Sandeep Zaveri, director at Total Print Solutions based in Mumbai, has been announced as the new president of the Label Manufacturers’ Association of India (LMAI). He will head the rapidly growing association for the next two years.
In his tenure, Zaveri aims to reach out to more number of printers by organizing regional conferences aimed at technical training and education. He also wants to open more research and development centers in the country for the label printing fraternity.
LMAI is determined to take up sustainability as a serious topic of discussion. Zaveri said, ‘I want to discuss sustainability with fellow printers and draft a plan to take it forward in the Indian market. It is an important subject and we want to understand how to recycle efficiently. I am sure Indian printers are willing to invest in sustainability if they are suitably aware about it. We would also like to work with key suppliers such as Avery Dennison, UPM Raflatac and SMI Coated Products in this respect.’
Vivek Kapoor, the longest serving president of the LMAI for six years in a row and managing director at Creative Labels will remain on the board of directors at the association.
Other directors include Amit Sheth from Label Planet, Manish Desai from Mudrika Labels, Sanjay Mehta and Sandeep Zaveri. Additional directors include Raveendaran from Sel-jegat Printers, Rajesh Chadha from Update Prints, Kuldip Goel from Anygraphics and Amar Chhajed from Webtech Labels.
All regional committees linked to the association have been dissolved with immediate effect. The association will now comprise of a vice president, treasurer and secretary which the new president will elect and announce within in the next 30 days.
Currently, LMAI has a total of 305 members of which 180 are printers. The third LMAI Conference held in Jaipur from July 16 -18, 2015 was attended by 450 registered delegates of which 200 were printers from 135 printing firms and 250 were associate members.
For more information on the conference, please read our report in Labels & Labeling issue 4