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Testimonials

Raney, Chris“Over the past few years, membership and participation have increased dramatically, driven primarily by The Markens Group’s credibility and customer focus-driven involvement. By listening and reacting to its members’ needs, TMG was able to develop a dynamic conference agenda and make its supplier members happy.”

—Chris Raney, Vice President of Packaging
Heidelberg USA, Inc.

Armitage, Andy “Since The Markens Group took over the association’s administration five years ago, the number of principal members has increased dramatically, which has helped to create several business opportunities for us. Moreover, TMG’s added-value, ‘win-win’ approach has inspired us to become even more invested in the organization and its long-term benefits.”

—Andy Armitage, Senior Vice President
Packaging Division, Epicor Software Corp.

Jules LeJune “Many issues and regulations need to have a common voice on both sides of the Atlantic. Since TMG has begun managing PPC, our two organizations have worked together closely to address and solve common problems. I have attended their conferences and have seen terrific content and networking among a highly re-energized membership.”

–Jules LeJeune, former Secretary-General
European Carton Manufacturers Association (ECMA)

Levkoff, Steve“As a longtime member of the Board of Directors, Executive Committee, and past Chairman, I can say without hesitation our organization would not be in the excellent shape it is in today were it not for the engagement of The Markens Group. Today, conferences are well-attended, productive, and socially rewarding. Even more impressive is that the team at TMG has completely turned around the administrative functions and modernized our communication methods and content, which has helped to increase membership and broaden our voice in the industry.”

—Steve Levkoff, Chariman
The Standard Group

DSC00820“A point is made at every conference to encourage converters to buy from a fellow supplier member. It is unity such as this that is just one of the association’s many benefits, along with well-run meetings and great speakers who cover current, hot-button issues. The organization has made great strides under TMG’s leadership.”


—Dave Whipple,
USA Account Manager

Strathcona Paper

Lurie, Stuart“When we joined, we were told that the association would provide us with the opportunity to meet the top players in the industry. In the last several years, The Markens Group’s energy and commitment toward making that perception a reality has been incredible. Every meeting has set new records for attendance, provided meaningful, relevant speakers, and gave my company the change to develop lasting relationships (and friendships!) with our customers and potential clients.”

—Stuart Lurie, President
Wilmington Paper

Carlson, Darryl“The Markens Group has re-energized our association by spearheading our industry’s representation on a number of national initiatives and organizing and coordinating bi-annual meetings that are both entertaining and educational. Even better, the entire staff has been “on point” whenever Royal Paper Box has had a need. We couldn’t be more pleased to have TMG at the helm.”

—Darryl Carlson, Vice President
Royal Paper Box Co.

DSC01056 2“When we learned that TMG had taken over management of our association, we were hopeful but not optimistic, as it was not in great shape financially. But I am proud to report that TMG has lived up to its commitment and has restored the organization to a place of prominence. Today we are financially strong, membership is high, and supplier members are participating in events at record levels. TMG has proven to be a great asset for both the association and the industry.”

—Ed Zumbiel, Executive Vice President
Zumbiel Packaging