Awards and Recognition

LPIA Hall of Fame

Established in 2003, the LPIA Hall of Fame honors an individual who has reached an unsurpassed level of excellence and achievement in the label converting, packaging, top-sheet, or product decoration industries. This award is dedicated to the spirit of those industry pioneers whose hard work and determination created a vibrant, growing, and changing industry.

Past recipients include Richard Adler, Sr., Fort Dearborn; Jeff Alexander, Flint Group; Joseph M. Davidson, Jr., Piedmont Label; Stephen Frantz, Huston Patterson Corporation; Thomas Glas, AR Metallizing Ltd.; Mark Glendenning, Inland Label & Marketing Services; James Hammer, Hammer Packaging; William Hickey, Sr., Smyth Companies; William Hickey, III, Smyth Companies; Betty Horn, LPSC; Jack Turan, Hammer Packaging; and James Vest, Smyth Companies/Bedford (Piedmont Label).

LPIA Emerging Leader

Established in 2012, the LPIA Emerging Leader Award recognizes an exceptional young professional of merit and accomplishment. An emerging leader is an individual who has fewer than 10 years of experience in the field and has already made significant contributions to the organization and/or to the profession and have demonstrated the potential for leadership and continuing service.

The inaugural recipient was Tonya Kowa-Morelli, Huston Patterson Corporation.

Deadline for nominations is Friday, July 26, 2013

The recipients will be recognized during the LPIA Leadership Conference (held in conjunction this year with the AICC Annual Conference), September 23–25, 2013, at the Encore Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada.

For more information on eligibility, selection criteria, and nomination procedures, please visit

Published on Monday, May 11, 2009 (updated 06/06/2016)