Awards & Honors


Cutting Edge Award (2015-Present)
PEAK Award (2006-2014)
Presidential Award (1986-Present)
Pillar Award (2017-Present)
IADD Lifetime Achievement Award (1979-Present)
Unsung Achievement Award (2009-Present)
Platinum Safety Award (1997-2011)
IADD Past Presidents (1972-Present)
Diecutter/Diemaker of the Year (1977-2005)
S. Ray Miller International Award (1994-2005)

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Cutting Edge Award Recipients


One of the association’s highest honors, the Cutting Edge Award focuses on the person (or team of people) who has made the most positive impact on our industry, preferably within the last 24 months, demonstrating a unique, meaningful or emerging contribution to the diecutting/diemaking industry. This contribution may be in the form of technology, hardware systems, methods, association development and betterment, active participation within the IADD, education or through some other significant contribution to further the industry as a whole. The award is presented annually, and past recipients are eligible.

YEAR NAME COMPANY
2022 John Dickison Bobst North America Inc.
2019 Melissa Monster PolyMX BV
Petra Schweitzer Sperrholzwerk Schweitzer GmbH
Cindy Crouse IADD
2018 Butch Schomber RotoMetrics
2017 Jennifer Thoroe AmeriKen Die Supply, Inc.
2016 Shaun Larson Jonco Die Co. Inc.
2015 Jeremy Guest Diansuply, Inc.

 


PEAK Award Recipients


One of the association’s highest honors, PEAK (Performance, Excellence, Achievement and Knowledge) focused on the person (or team of people) who made the most positive impact on our industry within the last 24 months, demonstrating a unique, meaningful or emerging contribution to the diecutting/diemaking industry. This contribution was in the form of technology, hardware systems, methods, association development and betterment, active participation within the IADD, education or through some other significant contribution to further the industry as a whole. The award was presented annually. In 2015 the criteria were revised and the award was renamed Cutting Edge (see above).

YEAR NAME COMPANY
2014 Reg Cunningham QuadGraphics
2013 Mike Moravec ABC Die Company
Kim Moravec ABC Die Cutting and Embossing
2012 Eric Anderson Anderson International Trading
Darrel Griffin Stafford Cutting Dies, Inc.
2011 Franco Foppa Pedretti Serviform SRL
2010 Kevin Koelsch National Steel Rule
2009 Eddie Mucci Jr. National Steel Rule
2008 Mark Baril Cut Smart Manufacturing
2007 Joe Adkison Adko, Inc.
2006 Rick Putch Dicar Inc.

 


Presidential Award Recipients


Each year IADD members look forward to guessing which deserving candidate will receive this special award. What makes each award uniquely exciting is the fact that the specific criteria is chosen by the current President, and no two acknowledgments or plaques are the same. Whether it rewards exceptional leadership, active support of IADD programs and activities, significant contributions to the Association or achievement in the industry, it is considered a great honor to be recognized in such a significant and personal way.

YEAR NAME COMPANY
2023 Ben Hazard Dynamic Dies, Inc.
2022 Giacomo Farnè and Boudewijn van Beest Penta Box S.r.l. and ELCEDE GmbH
2021 Rob McCann Bobst North America Inc.
2020 Lisa Boyd Wagner Die Supply
2019 Rick Ruckh Carton Craft Supply Inc.
2018 Rick Putch National Steel Rule Co.
2016 Rex Williams AdamsTech
2015 Gino Gualtieri Central Die Supplies Inc.
2014 Connie Adams Adams Technologies, Inc.
2013 Paul Hand Newline Dies, Ltd.
2013 Cindy & Ron Crouse IADD
2012 Greg Zimmer Zimmer Industries Inc.
2011 Bob Pettijohn Mark-Maker Company, Inc.
2010 Jim Cincinello Marco Die Supplies
2009 Shaun Larson Jonco Die Company
2008 Natalie Pepper Pace Punches, Inc
2006 Mark Batson Baril Cut Smart Manufacturing, Inc.
2005 Craig Pepper Pace Punches, Inc.
2004 Peter J. Quinlan
2003 Joe Adkison Adko, Inc.
2002 Dan Johnson Jonco Die Company
2001 Eric B. Anderson Anderson International Trading
2000 Michael Barkin Advanced Die Supplies, Inc.
1999 Richard Kengott Ken Specialties, Incorporated
1998 Clint A. Medlock Stafford Cutting Dies, Inc.
1997 Edmund Mucci, Jr. National Steel Rule Company
1996 John Passantino Dieknowlogist, Inc.
1995 Eugene C. Piette Eugene C. Piette
1994 Jean Benoit Dieco
1993 Robert Larson Larson Associates
1992 Ray Williams Dies, Incorporated
1991 Colin Pitcher Notting America, Inc.
1990 Ronald Murray The Rayner Company
1989 Donald Kengott Ken Specialties, Inc.
1988 John DeKoek Jedco Enterprises
1987 John Schulte Modernistic Diecutting, Inc.
1986 James Collins Acme Diecutting, Inc.

 


Pillar Award Recipients


The IADD Pillar Award recognizes an individual who has, over at least eight years of dedicated service, unselfishly shared their knowledge and time for the benefit of others and of the Association. It is their many contributions that embody the IADD’s existence. This is not a lifetime achievement award, nor does it recognize accomplishments in the industry. This is meant to be an award for those who have served the IADD over a period of time.

YEAR NAME COMPANY
2023 David Bialoglow National Steel Rule Co.
2022 Natalie Taylor Pace Punches, Inc.
2022 Darrel Griffin Stafford Cutting Dies, Inc.
2021 Joe McDowell Converting Solutions Group
2021 Rick Putch National Steel Rule Co.
2020 Jim Cincinello Freeman Manufacturing & Supply Company
2018 Reg Cunningham
2018 Rinaldo Gualtieri Central Die Supplies Inc.
2018 Angelo Palozzi Central Die Supplies Inc.
2017 Patrick Quinlan Channel Creasing Matrix, Inc./CCM Die Supply
2017 Randy Norman Preco, Inc.

 


IADD Lifetime Achievement Award Recipients


This award recognizes an individual’s significant and enduring contributions to the diecutting converting industry. Recipients made outstanding and ongoing accomplishments to the industry and/or to the IADD over a lengthy period of time in their professional lives; are recognized as an exceptional industry member who has advanced the welfare of the industry; openly shared valuable experience with other industry members; contributed significantly and consistently to the advancement or recognition of the industry through service to the IADD and/or related organizations; and have been frequent contributors or organizers for presentations, workshops, publications or related events geared to helping other industry members achieve business success. It is only given sporadically, to ensure that recipients meet the criteria and are truly deserving.

YEAR NAME COMPANY
2023 Frank Oetlinger Blanking Systems, Inc.
2022 Greg Zimmer National Steel Rule Co.
2021 Clint Medlock Stafford Cutting Dies ,Inc.
2017 John Gordon Jonco Die Co. Inc.
2015 Russell Smith Ward Machinery
2013 Manfred Butenuth ELCEDE GmbH.
2011 Edmund Mucci Sr. National Steel Rule.
2009 Kevin Carey DieInfo, Inc.
2007 Ken Holliday Atlas Die, LLC
2005 Eugene C. Piette Piette Dieboards
2003 Phil Saunders Container Graphics Corporation
1995 Ronald Ballard IADD
1980 Conrad J. Zimmer Zimmer Manufacturing Corp.
1975 Paul Richards J.A. Richards Co.
1975 George Freemire J.A. Richards Co.

 


Unsung Achievement Award Recipients


The Unsung Achievement Award recognizes deceased leaders within our Association and industry who have gone unrewarded or unrecognized for their significant contributions to the diemaking, diecutting and converting industry. It is presented sporadically.

YEAR NAME COMPANY
2011 John Veres Super Die
2010 Frank Wagner Wagner Die Supply, Inc.
2009 Ollie Bohrer Diansuply

 


Platinum Safety Award Recipients


These companies achieved the best safety record in our industry during the year listed and were presented the IADD's highest saftey award at the annual meeting.

YEAR COMPANY LOCATION
2011 Dynamic Dies Holland, OH USA
2010 Dynamic Dies Holland, OH USA
2009 Dynamic Dies Holland, OH USA
2008 Container Graphics Corp. Cary, NC USA
2007 Dynamic Dies Holland, OH USA
2006 Dynamic Dies Holland, OH USA
2005 Atlas Die Elkhart, IN USA
2004 Carolina Container Hickory, NC USA
2003 SDC International Decatur, GA USA
2002 Jonco Die Company Mounds View, MN USA
2001 Jonco Die Company Mounds View, MN USA
2000 Atlas Chem-Milling Elkhart, IN USA
1999 Jonco Die Company Minneapolis, MN USA
1998 U.S. Steel Rule Dies Placentia, CA USA
1997 SouthEastern Die Decatur, GA USA

 


IADD Past Presidents


These individuals served the association as President. The IADD appreciates their commitment, service and dedication to the Association.

YEAR NAME COMPANY
2019-2022 Gino Gualtieri Central Die Supplies Inc.
2017-2019 Shaun Larson Jonco Die Co. Inc.
2015-2017 Jeremy Guest Diansuply, Inc.
2013-2015 Darrel Griffin Stafford Cutting Dies, Inc.
2011-2013 Andrew Carey Cimex Corp.
2009-2011 Greg Zimmer Zimmer Industries Inc.
2007-2009 Joe Adkison Adko, Inc.
2005-2007 Dan Johnson Jonco Die Company
2003-2005 Eddie Mucci Jr. National Steel Rule Company
2001-2003 Clint Medlock Stafford Cutting Dies, Inc.
1999-2001 Ken Holliday SouthEastern Die Company
1997-1999 Rex Williams Dies, Incorporated
1995-1997 John Schulte Modernistic Die Cutting, Inc.
1993-1995 Herb Welsch Atlas Die, Inc.
1991-1993 Robert Carter James River Corporation
1989-1991 Allen Gurka The Stan Allen Company
1987-1989 Dan Carda Carda Products
1985-1987 Russell Smith Ward Machinery Company
1983-1985 Ray Williams Dies, Incorporated
1981-1983 Doug Pfaff Bernal, Inc.
1979-1981 Ed Mucci Sr. National Steel Rule Company
1977-1979 Don Moore Tech Steel Rule Die
1975-1977 Phil Saunders Container Graphics Corp.
1973-1975 Ben Kenny Die Cut Specialty, Inc.
1972-1973 Ray Miller Atlas Steel Rule

 


Diecutter/Diemaker of the Year Award Recipients


Previously known as “Package Printing Man of the Year” and “packagePRINTING Diecutter/Diemaker of the Year,” this prestigious award was presented by packagePRINTING magazine until 2006 when it was replaced by the IADD PEAK Award. Its criteria evolved over the years to honor recipients who demonstrated a unique, meaningful or emerging contribution to the diecutting/diemaking industry. This contribution may have been in the form of technology, hardware, systems, methods, association development and betterment, education or through some other significant contribution. There was no set length of time over which the criteria was evaluated.

YEAR NAME COMPANY
2005 Dan Johnson Jonco Die Company
2004 Andrew Carey Cimex Corp.
2003 Clint Medlock Stafford Cutting Dies, Inc.
2002 Robert Larson Larson WorldWide
2001 Karl Marbach Karl Marbach GmbH and Co.
2000 Rex Williams Dies, Incorporated
1999 Jean Benoit Dieco Steel Rule Die Inc.
1998 Frank Clay Reliable Steel Rule Die Co.
1997 Mike Adams Adams Technologies, Inc.
1996 Dennis Garrity Bar-Plate Mfg. Company
1995 Herb Welsch Atlas Die, Inc.
1994 John & Joann Gordon Jonco Die Company
1993 Donald Kengott Ken Specialties, Inc.
1992 Ken Holliday SouthEastern Die Company, Inc.
1991 Steven Ryder Rota Die Pty. Ltd.
1990 Allen Gurka The Stan Allen Company
1989 John DeKoek Jedco Enterprises
1988 Robert Carter James River Corporation
1987 Dan Carda Carda Products
1986 Kevin Carey Lasercomb America
1985 Ray Williams Dies, Incorporated
1984 Dan Muren Precision Rule Die
1983 Joe Fuchs Bobst Group, Inc
1982 John Schulte Modernistic Die Cutting, Inc
1981 Don Moore Tech Steel Rule Die
1980 Doug Pfaff Bernal, Inc.
1979 Ed Mucci Sr. National Steel Rule Company
1978 Phil Saunders Container Graphics Corp.
1977 Ray Miller Atlas Die, Inc.

 


S. Ray Miller International Award Recipients


This award honored IADD members who have been instrumental in advancing the state of diecutting or diemaking on an international basis. Recipients made significant contributions to the industry and/or to the IADD on a global scale, possibly over a number of years; were recognized as exceptional industry members who advanced the welfare of the industry globally by breaking down geographic barriers; openly shared valuable experience with other industry members, possibly through promoting education, programs or communication; contributed significantly and consistently to the advancement or recognition of the industry through service to the IADD and/or related organizations; and were frequent contributors or organizers for presentations, workshops, publications or related events geared to helping other industry members understand the international nature of our industry. The award was only given sporadically, to ensure that recipients met the criteria and were truly deserving. It is no longer being awarded.

YEAR NAME COMPANY
2005 Jürgen Jeurink Jürgen Jeurink GmbH & Co. KG
1999 Robert A. Larson Larson WorldWide Inc.
1996 Anne Rimer Steel Rule Distributors Pty. Ltd.
1994 Jonas F. Salgado Brazillaser