Both awards are the sum total of the efforts of every manager, supervisor, and employee, as well as their families. We gratefully accept this award on their behalf.”

Aurora, IL-based The Label Printers won for the medium company category. This is the Label Printers’ fifth Eugene Singer Award. The company’s COO, Lori Campbell, commented, “Winning an award is great and I’m thrilled for our organization. I truly believe however that the reward is in the report we receive from the Ratio Study; I look forward to getting that report more than I do the award. Yes, it is helpful to know how we fare against our competitors, but I also think that the competition isn’t actually against our friends in the industry but rather against ourselves. I want to know if we made improvements in the areas we identified last year or where our numbers might have slipped. The award is the icing on the cake and the experience of letting the employees receive the outside validation of their work.

Sanford, FL-based Consolidated Label won for the large company category. This is Consolidated Label’s 12th Eugene Singer Award. Company President, Joel Carmany, commented, “This is Consolidated Label’s 30th year in business and to win the Singer award for the 12th time is something which makes our employees very proud. I want to thank all of our 230 employees for helping us build a company that has had solid sustained growth and performance since we began in 1984. Additionally, we have moved into a new company headquarters of 170,000 square feet, which gives us the platform to continue our growth for years to come.”

TLMI President, Frank Sablone, stated the following about the Eugene Singer awards. “The TLMI Ratio Study is one of the greatest assets our converter members have. Participating companies repeatedly claim that the study and the customized report they receive every year as a result of taking part, are amongst the most valuable business tools available. I want to personally congratulate each of this year’s Singer Award winners.”

Andreas Keller

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