In a remarkable achievement that solidifies their position as a leader in the packaging distribution industry, Crownhill Packaging, one of North America’s largest full-service packaging distributors, has been honored with the prestigious President’s Award at the 2023 Annual General Meeting (AGM) of Packaging Distributors of America (PDA).
This esteemed accolade recognizes Crownhill’s exceptional commitment to advancing the values and mission of PDA and their significant impact on the packaging industry.
The AGM is an important event for PDA members and suppliers, serving as a platform for strengthening the North American peer network, fostering new business relationships, and celebrating all the achievements, initiatives, and sustainable innovations in the dynamic world of packaging over the past year.
Traditionally, the President’s Award is presented to individuals who have made a significant impact within the industry. However, in a first for the award, Crownhill Packaging was chosen as the first company recipient for 2023. This decision reflects the company’s community-first approach, dedication to fostering product diversity, knowledge, and education, and their drive for packaging ingenuity, all of which set them apart as a deserving awardee.
Expressing his admiration for Crownhill Packaging, George Strobel, President and founder of PDA, remarked, “Crownhill Packaging is certainly the epitome of Packaging Distributors of America. They truly deserve this recognition, and I am very pleased to be able to present the entire Crownhill organization with this inaugural pinnacle award.”
Crownhill Packaging’s Vice President, Ken Wong, and E-Commerce Business Manager, Olivia Pietersen, have both previously been individual recipients of the PDA President’s Award, having been recognized in 2017 and 2019, respectively. This year, however, the company is being celebrated for its outstanding contributions.
Reacting to the news, Ken Wong expressed his pride and gratitude, stating, “Crownhill Packaging is honored and proud to receive this pinnacle award. Our stakeholders certainly appreciate the acknowledgement by our peer network and business partners as we continue to drive value and purpose within the dynamic world of packaging. Being recognized is a testament to our unwavering dedication to excellence in packaging distribution. We extend our appreciation to George, PDA, its members, and suppliers for this great honor.”
With locations in both the United States and Canada, Crownhill Packaging stands as the sole member operating in both countries. This unique position allows them to provide exceptional support, expertise, and service to their fellow members, suppliers, and clients in the packaging distribution world. The President’s Award further affirms their ongoing commitment to representing their fellow members and contributing to the advancement of the entire packaging industry.
Crownhill Packaging’s success can be attributed to their relentless pursuit of excellence. By embracing a community-first approach, they have fostered a supportive network within the industry, enabling collaboration and knowledge-sharing. Their dedication to product diversity and education ensures that they stay at the forefront of packaging trends and advancements, providing their clients with cutting-edge solutions.