Michael Ring, Vice President of Digital Solutions at Heidelberg–Gallus, has been named the 2018 Supplier of the Year by TLMI (Tag and Label Manufacturers Institute). The annual award recognizes Ring for his ongoing volunteer service and dedication to TLMI, and his commitment to promoting and fostering growth within the label industry.
Throughout the years, Ring has served on the TLMI Board of Directors and is currently Co-Chair for the TLMI Marketing Committee. For over three decades, Ring has played a critical role in the growth and development of the North American digital label-print space amongst several companies.
According to Dan Muenzer, President of TLMI, “Michael is the epitome of a dedicated TLMI supplier member. Over the years, he has been a great friend to the association, as well as to many of his fellow association members. Michael continues to bring his infectious energy to the TLMI Marketing Committee as a Co-Chair and inspires everyone who works with him. I want to personally congratulate Michael on receiving one of our industry’s highest honors for an industry supplier.”
“I feel honored to be recognized with the TLMI 2018 Supplier of the Year Award,” said Ring. “I’m extremely grateful to be a part of this incredible organization that massively impacts the label industry. Thank you.”
Ring has been the Vice President of Digital Solutions at Heidelberg-Gallus since 2016; their recent integration offers customers a complete print shop solution for label printers with reliable equipment, parts, service and consumables support all from a single source. Ring’s role includes overlooking all digital products from Gallus: Smartfire, a fully-featured, value offering for digital narrow-web label printing that is focused on ultra-short runs; and Labelfire, an in-line hybrid solution that incorporates flexo, digital printing, and converting.
“The integration of Heidelberg-Gallus is incredible for our customers,” said Ring. “Through this integration, we have created new machines with great technical advancements and high quality. The service we are also able to give our customers is top-of-the-line. All of our customers will have a technician as quickly as possible. I’m very excited to see how this integration will continue to impact our customers. ”
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