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Dealers Recognized at the Advantage Business Conference (ABC)

Monday, July 17, 2017  
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Three outstanding professionals from the US independent dealer community were honoured at the North American Office Products Awards (NAOPA) on Saturday evening at the SP Richards ABC event in Orlando, Florida. 

 

Following the NAOPA vendor awards that were presented on the first day of the event, the remaining three dealer awards were announced during the final night’s gala evening. 

For only the second time, the NAOPA crowned a Young Executive of the Year, recognizing outstanding young talent in the business supplies industry. The winner of this award was Ryan Boyington, VP Office Products Division at Storey Kenworthy.

 

The next award, Professional of the Year, aims to recognize the brightest established talent in the industry. This year, the award went to Skip Ireland, Principal/Owner of COS Office Solutions.

The third and final award of the evening was Industry Achievement, presented to a person who has made an outstanding contribution to the advancement of the office products industry.

 

Introduced by Jon Rossmann, President of Tacoma, Washington-based Chuckals, the winner of the Industry Achievement award was the now retired Al Lynden, who founded the company in 1994. Lynden delivered an emotional and moving acceptance speech and follows in the footsteps of other industry greats, such as last year’s Kathy Hoyle, and Jim Hebert, Bud Mundt and Chip Hummel in prior years.

 

Congratulations to all the winners on their well-deserved awards.

 

The next ABC conference will be held in San Antonio, Texas, on August 19-22, 2018.


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