Award Winners

Outstanding Contribution Award Winners

This award, given by the Contract Packaging Association, recognizes individual recipients who have made a significant and truly outstanding contribution to this association.


2023 - Michael Collins

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The 2023 CPA Outstanding Contribution Awards honored two individuals for their service to the association, specifically the Annual Event Committee.

Michael Collins is the Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Sterling Contract Packaging Inc. and serves on the CPA board. Michael worked tirelessly as part of the Annual Event Committee to take the ENGAGE event to the next level. 



John Bialecki

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John Bialecki is the CEO of Lake Tool & Manufacturing, Inc., was also recognized for his service to the Annual Event Committee. John co-chaired the efforts to bring an exhibition area to the ENGAGE show and recruit participants. 




2019 - Jon Hayward

john haywardThe 2019 recipient of the CPA Outstanding Contribution award is Jon Hayward. Jon has been a member of CPA for over 10 years. In May of 2016 Jon was appointed to the Board of Directors for his efforts assisting the association with the annual meeting planning and other strategic initiatives. In July of 2017 he was elected to the Board and will serve until June of 2019. Jon’s leadership of the Annual Meeting Committee has growth the event over 20% I the last 2 years. He has been the guiding force in organizing the committee’s efforts culminating in the outstanding results at the 2019 event. Jon continues to serve as the Annual Meeting Chair and looks forward to bigger and better events.

Jon is the Vice President of Bonded Pac LLC, a division of 3PL Bonded Logistics. They are a contract packaging operation located in Charlotte NC. For over 25 years they have helped their clients gain expertise, increase flexibility, reduce costs, and get to market quicker. Utilizing the latest packaging software for production and inventory management, including lot traceability and expiry date control and coupled with their value-added services they have become a single-source supply chain solutions provider.


2018 - Vicky Smitley and Patty Dodson

Vicky SmitleyIn 2018 we honored a pair of dedicated members that exemplified The Outstanding Contribution award criteria. Patty Dodson and Vicky Smitley were the driving force for the successful program at the 2018 CPA annual meeting. They are people who never put themselves first and who completely enjoy observing the joy of others.

They take pride in working with others to make our association first in class and ensuring that the CPA is a group where members want actively to participate. Patty and Vicky are leaders not only in the association but in the industry and we are a better organization because of them.


2017 - Jason Tham

Vicky SmitleyJason Tham, CEO of Nulogy, received this award for his significant contribution and outstanding service to the CPA & industry as a whole.

Jason has previously served on the CPA Board of Directors and continues to serve as an Education Committee Chair.


2016 - Rob Reinders

Vicky SmitleyRob Reinders of Performance Packaging received this award for his outstanding devotion and service to CPA. Rob has been a member of CPA for seven years.

During this time, he has consistently supported CPA through annual meeting sponsorships and committee work, has chaired a committee and served as an advisor on industry topics. Rob's dedication and drive embody the characteristics necessary to advance CPA forward.


2015 - Chuck Miller

Vicky SmitleyChuck Miller, a 30+ year employee of Do-It Corporation, was honored at the 2015 CPA Annual Meeting with the CPA Outstanding Contribution Award.

Chuck has served the Contract Packaging Association as a dedicated volunteer and committee chairman. Chuck has led the CPA Annual Meeting Committee to a number of successful events. His dedication to the packaging industry and CPA is invaluable.