FSEA Presents 2012 Lifetime Achievement Award to Industry Veteran Harry Voss
The Foil & Specialty Effects Association (FSEA) is pleased to present its 2012 Lifetime Achievement Award to Harry Voss of Diamond Packaging, Rochester, NY. The prestigious award recognizes Voss for his commitment and contributions to the growth of foil stamping, embossing and other specialty processes within the packaging industry; for his leading role in creating the Global Packaging Alliance and for his strong belief in corporate citizenship and community involvement – helping to bridge the gap between education and the ‘real world’ through internship and co-op programs.
Diamond Packaging celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2011, and for 42 of those years, Harry Voss was the force propelling the company forward. As president and CEO of the Rochester, NY packager, the now-retired Voss established Diamond as an internationally recognized leader in the industry through a strong emphasis on employees and by identifying and developing leading-edge designs, technologies and services. He recognized foil stamping and specialty decorating – “the sizzle,” as he calls them – as a key to securing Diamond’s high-end clients with specialized needs, as opposed to simply commodity packaging.
Today, Diamond Packaging manufactures paperboard and plastic packaging and provides contract packaging services for Fortune 500 companies worldwide, in industries including cosmetics, health care, personal care, pharmaceutical, software and food. The company has more than 230 employees and sales of $40 million/year.
Voss was honored at the FSEA Gold Leaf Awards Banquet on March 27, 2012, in Las Vegas, NV, in conjunction with the FSEA·IADD Joint Conference, March 25-27, 2012. To read the full article on Voss’ career and industry contributions, see It’s All About the Sizzle – FSEA Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient Harry Voss.