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Awards and Personalization Association Presents Annual Honors

Members of the Awards and Personalization Association recognized the 2016-2017 Gold Obelisk Recipients at the International Awards & Personalization Expo held recently in Las Vegas. The Gold Obelisk awards were presented at the Awards Gala held February 9th at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino.


Contact: Liz Giannini


Chicago, IL (February 17, 2017) — The Awards and Personalization Association recently announced the recipients of the association’s 2016-17 Industry Awards. The individuals and companies were recognized at the association’s International Awards & Personalization Expo in Las Vegas.

This year’s Gold Obelisk Industry Award recipients are:

  • Speaker of the Year: Roy Brewer, CRM, Engraving Concepts, Arlington, TX
  • Customer Service Representative of the Year: Julie Deyette, Marco Awards Group, South Windsor, CT
  • Outside Sales Representative of the Year: Randy Allen, CRS, Engraving Concepts, Arlington, TX
  • Volunteer of the Year: Karen Scherer, CRM, A Flamingo Glass & Engraving, Las Vegas, NV
  • Small Business Retailer of the Year: Trophy Mart, Alexandria, VA
  • Large Business Retailer of the Year: Spike’s Trophies Ltd., Philadelphia, PA
  • Supplier of the Year – Single Location: Catania Medallic Specialty Inc, Avon Lake, OH
  • Supplier of the Year – Multiple Locations: JDS Industries Inc., Sioux Falls, SD
  • Founders Award: Greg Della Badia, CAM, Tropar Manufacturing Co, Florham Park, NJ
  • Hall of Fame Award: Marty Burke, Marco Awards Group, South Windsor, CT; Doug Crownover, Identification Plates, Mesquite, TX

In addition, 2016-2017 Association President Mario Scarano, CRS, presented the President’s Award to Janet Scarano, Jan-Mar Trophy Co., New Rochelle, NY.

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