June 29, 2015
Bill Berkley Honored by the Envelope Manufacturers Association
Bill Berkley, Tension Corporation President and CEO, recently received the 2014 Daniel H. Lipman Member-of-the-Year Award presented by the Envelope Manufacturers Association (EMA). Each year the award recognizes an EMA member who exhibits leadership qualities within the organization and his or her own company.
“Bill’s vision, drive and strong voice in sustaining our industry caused the membership and marketing committee to recommend him for this award,” said Envelope Manufacturers Association President and CEO Maynard H. Benjamin, CAE, FASAE. “Bill was the driving force behind establishing our Consumers for Paper Options Coalition. He also helped us create a viable public policy program and revitalized our Political Action Committee.”
To receive the award, individuals must be active on at least two association committees, regularly participate in other EMA programs, and demonstrate creative and innovative ideas involving the association and industry. Like Daniel H. Lipman, for whom the award is named, Berkley’s involvement with the EMA spans the course of his career. As founding members of the EMA, the association has always played a role in the Berkley family business. Following in the footsteps of his father and grandfather, Berkley served as chairman of the EMA from 2009-2012, one year longer than most EMA chairman terms. He currently chairs the Public Policy Committee and vice-chairs the Consumers for Paper Options Committee.
“EMA is essential to our success in the industry as it represents our interests on a broad spectrum of issues – from postal and legislative matters to environmental, safety and technical matters,” said Berkley. “Without EMA’s strong voice unifying our industry, we would limit our ability to make positive impacts and changes.”
Berkley is the second Tension Associate to receive the Daniel H. Lipman Member-of-the-Year award. Lon Robinson, Director – Research and Development, received the award in 2012.
Tension Corporation, a privately owned and operated company based in Kansas City, Missouri, is a global leader in envelope products and packaging & automation solutions. The envelope division serves a wide variety of industries including financial, insurance and direct marketing, as well as working with third party providers directly. Founded in 1886, Tension produces billions of envelopes annually and has regional plants and offices throughout the country and the world. Visit www.tensionenvelope.com for more information.