After a lifetime in the label business, Terry’s management style remains “people-friendly”. He believes in hiring good people and helping them to do their best by getting them to enjoy what they do. He believes in giving credible people an interesting and challenging job to do and then reward their success, thereby reducing employee turnover. And although today’s business styles have evolved into a more open-information sharing style instead of a closed tight-to-the-vest style, WS Packaging Group has acted as a “family business” and shared financials with the employees since the early 1970’s.
Terry believes strongly in new printing technology and business improvements, such as the latest proofing systems or press equipment and lean manufacturing, and continues to reinvest in the business with significant annual capital expenditures as part of his long-term business strategy. Terry’s leadership has driven label industry innovation through web-based ordering systems and customer interface management as well as through the development of RFID technology, which was expanded in a joint venture with European-based ASK Corporation.
Terry 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, in which Terry served on the board of directors and is an active member, and supports key company management to participate as active members. He is chairman of the board for Bellin Hospital, on the board of directors for several area businesses, including the Green Bay Packers, and serves in an advisory capacity for various local organizations and groups.
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
* Speciality Printing
* Vintage 99 Label MFG
Label Industry Award for Continuous Innovation - sponsored by Flint Group Narrow Web
* Tailored Solutions
Label Industry Award for New Innovation - sponsored by Labels & Labeling, NarroWebTech and Label & Narrow Web
* DG Roland
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.