At the association’s recent annual meeting held in Dana Point, California, TLMI awarded DantexRBCor operations vice-president Michelle Garza ‘Supplier of the Year’.

Presented on an annual basis, the ‘Supplier of the Year Award’ honors and recognises an individual for their ongoing volunteer service and dedication to TLMI, and to the greater industry. Criteria for winning the award includes service to TLMI on the association’s board and committees, in addition to continuous commitment to the industry as a whole by helping to promote and foster its growth.

Michelle Garza has been active in the packaging industry for more than 25 years, entering her father’s printing plate distribution company in 1989 and working in the accounting department. From accounting, she moved over to product management and in the five years before the company was acquired by Dantex, Michelle served as vice-president. She has been an extremely dedicated member of TLMI, serving as both co-chair of the TLMI Technical Committee and a term on the TLMI Board of Directors.

TLMI president Frank Sablone said: "Michelle has been an extremely dedicated supplier member of the association. Her energy and dedication have been central to making the TLMI Technical Conference an ongoing success, and I speak for myself and the entire Board of Directors in congratulating her on receiving this honor."