A panel of label industry experts has reviewed the votes for the 2010 Label Industry Global Awards and is pleased to announce the winner of the prestigious R. Stanton Avery Lifetime Achievement Award: Terry Fulwiler, CEO of WS Packaging Group, Inc. He was selected as the overall winner by the international label industry judging panel at the FINAT Congress in Valencia following a review of the online votes against the criteria. The award is sponsored by Avery Dennison.


Fulwiler joined his father’s company in 1972 when there were 25 employees. He served in a variety of management positions leading to his promotion to CEO in 1987 upon his father’s retirement. He is credited in 2000 with taking the company from a mid-size player in the tag and label industry to the next level with the merger of Wisconsin Label Corporation, founded in 1966, and Superior Label Systems, Inc., founded in 1970 the result was was nine company acquisitions in the last nine years. With more than 1,775 employees at 17 locations across the U.S. and Mexico, the company produces high-quality printing, flexible packaging, and promotional products, as well as continuously introduces new and innovative products to the label and packaging industry.


Fulwiler was selected Converter of the Year for 2000 by his peers in the Tag and Label Manufacturer’s Institute (TLMI), the premier trade organization for the tag and label industry. He served on the board of directors and is an active member, and supports key company management to participate as active members.  


The following were shortlisted for the R. Stanton Avery Lifetime Achievement Award:

Jeffery Arripol, Novelprint; Stan Chess, RR Donnelley; Geoffery Martin – CCL.


The panel of international judges also announced the finalists in the other Awards categories. The winners will be revealed at the award ceremony on the Spirit of Chicago, Navy Pier, on the evening of the 14 September – the opening day of Labelexpo Americas 2010.


The 2010 finalists are:


Converter Award for Sustainability/Environmental Responsibility - sponsored by GEW: Paragon Label / Mrs. Grossman, Spear, Specialty Printing, Vintage 99 Label MFG


Label Industry Award for Continuous Innovation - sponsored by Flint Group Narrow Web: Collano, Omet, Tailored Solutions, Xeikon


Label Industry Award for New Innovation - sponsored by Labels & Labeling, NarroWebTech and Label & Narrow Web: Cerm, DG Roland, Gallus Primera


Judges for this year’s Awards, under the chairmanship of Frank Gerace, Chairman of the Board, TLMI, were Andrea Vimercati, President of FINAT, Andy Thomas, Editor of Labels & Labeling, and Tony White, Editor of NarroWebTech.


For further information about the Label Industry Global Awards, or other Labelexpo events, please contact Camilla Colborne, Communications Executive, Labelexpo Global Series tel 44-20-8846-2731 or email: ccolborne@labelexpo.com