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
Chairman – Calvin Frost, Channeled Resources Group
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 five subcommittees with guidance and oversight by the committee chair.
- Recycle Compatible Adhesives Subcommittee
- Health & Safety 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, Hexion, Inc.
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: John Bennett, FLEXcon and Cheryl Caudill, Multi-Plastics, Inc.
The Learning Committee delivers educational forums to TLMI members and the industry-at-large through the production of webinars and high-take home value presentations and panel discussions at our meetings. The committee also makes collateral materials from presentations and technical conferences directly accessible to members. The committee collaborates to share knowledge, experiences and perspectives with the TLMI community.
Co-chairs: Cindy White, Channeled Resources Group and Geri Wise, Hyde Park 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.”
Chairperson: Craig Moreland, Coast Label Company
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 Nick VanAlstine, Macaran Printed Products
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 bi-annual TLMI Technical Conference. It also reviews and revises TLMI’s Glossary of Terms for Pressure Sensitive Labels on an as-needed basis.
Young Leaders Development Organization
Chairperson: Alex Elezaj, Whitlam Label Company
The TLMI Young Leaders Development Organization provides leaders under the age of 45 in managerial positions with their companies a forum to network with their peers, interact with one another in a non-competitive atmosphere and help shape the future of our industry. The objective of the Young Leaders Development Organization is to exchange ideas, pursue learning and share strategies that will aid members professionally and in their careers.