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  • 22 Oct 2021

Ramon Fernandez dies at 59

Ramon J. Fernandez, the founder and president of ProLabel, has died at the age of 59

After battling brain cancer for 15 months, Ramon J. Fernandez, the founder and president of ProLabel, a label converter based in Hialeah, FL, USA, has died at the age of 59.

On September 17, 2021, Fernandez passed away at his home in Miami, surrounded by his family, after battling brain cancer for 15 months. 

He made a lasting impression on the greater label converting industry, and in particular in South Florida. In 2011, under his guidance, ProLabel became the first label converter in the region to invest and succeed with digital printing. This was just one of several milestones and accomplishments ProLabel achieved under Ramon’s guidance. The company recently celebrated 26 years in business, and for a quarter of the century, has been an integral part of the labels and packaging industry in South Florida.

According to his wife, Maribel, Ramon took great pride and satisfaction in helping others while being a part of his customers’ success stories. ‘He would always say, a good business deal is one where everyone comes away feeling like they’ve won,’ she commented. ‘He was a problem solver and never gave up when faced with a challenge.’

Ramon Fernandez was born on February 8, 1962, in Miami, FL. He and Maribel were married on July 25, 1992, and raised two sons, Ramon Jr. and Daniel. Ramon Jr. has been part of the business for the past ten years. Ramon’s father, Sr., works at the family business as well. Daniel, Ramon Jr. and Maribel helped run the business and take care of Ramon during his illness and will continue to run the company with the same values and work ethic he instilled.

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