(Portland, OR) – OIA Global, a leading logistics, packaging and material sourcing provider, announced today their first place selection for the 2016 Dieline Award in the category of Games, Toys, Sports and Recreational. Richard Fan, OIA’s Senior Structural Designer who created the innovative packaging for the Sport Ball Project, pointed out that packaging for athletic and outdoor equipment is a very mature category. “Nike Equipment issued us quite a challenge to develop a sustainable, efficient and cutting edge package that would be disruptive to the marketplace in the best way possible, and continue their reputation for innovation,” Fan stated. Marc Bevilacqua, Vice-President of Global Packaging at OIA commented, “Packaging is an extension of our customer’s product, and with that comes the requisite constraints of efficiency, cost, attractiveness and sustainability.”

Andrew Gibbs, the founder of The Dieline noted, “There were over 1,100 submissions from 13 different countries. I congratulate Richard and the OIA team for this well-deserved recognition of their hard work and innovation.” The 2016 awards ceremony took place at the HOW Design Live conference in Atlanta, Georgia on May 19, 2016.

About OIA Global:

Since its founding in 1988, OIA has grown into a $1 billion supply chain management leader, delivering clients a unique combination of global logistics, materials sourcing, and packaging solutions. With over 1000 professionals in 60+ owned offices, and a worldwide presence in 26 countries, OIA designs innovative solutions that optimize supply chains around the world. OIA is privately owned by Indianapolis-based LDI, Ltd., with more than a century of experience funding and operating high potential, middle-market companies. For more information please visit www.oiaglobal.com and www.ldiltd.com.

About Dieline:

Established in 2007, The Dieline is the brainchild of Andrew Gibbs, who sought daily inspiration while working as a packaging production artist. What began as a personal blog soon became a dedicated platform for the package design industry and its practitioners, students and enthusiasts. Its purpose is to define and promote the world's best package design, and provide a place where the package design community can review, critique and stay informed of the latest trends and projects being created in the field. www.TheDieline.com