TLMI Announces Converter and Supplier of the Year Winners
Every year, TLMI honors one converter member and one supplier member, each of whom has demonstrated a very high level of commitment and volunteer service to TLMI and the industry as a whole, over an extended period of time. At the association’s 2017 Annual Awards Gala, held on Oct. 11 at the Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Gainey Ranch in Scottsdale, Arizona, TLMI honored this year’s recipients, converter member Nick Van Alstine and supplier member Paul Teachout.
Nick Van Alstine, president of Macaran Printed Products, has served on the TLMI Board of Directors and in multiple other leadership positions. His work on the TLMI Technical Conference helped lay the foundation for the printTHINK Summit, which experienced a successful debut just last month in Chicago. Nick is known for exemplifying a core TLMI value, sharing information and insight and serving as a resource to fellow members to help them improve their companies and the industry as a whole.
When accepting the award, Nick said, “It’s a great honor and I’m proud and excited to be recognized by my peers. I can honestly say that joining TLMI has been the most rewarding experience, for me personally and for my company. The ability to learn from the best and brightest in our industry in such an open and friendly environment has helped Macaran become a better company and me a better business person.”
Paul Teachout is vice president of sales and marketing at Nilpeter North America. His many years of industry leadership includes being part of the TLMI awards committee since 1998, and chairing it since 2014. He has sat on technical and marketing committees and has been a frequent speaker at converter meetings and technical conferences. He has authored numerous technical papers and white papers and he has been honored for his work in high schools and colleges to help develop the next generation of industry professionals.
In speaking about the award, Paul said, “It was a great honor and privilege to be recognized by the TLMI for this award. I have had such a great opportunity over the years to work with so many wonderful converter and supplier members, they have all played a part in my career. The TLMI has had a major influence in my direction and I cannot thank the entire association enough for the opportunities they have provided.”
TLMI President Dan Muenzer congratulated this year’s winners, saying, “Nick and Paul exemplify what it means to be part of the TLMI family. Year in, year out, they step to the plate in so many different ways to support their peers and advance the industry. I’m proud to work alongside them and to know that their efforts have been recognized with these prestigious awards.”
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