Pleasant Prairie, WI – January 16, 2023- LMI Packaging is pleased to announce the recipients of our 2022 Chester Sykes, Vince Incandela, & Jean Moran Awards.

2022 Chester Sykes Award

The Chester Sykes Award, our Employee of the Year award, is presented to an employee that exhibits the Core Values of: Humility, Curiosity, No Limits, Respect, and Giving Back that our founder, Chester Sykes, instilled when he founded LMI Packaging over 55 years ago. Sykes made it his goal to make sure every employee felt heard, valued, and that LMI was a place to grow with one another. Growing together is one of our key focuses here at LMI, and this employee truly cares about all voices within the company being heard and supporting the LMI team. LMI Packaging is proud to announce the recipient of our 2022 Chester Sykes Award, our Employee of the Year, Sam Wells!

Sam Wells, one of our Material Handlers, has an unbelievable positive energy! He has been a change agent, rising to any challenge. He has helped in many departments, has shown curiosity in learning new things, and jumps in wherever he can to support the team. What an AWESOME year it has been for Sam. He has gone above and beyond for our team, bringing creativity and new ideas to the table! Sam, thank you for being the ultimate team player and for your dedication that you bring to LMI every day!

Pictured: Sam Wells & JP Moran

2022 Vince Incandela Award

The Vince Incandela Award, our Volunteer of the Year award, captures what community means here at LMI and honors Incandela’s passion and devotion to volunteerism. Vince Incandela served LMI for 24 years as our VP of Operations, and as a leader in voicing the importance of volunteerism and the impact it has in life. Incandela set forth a goal to inspire others to find their passion in the world of volunteerism ultimately showing how important giving back is and that it is an immeasurable experience. This employee demonstrates Incandela’s passion for volunteerism and shares in his drive to inspire others to be a light and change in the community through charitable acts. LMI Packaging is proud to announce the recipient of our 2022 Vince Incandela Award, our Volunteer of the Year, Rosie Samano!

Rosie Samano, one of our Press Operators, has been servicing the community for many years and is a second-time recipient of the Vince Incandela Award. Many employees describe her passion for serving the community, helping others, and contributing to the common good as inspiring. Volunteering through Journey, Serve Team, DRT (Disaster Response Team), and many more organizations, Rosie contributes a lot of her time to making the community a better place for all. Her heart for volunteerism is truly admirable. Rosie, we thank you for your inspiring devotion and service to the community.

Pictured: Rosie Samano & JP Moran

2022 Jean Moran Award

The Jean Moran Award is presented to an employee that best exemplifies inspirational and motivational leadership on the LMI team. Jean Moran served as the second-generation CEO of LMI Packaging with devotion, passion, and leadership. “She is an excellent motivational speaker who makes you feel as though you can achieve anything”, said an employee who has been with LMI for 20+ years. This award encompasses the motivational guidance and outstanding leadership that Jean Moran instilled at LMI and represents her caring for others to dream and succeed. LMI Packaging is proud to announce the recipient of the inaugural 2022 Jean Moran Award, our Leader of the Year, Scott Miller!

Scott Miller, our 3rd-Shift Supervisor, has been an OUTSTANDING leader in 2022. He leads with humility and truly cares for the well-being of others. Scott’s dedication, enthusiasm, thoughtfulness, and ability to inspire others to do and be their best has not gone unnoticed. Taking on any challenge with excitement, he goes after any opportunity to guide others to success! It is amazing to see the influence he has, and we are excited to see the wonderful things he will continue to do at LMI Packaging in the 2023 year. Scott, thank you for your dedication to leading, inspiring, and supporting others.

Pictured: Scott Miller & JP Moran