Premier Industry Honor to be Presented by AMSP/NAPL/NAQP at Annual Awards Dinner on Sept. 27 at University of Chicago Downtown Gleacher Center
East Rutherford, N.J. (July 10, 2014)―AMSP/NAPL/NAQP has named Nigel Worme, Chief Executive Officer, COT Holdings Ltd., Christ Church, Barbados, as recipient of the 54th annual Walter E. Soderstrom Award. Worme will be honored at the annual Soderstrom Awards Dinner on Saturday, September 27, 2014, the evening before the start of GRAPH EXPO. The gala event will be conveniently located in downtown Chicago at the beautiful University of Chicago Gleacher Center overlooking the Chicago River, and will be catered by renowned chef Wolfgang Puck.
“We are pleased to present this award to Nigel Worme,” says Joseph P. Truncale, Ph.D., President and Chief Executive Officer of AMSP/NAPL/NAQP, the new association created this year through the merger of the Association of Marketing Service Providers, National Association for Printing Leadership, and National Association of Quick Printers. “Nigel’s commitment to advancing the printing industry and his dedication to the management education efforts of AMSP/NAPL/NAQP are second to none,” he continues. “He is very deserving of the Soderstrom Award, our highest accolade for industry service.”
After working with his father for three years, Worme took over running the family business at the age of 19, following his father’s passing, and has since guided it through its growth into one of the leading graphic communications companies in the Caribbean, serving a region-wide customer base from Jamaica to Guyana. He and his dedicated team, which now includes his son, Michael, will be celebrating the company’s 40th anniversary next year. Currently Immediate Past Chairman of the Board of AMSP/NAPL/NAQP, Worme previously served as NAPL’s Secretary/Treasurer and Vice Chairman and remains active with the association and the industry-at-large.
In addition to honoring the Soderstrom Award recipient, the Soderstrom Awards Dinner will also celebrate the class of 2014 inductees into the Soderstrom Society, who will be named shortly.
“This is the first Soderstrom Dinner under the banner of our merged associations and I would like to encourage all our members and their suppliers to participate in this event, acclaimed as the industry’s most elegant evening and the best place for quality networking,” notes Ken Garner, Chief Operating Officer of AMSP/NAPL/NAQP.
“Reserving a table at the Soderstrom Awards Dinner offers companies the perfect opportunity to bring together their key executives and important customers or prospects in a wonderful setting,” adds Truncale. “Tasteful signage on the reserved tables also provides well-deserved recognition of a company’s support of our industry at one of its signature events.”
The Gleacher Center venue and Wolfgang Puck catering, both first used for last year’s Soderstrom Dinner, have drawn widespread praise from attendees. Generally applauded as one of the industry’s most elegant evenings, the Soderstrom Awards Dinner has, for more than half a century, been the foremost event for honoring industry leaders, each year bringing together old friends and new from all corners of the graphic communications industry.
About AMSP/NAPL/NAQP: AMSP/NAPL/NAQP offers a comprehensive slate of business-building solutions that provides leaders of commercial and quick copy printers and label converters, and mailing, fulfillment, and marketing services providers with management tools and learning and professional development opportunities to help them make informed business decisions in an ever-changing market environment.
Founded in 1921, The Association of Marketing Service Providers (AMSP) served as the national trade association for the mailing and fulfillment services industry. Founded in 1933, The National Association for Printing Leadership (NAPL) served as a not-for-profit business management association representing companies in the $80+ billion commercial printing and graphic communications industry in North America, and served the quick and small printing business segment through the National Association of Quick Printers (NAQP). The associations merged on Jan. 1, 2014. AMSP/NAPL/NAQP maintains joint headquarters at One Meadowlands Plaza, Suite 1511, East Rutherford, N.J., 07073 (800-642-6275) and 1800 Diagonal Road, Suite 320, Alexandria, Va., 22314 (800-333-6272). For more information, visit www.napl.org or www.amsp.org.