PIA Names Calvin Frost 2015 William D. Schaeffer Environmental Award Recipient
PITTSBURGH — May 11, 2016 — Printing Industries of America announces with great pleasure that Calvin Frost has been selected as the 2015 William D. Schaeffer Environmental Award recipient. Frost is highly regarded as one of the most distinguished proponents for the use of environmentally conscious practices in the global label and tag industry.
Frost’s path to receiving this award began in 1979 when he created the paper-recycling firm, Channeled Resources. Over the past three decades, Channeled Resources has transformed into a global firm offering repurposing solutions for both manufacturers and consumers of coated, treated, and laminated papers and films — formerly deemed "unrecyclable." Throughout his career, Frost has been a vocal advocate for the implementation and retention of good environmental practices within the industry. Through his work, he was unanimously recognized as Tag and Label Manufacturers Institute’s Supplier of the Year in 2010 and the Global Label Awards’ Lifetime Achievement in 2006. Frost has also chaired numerous committees and taskforces within the Tag and Label Manufacturers Institute overseeing the development of numerous education and sustainability programs.
During the judging, one panel member remarked, "It’s tough for most people to go beyond the scope of the industry, but others do a tremendous job. Calvin has gone way beyond that — way beyond. He has made a national and international impact."
Gary Jones, assistant VP Environmental, Health, and Safety Affairs, also adds, "I have had the pleasure of working with Calvin for many years, and he is a true visionary and tireless in his effort at providing solutions to the printing industry. He seeks out and finds innovative approaches to solving common environmental problems faced by printing operations."
Frost will be formally presented with an engraved plaque at Printing Industries of America’s Spring Administrative Meetings in Chandler, Ariz., on June 11.
About the Schaeffer Award
Established in 1990, the William D. Schaeffer Environmental Award is named for environmental pioneer and researcher Dr. William D. Schaeffer (1922-2003), who is celebrated for his contributions to environmental issues facing the graphic communications industry. Nominations are judged by past Schaeffer Award recipients and industry leaders.
Eligible candidates are judged on how their actions benefited the industry in key areas, including: Education, Public Relations, Continuous Improvement, Compliance Assistance, Regulatory Issue Involvement and Pioneering Efforts.
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