Nilpeter’s Paul Teachout wins TLMI Supplier of the Year 2017
Presentation Speech – Lisa Milburn
Lisa Milburn, Managing Director Labels Division, Tarsus Group gave the presentation speech, and emphasized Paul’s tireless work with TLMI and other industry organisations, as well as his efforts in workforce development, sharing his knowledge with the next generation of label and packaging printers.
”The recipient of this year’s Supplier of the Year Award has over 35 years of industry leadership experience... (He) has been active with many educational activities and is sat on several committees, including the TLMI Awards Committee since 1998...the Technical and Marketing Committees, and is a frequent speaker at converter meetings, including Print Think, and the annual awards.”
”He is regarded as a thought leader in the industry, having authored numerous technical papers and whitepapers for many publications. He is frequently called upon by other suppliers to offer industry insight.”
”A passion of his has been supporting continuous efforts to drive workforce developments, and for the past 10 years he has worked with high school and college students through the Phoenix Challenge Foundation - High School Competition. The recipient also sits on the advisory board of the Central Piedmont Community College’s Harper Campus where his son is currently studying Graphic Communications. He was a key driver behind the (Nilpeter) donation of a new press at Clemson University, and was awarded the Clemson University Top Cat Award in 2017 for years of support to the Graphics Communications Program.”
Acceptance Speech – Paul Teachout
Paul Teachout was thrilled to accept the award, offering thanks to his many colleagues and friends in the industry he so loves.
”Thank you very very much. A few weeks ago when Craig (Moreland, TLMI Chairman) called me and left me a message, I said ”Oh boy, I’m going to sell a press today” and then when I called him back the first thing he said was ”I don’t want to buy a press, this is a TLMI thing”. I thought I had him there for a second.”
”Thank you, Lisa. There’s no better people than you and Tasha (Ventimiglia, Labelexpo Event Director) to give this to me. Thank you to Craig and Dan (Muenzer, TLMI President) for the opportunity to continue to participate and engage in this wonderful organization. It’s a privilege. Thank you to all the suppliers and converter members, it’s been a privilege to do this since 1998. I’ve met so many wonderful people, including Steve Lee, Frank Sablone, Pat Hague, Robert Smithson, and so many others. I think I’ve had an opportunity to work with so many of you in this room, and I wouldn’t be here if I didn’t have the privilege and the opportunity to do so. So thank you to everybody in this room for allowing me to contribute and participate and engage with your activities as well.”
”As (Lisa) mentioned my father got me started in this a long time ago, and I remember – perhaps the most important thing that ever happened to me, was back when I was an apprentice on an offset press. I’m running a job, he came and looked at it, and he looked at the register and asked, ”What is that?” - I said, ”it’s good enough”, and the look that he gave me that day changed my life. He said son, ”if you think good enough is good enough, you’re never going to overachieve,” and from that day forward I’ve done everything I can to be better than just good enough.”
”I have three beautiful children and a beautiful wife. I’m a proud husband and father for the last 25 years, and I couldn’t have done it without “Ms. America”. Thank you so much. In closing, this organisation has been the best thing that’s ever happened in my career, the people and the organisation itself, just outstanding. Continue to contribute, and engage, and volunteer, and participate – you will not be disappointed. So thank you very much, enjoy the rest of the evening.”
Congratulations Paul, from everyone at Nilpeter. We are proud to have you as a member of our family.