In an internal memo about the award Neil Saunders, CEO of the company, stated,
"Everyone in our company and many in the industry know the high standards that Phil Saunders set for himself and his organization. He pushed hard for the whole corporation to strive for excellence. This recognition, named in his honor, is established to recognize those in CGC that have exceeded a set of very high performance goals."
The recipients for 2014 are; Geral Nabritt, Jim Flynt, Steve Woods, Ron Vaclavik, Ron Piso and Todd Patat.
Container Graphics Corporation is one of the world's largest manufacturers of printing plates and cutting dies for corrugated packaging production. The company maintains its corporate headquarters in Cary, NC (USA), and operates 17 facilities worldwide.