There are numerous opportunities for converter and supplier members to participate on a TLMI committee in their area of interest and expertise. Committee participation has both networking and learning advantages. Further, TLMI committees make tangible contributions to the association and the industry as a whole.
An overview of each committee follows. Members can learn more about the composition and efforts of TLMI committees – and sign up to join a committee of interest – by logging in to the Members Section.
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Environmental Health & Safety Committee
Co-chairs – John Crosby, Grand Rapids Label; Phillip Coates, UPM Raflatac.
The Environmental Health & Safety Committee brings together experts from TLMI member companies who share their knowledge of regulations, procedures and new technologies. The committee serves as a reliable source of environmental, health and safety legislative, regulatory and related technical information for the tag and label manufacturing industry. They gather and furnish TLMI members with current, relevant and timely data so that the membership is made aware of issues and requirements in the environmental, health and safety areas. The committee may also sponsor technological research and education programs to assist the industry in developing solutions to environmental, health and safety concerns. It liaises with similar committees in other printing industry groups. It presents two awards annually to member companies for environmental leadership.
The work of the Environmental Health & Safety Committee is carried out in four subcommittees with guidance and oversight by the committee chair.
- Recycle Compatible Adhesives Subcommittee
- Environmental Leadership Award Subcommittee
- Recycling Solutions Subcommittee
- L.I.F.E. Subcommittee
Government & Regulatory Affairs Committee
Co-chairs: G. Lynn Higgs, Infinite Packaging Group and Mike Watson, Synthomer
The mission of the Government and Regulatory Affairs Committee is to provide accurate and pertinent information impacting the tag and label industry to TLMI membership. GRA priorities will be determined by input from TLMI membership utilizing access and methods through relevant resources, industry experts and appropriate membership communications.
Co-chairs: Michael Ring, Gallus, Inc. and Kristin Yerecic, Yerecic Label
The Marketing Committee is actively working on: ads promoting increased membership, social media, improving association visibility and influence, direct marketing and ensuring that members are getting the most out of their membership. The committee is focused on maximizing TLMI’s value through the theme “Partnering to Grow through Knowledge and Education.”
Co-chairs: Jan Lehigh, Alpine Packaging; Tom Alba, Agfa.
This key volunteer committee works directly with TLMI headquarters staff on recruiting new members, member retention, and implementing new membership benefits.
Chairperson: Jessica Harkins Harrell, Anderson & Vreeland, Inc.
The Scholarship Committee oversees three scholarship programs, one for juniors & seniors at four-year colleges & universities, another for students attending junior and degree granting technical colleges and one for the benefit of employees at TLMI member companies. The scholarships are intended to develop and encourage interest in tag and label industry careers.
Co-chairs: Michelle Garza, DantexRBCor and Lori Campbell, The Label Printers
The Technical Committee encompasses a number of technical areas of tag and label production, including inks, adhesives, face stocks and dies. Through its work, the committee develops the biennial printTHINK Summit. It also reviews and revises TLMI’s Glossary of Terms for Pressure Sensitive Labels on an as-needed basis.
Future Leaders Organization
Co-chairs: Ben Lux, NuLabel Technologies and to be named
The TLMI Future Leaders Organization provides high potential employees at member companies a forum to network with their peers as well as industry mentors in a non-competitive atmosphere. TLMI FLO members will develop into the future leaders of the association and help shape the future of our industry.