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2015-16 Industry Award Recipients

Congratulations to the 2015-16 recipients of the Awards and Personalization Association's Industry Awards. The recipients were honored at the Awards Gala Reception held at the 2016 International Awards & Personalization Expo in Las Vegas.

Speaker of the Year

This award honors an individual who is an advocate for education and the association and displays exemplary speaking skills and knowledge.


2016 Speaker of Year Randy Allen Engraving ConceptsRandy Allen, CRS
Engraving Concepts
Arlington, TX


Volunteer of the Year

This award recognizes one member who has contributed the most to the association during the previous year.


2016 Volunteer of the Year Marla Amy Dallman Epilog LaserAmy Dallman
Epilog Laser Corp
Golden, CO


Customer Service Representative of the Year

This award recognizes one supplier customer service representative who regularly goes the extra mile to serve his or her customers.


2016 Customer Service Representative Pamela Sue Robinson JDS IndustriesPamela "Sue" Robinson
JDS Industries
Sioux Falls, SD


Outside Sales Representative of the Year

This award recognizes the one sales representative who has contributed the most to the recognition industry during the past year and throughout his or her career.


2016 Outside Sales Representative of the Year Marla Francis Plastic Dress Up CoMarla Francis
Plastic Dress Up Co
South El Monte, CA


Founders Award

This award is presented annually to a person who has worked unselfishly for the success of the association. The recipient is recognized for reflecting the spirit of the original founders of the association—individuals committed to promoting communication, cooperation, sharing, and unity, as well as fostering growth and enhancing professionalism within the association.


2016 Founders Award Mike Montecalvo Lamont AwardsMike Montecalvo
Lamont Awards & Apparel
Spencerport, NY


Small Business Retailer of the Year

This award is given to a company that exemplifies general business practices based on integrity and a partnership approach to the retailer/supplier relationship.


2016 Small Business Retailer of the Year San Dieguito TrophySan Dieguito Trophy
Carlsbad, CA
Gabrielle Norby, Niels Norby, Niels Norby Jr.


Large Business Retailer of the Year

This award is given to a company that exemplifies general business practices based on integrity and a partnership approach to the retailer/supplier relationship.


2016 Large Business Retailer of the Year aai Trophies Awardsaai Trophies & Awards
Plano, TX
Jeff Karnuth


Supplier of the Year - Single Location

This award is given to an Awards and Personalization Association member supplier that exemplifies excellent general business practices based on integrity and a partnership approach to the customer relationship.


2016 Supplier of the Year Single Location Tower RibbonsTower Ribbons & Awards
Topeka, IN
Craig Miller


Supplier of the Year - Multiple Locations

This award is given to an Awards and Personalization Association member supplier that exemplifies excellent general business practices based on integrity and a partnership approach to the customer relationship.


2016 Supplier of the Year Multiple Locations SimbaSimba
Oxnard, CA
Jay Schechter and Casey Schechter


Hall of Fame Award

This award honors those individuals who have created a tradition of excellence for all industry members. Inductees range from individuals whose contributions led to sweeping changes to members who made an impact through leadership and vision. The common element is their contributions to the industry.


2016 Hall of Fame Award Mike Dean Epilog LaserMike Dean
Epilog Laser Corp
Golden, CO


President's Award

This award was presented by 2015-2016 Association President Greg Della Badia, CAM


2016 President's Award Peter E Ilaria Tropar ManufacturingPeter E. Ilaria
Tropar Manufacturing Co
Florham Park, NJ


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