01 August 2018
NEWARK, USA: Produce Marketing Association (PMA) is accepting nominations for its 2018 awards of excellence, including the Floral Marketer of the Year Award, Robert L. Carey Leadership Award, and the Bryan E. Silbermann Collaboration Award. Nominations are due by Aug. 10.
The 2018 winner of each award will be announced at PMA’s Fresh Summit Convention & Expo, October 18-20 in Orlando, Florida.
Floral Marketer of the Year Award
As the trade association representing the floral industry, PMA recognizes and celebrates outstanding leaders who are advancing, growing and supporting the floral industry.
The Floral Marketer of the Year Award recognizes a PMA member in the mass-market floral industry who has demonstrated outstanding leadership skills and a commitment to the industry that goes above and beyond.
Juan Carlos Hannaford, president of The Elite Flower, was chosen as the recipient of the 2017 Floral Marketer of the Year Award for his strong commitment to customer service, philanthropic attitude, and other attributes.
Robert L. Carey Leadership Award
The Robert L. Carey Leadership Award is named in honor of Bob Carey, who served as CEO of PMA for 38 years. The award recognizes a PMA member who demonstrates uncommon leadership skills and an unparalleled commitment to PMA and the fresh produce and floral industries.
Bill Schuler of Castellini Group was the winner of the 2017 Robert L. Carey Leadership Award and was recognized for his integrity, honesty and strong vision for the fresh produce and floral industry.
Bryan E. Silbermann Award
The Bryan E. Silbermann Collaboration Award honors a PMA member who has addressed an issue and/or challenge through collaboration in their work to advance the fresh produce and floral industry.
Tim York of Markon was the first-ever recipient of the Bryan E. Silbermann Collaboration Award in 2017. York has been described as a leader who takes initiative on every project and someone who is truly committed to the betterment of the industry.
To nominate a worthy candidate for any of these three awards, visit pma.com select the Membership tab, Awards of Excellence then select the appropriate award and fill out the form by Aug. 10.
Produce Marketing Association (PMA) is the leading trade association representing companies from every segment of the global produce and floral supply chain. PMA helps members grow by providing connections that expand business opportunities and increase sales and consumption. For more information, visit www.pma.com