Supplier of the Year

Patrick Potter

At the association’s 2019 Annual Awards Gala, held on October 29th at the The Omni La Costa, Carlsbad, CA, Patrick Potter, President of Flexo Wash, was named TLMI Supplier of the Year.

Presented on an annual basis in conjunction with Labelexpo Americas, the Supplier of the Year Award honors and recognizes 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.
Patrick has spent nearly seven years in the North American printing industry, entering the market following an established career in the insurance and banking sectors. In early 2013 Patrick joined his family’s well-known print systems cleaning technology company as President. Flexo Wash is based in Louisville, KY and to date the company has over 4,000 installations in over 95 countries around the globe.
Dan Muenzer, TLMI President, comments, “The day Patrick Potter decided to leave the insurance world of benefit programs, umbrella policies and financial services for our world of presses, inks and printed packaging was a great day for both his family’s company and for TLMI. Patrick has been one of our most supportive and present members, serving on the TLMI Marketing Committee, chairing an Annual Meeting and currently serving a term on the TLMI Board of Directors. I want to also add that since his first day in the industry, Patrick has never missed an Annual Meeting or a TLMI printTHINK Summit. I want to personally congratulate Patrick on receiving one of our industry’s highest honors for an industry supplier.”


See Previous Supplier of the Year Award Recipients

Recipient Company
2018 Michael Ring Gallus
2017 Paul Teachout Nilpeter North America
2016 Karen Moreland RotoMetrics
2015 Daryl Hanzal Ritrama, Inc.
2014 Michelle Garza DantexRBCor
2013 David Taylor EFI
2012 John Bennett FLEXcon
2011 Pat Hague ACTEGA WIT, Inc.
2010 Calvin Frost Channeled Resources Group
2009 Gary Smith RotoMetrics
2008 Cheryl Caudill Multi-Plastics, Inc.
2007 Daniel J. O’Connell UPM-Raflatac, Inc.
2006 Cindy White Channeled Resources Group
2005 Ferd. Rüesch, Jr. Gallus Ferd. Rüesch AG
2004 Steve Lee RotoMetrics
2003 Mike Buystedt Flint Group
2019 Patrick Potter
Patrick Potter, President, Flexo Wash and Tasha Ventimiglia, Labelexpo Event Director