James Barrett Earns NPTA's Stanley O. Styles Industry Excellence Award

Jim Barrett

Oct. 29, 2010 - NPTA Alliance is pleased to announce that James W. Barrett, executive vice president of Central National-Gottesman Inc., is the recipient of its 2011 Stanley O. Styles (SOS) Industry Excellence Award.

The SOS Industry Excellence Award is NPTA's highest honor, named after Stanley O. Styles, who worked more than 35 years with the Martin Cantine Co. and was an active volunteer of NPTA Alliance. The award is annually presented to an individual who has had a distinguished career in the paper, packaging and/or supplies industries and has made a positive impact through innovation and dedication.

Barrett, who became executive vice president of Central National-Gottesman in 1998, was chosen for his contributions during his 45 plus years within the paper industry.

"Jim's long and successful career in the paper distribution industry was built upon a set of business philosophies and skills developed through being open-minded, always willing to learn and a commitment to honesty, hard work and fair play," said nominator Kenneth L. Wallach, president and CEO, Central National-Gottesman.

Barrett will receive the SOS Industry Excellence Award during Paper2011, March 27-29 in Chicago, Illinois. Individuals looking to honor Barrett can make a donation in his name to the Paper and Plastics Education Research (PAPER) Foundation Scholarship Program in 2011.

"I was very pleased and proud when I heard that I had been named this year's winner of the Stanley O. Styles Award," said Barrett. "In reflecting on past winners, this award becomes that much more meaningful. I have had the good fortune to work with many talented colleagues over the years and to them I say thank you for helping to make this recognition possible."

For more information on the Stanley O. Styles Industry Excellence Award, visit the NPTA Web site www.gonpta.com.

NPTA Alliance (formerly the National Paper Trade Association, Inc.), founded in 1903, is the association for the $60 plus billion paper, packaging and supplies distribution industries. The mission of NPTA is to actively support the success of its members through the delivery networking, education, industry data and research and advocacy, which focuses on the health of the distribution channel.

Source: NPTA Alliance