Industry icon Bill McHenry died Jan. 15. The president of Elevations Inc., McHenry was passionate about the retail environments industry, serving for many years as a leader among suppliers and giving generously of his time and money to promote the industry and its future. He will be deeply missed.
As president of Elevations, McHenry led the San Francisco-based provider of furniture, fixtures, artwork, floral and decorative accessories, and seasonal decor. The company celebrated its 25th anniversary this year.
Prior to the founding of Elevations in 1990, McHenry acquired invaluable experience and a keen understanding of the visual merchandising industry working for Susan Crane, Dallas as an account manager in both the packaging and visual merchandising divisions. Following his tenure at Susan Crane, he was the national sales manager for Display Products LTD, Seattle.
Throughout his career, McHenry has been actively involved in the industry. He served on the PAVE Board of Directors as PAVE’s VP of Fundraising, and had just recently completed a three-year term as a board member of A.R.E. Earlier volunteer service included serving as VP and later as president of the Western Association of Visual Merchandising (WAVM), board member of the National Association of Display Industries (NADI), and member of A.R.E.’s Retail Design Collective Committee.
McHenry was extremely active in these roles, working tirelessly to execute association activities, all while running his company.
McHenry and Elevations Inc. have been proud supporters of Project Inform, San Francisco AIDS Walk, MACY’S PASSPORT, and PAVE.
In lieu of flowers, Elevations is asking that you help honor Bill’s life by establishing a PAVE scholarship in his memory. Please send donations to:
William McHenry Scholarship
4651 Sheridan St., Suite 470
Hollywood, Florida 33021