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273 - TLMI is LlT!

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About the Guest(s):

Ginnie Gandy: Ginnie Gandy is the Sales Manager at Channeled Resources Group, a family-owned business that specializes in manufacturing release liners and pressure-sensitive label materials. With three years at the company, Ginnie has risen through the ranks from customer service to sales management, playing a vital role in business development and customer engagement.

Mike Barry: Mike Barry serves as the National Sales Director for Domino North America's Digital Printing Division. With over ten years in the label industry and five years at Domino, Mike has a wealth of experience in UV inkjet printing and coding and marking solutions. He is instrumental in leveraging digital printing technologies to deliver innovative solutions to label converters.

Episode Summary:

Join us in an engaging conversation with Ginnie Gandy from Channeled Resources Group and Mike Barry from Domino North America as they delve deep into the world of the label industry, its evolution, and the pressing need for young leaders today. Recorded at the Tarsus Label Expo office in Rosemont, Illinois, this episode sheds light on how organizations like TLMI (Tag and Label Manufacturers Institute) are making significant strides to engage and integrate emerging leaders through initiatives like the Label Leaders of Tomorrow (LLT).

Ginnie and Mike share their experiences and valuable insights into the pivotal role TLMI has played in their careers, from professional development to networking and opportunities for growth. They discuss the importance of initiatives like the LLT excursions, which provide emerging leaders with an accessible platform for learning and industry exposure, exemplified by the upcoming digital printing tour hosted by Domino in Chicago. With a focus on collaboration over competition, this episode highlights how TLMI fosters a community where shared learning and support are paramount.

Key Takeaways:

  • Networking and Career Advancement: TLMI offers invaluable networking opportunities that can catalyze career growth by connecting emerging leaders with industry veterans and peers.

  • Importance of Professional Development: Events like LLT excursions provide young leaders with critical professional development sessions that cover both industry-specific knowledge and essential soft skills.

  • Industry Engagement: TLMI helps integrate younger demographics into the label industry, making it more accessible and less intimidating for newcomers.

  • Community Over Competition: The label industry, particularly through TLMI, emphasizes collaboration, shared learning, and support over competitive sales tactics.

  • Accessible Platforms: The creation of events such as the LLT excursions makes it easier for emerging leaders to become involved without the extensive time and financial commitments often required for larger industry conferences.

Notable Quotes:

  1. "The label industry is rather old, but the attendees of the event… were not necessarily in my demographic." - Ginnie Gandy

  2. "It takes away the commercialization of these events and it just makes it very relational." - Ginnie Gandy

  3. "I probably wouldn't be on the career path that I am today or in the position that I am today had TLMI not been there." - Mike Barry

  4. "Get involved. As soon as I started getting involved in the industry, opportunities opened up." - Mike Barry

  5. "Volunteer with confidence. People are more than willing to and would love volunteers and perspective from some of the younger folks." - Ginnie Gandy


Stay tuned as we continue to bring more insightful conversations with industry leaders. Don't miss out on the full episode to learn more about how you can get involved and make a lasting impact in the label industry!

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