Lifetime Achievement Award Winners

Lifetime Achievement Award criteria is as follows:

  • A history of service to the association
  • Significant contribution and positive influence on the industry
  • A leader and mentor to others in the association and industry
Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient   

2015 - 2016 - Tom Bacon

In recognition of his significant career achievements and role in shaping the contract packaging association and industry, the board unanimously agreed in fall 2015 to present this award to Mr. Bacon, a.k.a, "The Godfather of Contract Packaging."

No one has more history with this association than the 2015-2016 award winner. Mr. Bacon influenced the industry for well over 40 years. During that time, he built his own business under his terms, as being a “me too” was not in the card for this pioneer. Over the years, CPA grew to count on Mr. Bacon as an advisor, confidant, and friend. Mr. Bacon passed away in February 2016 after a long battle with cancer.

                         Thomas M. Bacon
                     Aaron Thomas Company, Inc.

Bacon family with CPA President Vicky Smitley