POPAI Announces 2014 Hall of Fame Inductees

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Point of Purchase Advertising International (POPAI) will induct its 2014 class of Hall of Fame Honorees at the Night of Honors Celebration in Orlando, Florida, January 27, 2015.

These four individuals are known for shaping and leading the way in innovation, passion, and leadership in our industry.

Four distinguished marketing professionals will be inducted into the POPAI Hall of Fame this coming January at Disney’s BoardWalk Inn.

“These four individuals are known for shaping and leading the way in innovation, passion, and leadership in our industry,” says Rich Carrigan, POPAI Chair and President of United Displaycraft. “It’s an honor just to be a part of this year’s induction.”

The 2014 POPAI Hall of Fame class includes:

  • Lori Ali, In-Store Organization Mainland China Skin and Prestige at Procter & Gamble
  • Jerry Carter, Vice President of Business Development Western Division at Rapid Displays
  • Ronald Eckert, formerly Thomas A. Schutz Company and Design Phase, Inc.
  • David Vanderwaal, Head of Marketing, Home Appliances & Consumer Electronics at LG Electronics

                                                            -see attached document for bios-

Each inductee has 25 or more years of experience in the in-store marketing industry. During their careers they have made countless significant contributions to the industry and their communities.

“We’re excited to induct such deserving individuals this year in front of a large group of people,” says John Anderson, POPAI President. “The Industry Leadership Conference has been known to draw attendance from top industry leaders and sales people. To have those people in the crowd, helping us congratulate our 2014 POPAI Hall of Fame class, will be great.”

The 2014 POPAI Hall of Fame induction celebration will be held in conjunction with the Annual Night of Honors and POPAI’s Industry Leadership Conference, January 26-27, 2015.

More details about the 2014 POPAI Hall of Fame, including registration, inductee biographies and photos, can be found at popai.com and Facebook.com/POPAINOH. Live updates can be followed by searching and using #POPNOH14.

About the POPAI Hall of Fame
The POPAI Hall of Fame is an industry lifetime achievement award for in-store marketing professionals. All inductees at least 25 years of experience, have made significant contributions to the industry and their community, and have observed ethical business practices during their career. Each year nominations are solicited from POPAI members to name this prestigious honor. Then POPAI’s Nominating Committee selects those individuals who will be inducted into the POPAI Hall of Fame during the Night of Honors.

About POPAI
Point of Purchase Advertising International (POPAI), established in 1936, is the global association and arm for research and promotion of the in-store marketing industry. International in scope, its membership of more than 1,400 companies includes leading creators, manufacturers, buyers and users of this vital medium in the United States and abroad. POPAI conducts continuous research programs, which validate the important role of in-store marketing and disseminates this information to marketing, advertising merchandising and sales promotion executives. Learn more about POPAI at http://www.popai.com.

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