2022 Annual Meeting

IADD is celebrating 50 years at the 2022 IADD Annual Meeting in San Antonio, TX, USA! For half a century IADD has been an instrumental part of the diemaking and diecutting industry, and we want everyone to come party! Reconnect with industry colleagues and have a good time at our most-anticipated event of the year. Come be a part of this historic occasion and help pave the path towards the future.

Enjoy two days filled with programming and fun! Hear from industry experts who will prepare you for the future of diemaking and diecutting and help your business thrive in an increasingly competitive market. Connect with colleagues, friends and mentors as we welcome many who have helped IADD grow over the years. Celebrate 50 years of achievements with conversations and activities to bring us together and push us forward!

SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES! Want to help sponsor this and other 50th Celebration events? Join the 2022-23 Corporate Leader Program to gain access to exclusive sponsorship items! Find all information by clicking here.


Social Media…How Important Is It?
Zach Fazio, Instructor at Northeast Lakeview College
Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, TikTok...are you taking true advantage of these platforms? Should you be on one platform more than another? Learn about the different reasons you should be looking into these platforms and the advantages your company can gain. Obtain an understanding into what you can do within the platforms and how videos, posts and pictures can improve your image.

Let’s Talk Chicken
Jenny Holliday, CEO, and Katie Sweeney, Meetings & Technical Services, IADD
Are you a good team player? Can you communicate effectively even in the face of difficult or frustrating situations? You will be put to the test when you and your team compete in the Lego Chicken Challenge. Be the first team to complete your build of a chicken using only Legos; but wait, there’s a catch! Only one team member can look at the design and must communicate with their team on the exact look from the diagram given. Do you think you can talk chicken in time?

Past, Present, Future – IADD Industry Panel
Panelists: Greg Zimmer, National Steel Rule Co., Marc Butenuth, ELCEDE GmbH, Wade Hartman, Keystone Folding Box Co., and Darrel Griffin, Stafford Cutting Dies, Inc.; Moderated by IADD President, Gino Gualtieri, Central Die Supplies
Reflect back on where the industry was when IADD was first founded and how some of our members got started. Review what the industry is doing currently, how it has changed over the past 50 plus years and what have been good improvements. Glance towards the future with ideas of what could be coming to the industry, how it could impact you/your company and how to possibly prepare for the changes ahead.

Cybersecurity Fireside Chat
Nathan Ramon, San Antonio Chamber of Commerce chatting with Brian Luffy, CyManII
Have you noticed the increasing news coverage on cyber-attacks? As technology progresses, your chances of being a victim increase. How do you or your company prepare against such attacks? Our panelist will discuss different ways to protect you and your company. They will discuss what other related industry companies are doing and where is the best place to get started.

Effective Onboarding for Employee Retention
Mindy Spigel, Mgspigel LLC
How do we onboard people to stay with the organization in today’s environment? First, recognize people have a snake on their head when they start a new job and need to feel safe and comfortable, as well as informed. Learn how to welcome them, introduce them to the culture even before the first day and create a leader touch base at 30, 60 and 90 days.

Awards Dinner & Recognition
Network with your fellow members while enjoying delicious food. Celebrate award recipients as we honor their achievements with IADD.

Annual Business Meeting
IADD members will nominate candidates for Officer and Board positions, and IADD President Gino Gualtieri will provide a State of the IADD address.

A Big THANK YOU to our IADD Corporate Leaders:



The St. Anthony Hotel is located at 300 E. Travis St., San Antonio, TX 78205 USA, next to Travis Park and offers unique opportunities to explore historic downtown. The St. Anthony is near The Alamo, the Majestic Theater and the Riverwalk, home to art galleries and food markets.