Converter of the Year

Joel Carmany

At the association’s 2018 Annual Awards Gala, held on October 16th at the The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island in Amelia Island, Florida, Joel Carmany, President of Consolidated Label Co., was named TLMI Converter of the Year.

Presented in conjunction with packagePRINTINGmagazine on an annual basis, the Converter of the Year Award honors and recognizes a member of the North American package printing industry who has made an extensive contribution to the greater marketplace and who has additionally demonstrated an unwavering commitment to TLMI.

Thirty-four years ago, Joel Carmany purchased a fledgling label company on the outskirts of Orlando, FL. At the time, the company’s sole application was hot-stamped pressure sensitive labels. Today, Joel stands at the helm of one of the most prominent, and profitable, narrow web packaging companies in the North American marketplace. Consolidated Label was one of the earliest Internet-based label-printing providers. Joel and his son, David Carmany, had the foresight to know that bringing ordering capability online in a time when nearly no other label converters in the country were positioning themselves that way, would be an innovative and winning strategy.

Joel’s support and dedication to TLMI, and to his fellow TLMI members, has been unwavering and his company’s growth and success unprecedented. He has served a term on the TLMI Board of Directors and Consolidated Label has won the coveted Eugene Singer Award for Management Excellence 16 consecutive years. TLMI President, Dan Muenzer, comments, “I cannot think of a TLMI converter more deserving of winning the Converter of the Year Award than Joel Carmany. Since joining TLMI, he has had an open-door policy, hosting other TLMI converter members at his company in Florida and allowing them to see his operation up close. The list of converters who have visited Joel and benefited from spending time with him is long. He is well known for his candid and rare openness, and for being a gifted mentor and friend to any converter in need. Consolidated Label has become one of our industry’s most-used synonyms for success, and I congratulate Joel for being awarded this well-deserved honor.”

See Previous Converter of the Year Award Recipients

Recipient Company
2017 Nick Van Alstine Macaran Printed Products
2016 Dan Muenzer Constantia Flexibles
2015 Geri & Randy Wise Hyde Park Label
2014 Art Yerecic Yerecic Label
2013 Jeff Dunphy Design Label Manufacturing Inc.
2012 Scott Pillsbury Rose City Label Company
2011 Ken Kidd WS Packaging Group
2010 John Hickey Smyth Companies
2009 Dave McDowell McDowell Label & Screen Printing
2008 Frank Gerace Multi-Color Corporation
2007 John Pedroli CCL Label, Inc.
2006 Suzanne Zaccone and Bob Zaccone Graphic Solutions International
2005 Walter Dow Dow Industries
2004 Michael Dowling CL & D Graphics
2003 Tom Cobery Aladdin Label, Inc.
2002 Lon Martin LG International
2001 John Bankson Label Technology, Inc.
2000 Terry Fulwiler WL Group
1999 Bruce Bell Belmark, Inc.
1998 The Buckley Family Custom Tape and Label
1997 Andrew Beck API Graphics
1996 Jerry Nerad TimeMed
1995 Joseph A. Weber Weber Marking Systems
1994 Bob Klas Tapemark Company
1993 John O’Brein Porter Chadburn
1992 George Noah Lewis Label Products
1991 Dick Schwartz Aladdin Label, Inc.
1990 Pat Patrick Label America
1989 Jim English Kalamazoo Label
1988 Darrell Dochstader Gar-Doc, Inc.
1987 Don McDaniel MPI Label Systems
Craig Moreland, TLMI Immediate Past Chairman, Joel Carmany, President, Consolidated Label Co., and Cory Francer, Editor-In-Chief, packagePRINTING.