TLMI Awards in the Spotlight
GLOUCESTER, Mass.—At the Tag & Label Manufacturers Institute (TLMI) annual meeting held in Boca Raton, Florida, the association presented awards to John Hickey, CEO of Smyth Companies, Converter of the Year, and Calvin Frost, CEO of Channeled Resources Group, Supplier of the Year. In addition, Toray Plastics America and McCourt Label each received TLMI Environmental Leadership Awards. (Note: For a complete article on John Hickey, see the cover story in the October issue of packagePRINTING.)
The Supplier of the Year Award honors and recognizes an individual for his or her ongoing volunteer service and dedication to TLMI, and to the greater industry. Criteria for winning the award includes service to TLMI on the association’s board and committees, in addition to continuous commitment to the industry as a whole by helping to promote and foster its growth.
Frost is considered one of the global industry’s leading authorities and advocates of recycling and sustainability best practices. He has devoted most of his working life and career to the salvaging of waste and turning it into useful and environmentally responsible solutions for the narrow web industry.
Frost founded Channeled Resources in the 1970s as a traditional recycling company and quickly became a leading pioneer in the development of innovative ways of reprocessing paper. Today, the Channeled Resources Group has divisions throughout North America, Europe, China and Russia.
Frost is the Chairman of the TLMI Environmental Committee and also sits on FINAT’s Technical Committee. In 2006, Frost received the prestigious R. Stanton Avery Lifetime Achievement Award for his tireless dedication toward making the narrow web industry a better custodian of the environment.
The TLMI Environmental Leadership Awards recognize those TLMI member companies that have consistently demonstrated a commitment to progressive environmental practices across a range of areas including solid waste reduction, recycling, waste or energy recovery, the implementation of new ‘clean’ technology and/or processes, and the implementation of education programs.