TLMI is a member-driven association strongly committed to providing business solutions that enhance the prosperity of its members and the narrow web tag, label, and packaging industries.
The premier member-driven association for the label and package printing industry.
Board of Directors
Dave McDowell (TLMI Chairman Elect), Chairman, McDowell Label & Screen Printing, Plano, TX, has served on the TLMI Board of Directors since 2004. He has been a member of TLMI since 1995 and is also a member of the FTA. Dave is a graduate of Texas A & M University and is active in Rotary and his church. His wife, Elaine, and sons, John and Jeff, are active in the business. After a 10-year career with Avery Label, he started McDowell Label & Screen Printing in 1981. Elaine and Dave have four sons and five grandchildren. (2004– 2016)
Art Yerecic (TLMI Past Chairman), President of Yerecic Label, New Kensington, PA, has served on the TLMI Board of Directors since 2004 and has been a TLMI member since 2001. He began his career at Yerecic Label in 1976, and became owner and president of the company in 1991. A lean manufacturing pioneer, Art has shared his understanding of lean processes with trade associations in the US and abroad. His company was honored by the U.S. Department of Defense with the 2010 Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award, the highest recognition given by the U.S. Government for the support of employees who serve in the Guard and Reserve. Art and his wife, Sue, have seven children and live in Murrysville, PA. (2004 – 2014)
Jeff Dunphy (TLMI Vice Chairman), President of Design Label Manufacturing Inc., has served on the TLMI Board of Directors since 2004. He has worked in the tag and label industry since 1989, and his company has been a member of TLMI since 1979. He received a degree in Economics from Salve Regina University, and his MBA from the University of New Haven. (2004 – 2018)
Dan Muenzer, Vice-President Global Marketing at Spear, joined the TLMI board in 2011. He has been active in the packaging and label industry for 25 years including serving on the Board of Directors of the Glass Packaging Institute. Dan has been active with TLMI since 2008 and currently serves as the chair of the Recycling Solutions Committee. Dan and his wife Chris live in Cincinnati, OH and have three grown children. (2011 – 2020)
Lori Campbell is Chief of Operations for The Label Printers in Aurora, IL. Lori has been with The Label Printers since 1982, and is responsible for all of the company’s sales, marketing, and manufacturing functions. She attended Eastern Illinois University, graduating with a BA in Political Science. Lori and her husband Kevin live with their Labrador Retriever Sadie, in Aurora, Illinois. Lori was elected to the board in 2013 for the second time. (2013-2016)
Christopher Che, President/CEO of Hooven-Dayton Corporation, Miamisburg, Ohio, was elected to the TLMI Board of Directors in 2012. The company has been a member of TLMI since 1985 and is also a member of FTA. Christopher’s entry into the label industry began with his/the Che International Group’s acquisition of 77-year-old Hooven-Dayton Corp. (HDC) in 2007. Since that time, HDC has grown to two manufacturing facilities, totaling 136,000 sq. ft., with the acquisition of 35-year-old, Indiana-based Benchmark Graphics Inc. in 2011. Prior to 2007, Christopher held progressively senior executive financial management positions in the flexible and corrugated packaging, chemical manufacturing, accounting/auditing, and global IT/SCM/PMO solutions industries. Christopher earned a Master’s of Accountancy in 1986 from Miami University and a BA in Accounting and Computers in 1985 from Wilmington College. He and his wife Rose share three adult children and are active members of American and African community outreach efforts. (2012 – 2015)
Gary Cooper, Plant Manager of Staples Print Solutions, Information Systems Label Plant in Dallas, TX. Gary was elected to the TLMI Board of Directors in 2012, and has been an active member of TLMI since 2004. Gary entered the tag and label industry in 1992 after receiving a degree in Finance from the University of North Texas. After a 19 year career with Inovar Packaging Group, Gary joined Staples in 2011. Gary and his wife Colleen live in Arlington, TX and have two children, Tori and Truman that both attend Oklahoma State University. (2012 – 2015)
Alex Elezaj, COO, Whitlam Label Companywas elected to the Board of Directors in 2012, and has been a member of the TLMI since 2008, the same year he entered the industry. Prior to joining Whitlam Label Company, Alex served in various sales, finance, and operational management positions at Takata Corporation, a worldwide leader of automotive safety and interior systems. Alex holds a BA degree from Walsh College, an MBA from Michigan State University, and has completed executive development at the Harvard Business School. Alex and his wife Gina have 4 children, and reside in Bruce Twp. Michigan. (2012 – 2015)
Michelle Garza, VP or Operations, DantexRBCor, a distributor of AQUAFLEX flexographic printing plates and TORELIEF letterpress plates located in San Marcos, California. Michelle has been in the industry for 25 years responsible for operations, business development and marketing. She graduated from San Diego State with a BA in Public Administrations and Personnel Management. She has been a member of TLMI since 2005 and serves on the board and is Co- Chairs the Technical committee. (2011 – 2014)
Doug Kopp, Chairman Kopco Graphics, Inc. has been an active member of TLMI since 2003. He has served on the Environmental Committee from the beginning. Doug is a veteran of the flexo industry having started Universal Tape & Label with his father and uncle in 1969. That company merged with Superior Label Systems in 1982. KOPCO GRAPHICS was founded by Doug in 1989. Since that time it has grown to two manufacturing plants, headquarters in Fairfield (Cincinnati), OH., along with a facility in Bradenton, FL. KOPCO is a three time Eugene Singer Award winner. Doug is a member of the Naples Sailing and Yacht Club and is very active in his church where he is an ordained Stephen Minister. (2011 – 2014)
Michael V. Ring is the President of Xeikon America, Inc. In this role, Michael has been assigned the responsibility to further expand Xeikon’s share of high-end digital color printing systems as well as the ThermoFlexX digital imagers for flexographic platemaking. Michael has extensive knowledge of the labels & packaging market as well as a proven track record of successfully developing and positioning printing technology. He has more than 25 years of experience in the printing industry and has held several key positions with various companies such as Xerox, Georgia Pacific and Kodak. (2013-2016)
Daniel M. Taylor, Executive VP/owner of Taylor Made Labels, Lake Oswego, Oregon . Dan has been with Taylor Made Labels for over 26 years and a member of TLMI since 1995. He served as a board member from 2000-2003 and was re-elected to the board in 2013. Dan graduated from University of Oregon in 1980 and is an avid DUCK fan. Dan and his wife Mary Kay, have two children and love activities together including golf, skiing, hiking, fly fishing and traveling. (2013 – 2016)
Nick Van Alstine, President of Macaran Printed Products, Cohoes, New York. Nick is the president of Macaran and was elected to the TLMI board in October 2008 and served through 2011. He was reappointed to the Board in 2013. Nick and his Dad co-founded Macaran in 1974 as a division of their packaging wholesale company, Van Alstine & Son’s. He has been a member of TLMI since 2000 and serves on both the environmental and technical committees.
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