Women’s Business Enterprise West (WBEC-West) Awards Janet Steiner of Thoro Packaging with the WBE Supplier of the Year Class Award

“Women’s Business Enterprise West (WBEC-West) recently awarded Janet Steiner of Thoro Packaging with the prestigious WBE Supplier of the Year Class 3 award.

Thoro Packaging is a manufacturer of folding carton packaging for the medical, pharmaceutical, health and beauty, and gourmet food industries. Unmatched customer service, innovative solutions, and unparalleled quality make Thoro a partner you can rely on. In keeping with their commitment to quality and customer satisfaction, Thoro consistently invests in state-of-the-art equipment and technologies necessary to provide outstanding packaging and unrivalled customer service resulting in our customer satisfaction rating of over 99%.

“Thoro’s continued investment in the latest technologies and equipment allows us to offer customers exciting new packaging options to help brands sell more,” states Janet Steiner, President and CEO of Thoro Packaging and winner of the WBE Supplier of the Year Class 3 Award at the 12th Annual WBEC-West Strategic Procurement Opportunity Conference & Awards Dinner, on September 15 to 17, 2015 at the Bacara Resort & Spa in Santa Barbara, California.

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When asked about her recent award, Steiner added, “I was so honored to receive the Supplier of the Year Award – it is such an honor for all 180 employees at Thoro Packaging who work very hard in delighting our customers with quality folding cartons.  The employees were so anxious to see the beautiful trophy when I returned. Through WBENC I have met so many wonderful ladies who are dedicated to their businesses. From our lobby redesign to a title company who assisted with our new building purchase – all went perfectly, thanks to fellow WBE’s. These ladies work hard at their companies. We have WBE customers who have amazing products that Thoro makes the packaging for. It is great to support each other as suppliers, customers, and fellow women business owners.” She concluded by emphasizing, “As women owned businesses, we need to work harder to succeed.  I believe that is why corporations like partnering with us.”

About Janet Steiner

Janet Steiner has been President and CEO of Thoro Packaging since her father stepped down in 1982. She is held in high regard as a leader of an innovative and successful folding carton company. Jan’s passion is creating beautiful folding carton packaging for Thoro’s customers.

Jan is known and often recognized for her enthusiasm, creativity and “Can Do” attitude. She is a sought after speaker and panelist, and is a frequent presenter at many business and community events. Jan has been recognized for many of her contributions by local and national organizations, including Business Woman of the Year award from the National Association of Women Business Owners.”

Information compiled from: http://www.digitaljournal.com/pr/2728521#ixzz3qT3QvvCv


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