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AICC Honors Two Exceptional Members

Thursday, September 26, 2019   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Alyce Ryan
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Inaugural AICC Champion Award Given During the 2019 Annual Meeting

September 26, 2019 – AICC, The Independent Packaging Association, honored two exceptional members, Ed Gargiulo, Equipment Finance Corp., and Greg Jones, SUN Automation, during the AICC 2019 Annual Meeting, by presenting them with the inaugural AICC Champion Award. 

AICC has many outstanding members and this year the Association created the AICC Champion Award, which will be given annually to recognize AICC member(s) that have made outstanding contributions in furthering the Association’s membership. These efforts can include recruiting new members, retaining members who may need encouragement to maintain their membership, or contributions in helping member companies increase their engagement levels with the Association.

This award will be given every Fall during the AICC Annual Meeting. Recipients of the Award are selected by the Membership & Marketing Committee Chair. All employees at AICC member companies are eligible for the award.

 “Ed and Greg, and their companies, truly represent the ideals this award recognizes. Above and beyond what they do as engaged members Ed and Greg grow our membership by defining prospects, connecting them with the AICC, and personally welcoming them and introducing them to peers throughout the year at meetings and summits. They also reach out to current AICC members and encourage them to become more involved. Their performance improves what AICC can offer, and that benefits all members,” said Finn MacDonald, President, Independent II, AICC Membership & Marketing Committee Chair.

Garguilo asks all of his current and prospective customers if they are AICC members. If they are not, he talks to them about the value AICC can bring their company and connects them with AICC staff to learn more about AICC member benefits. He has already brought three new converters into the AICC membership this year.

Jones personally contacted nearly two dozen AICC members during the last renewal cycle to encourage their companies to remain part of the Association and to take advantage of the benefits available to all of their employees. He had great success, and more importantly, he helped foster the personal connection these companies have with AICC.

"I am pleased that Ed and Greg are the first winners of this award. They have worked tirelessly to promote AICC membership to their peers, their prospects, and their customers. They don't have to do it - time in front of a client is precious. They do it because they know AICC membership is a good value for converters and suppliers and overall is good for the industry. We appreciate their efforts and hope they, and this award, inspire others to go out and do the same," said Michael D’Angelo, AICC President.

Questions about the Champion Award and the value AICC brings to a company can be directed to Virginia Humphrey, Director of Membership & Marketing, at 703.535.1383 or


About AICC, The Independent Packaging Association

We are a growing membership association which serves independent corrugated, folding carton, and rigid box manufacturers and suppliers with education and information in print, in person, and online. AICC membership is for the full company, and employees at all locations have access to member benefits. AICC offers free online education to all members to help the individual maximize their potential, and the member company maximize its profit.