Rich Carrigan, Denny Gerdeman, Jim Schubert, John Schlegel honored in longstanding tradition
Shop! inducted four industry veterans into its Hall of Fame and honored Peter Kornhaber, VP of sales and marketing at Rapid Displays, for his volunteer efforts during its annual Night of Honors celebration, held last night in San Antonio, Texas, U.S.
The celebration takes place during the annual meeting for Shop!, the trade association focused on enhancing retail environments and experiences. More than 150 industry colleagues came together in San Antonio for the annual three-day education and networking event.
Shop! Hall of Fame
Inductees are nominated by fellow members and chosen by a Selection Committee led by the immediate past chairman for Shop!. Recipients have worked in the industry for at least 25 years, have made significant contributions to the industry and their communities, and have observed ethical business practices throughout their careers. This year’s inductees join a long line of outstanding contributors:
• Rich Carrigan, president of United Displaycraft
• Denny Gerdeman, chairman & co-founder of Chute Gerdeman
• Jim Schubert, president of Showbest Fixture Corp.
• John Schlegel, managing partner of Global Sourcing & Support Services
Shop! Andrea Martin Volunteer of the Year
The 2017 recipient is Peter Kornhaber, VP of sales and marketing at Rapid Displays West. In its 17th year, this award recognizes one individual member who has contributed an outstanding amount of passion, time, and value to the association. The award is named in honor of Andrea Martin, owner of Point of $avings, Andrea Martin & Associates, a long-time active member of industry and the association.
“Shop! is proud to once again recognize select members for their volunteer efforts both within our association and their communities at large,” says Steven A. Weiss, CAE, CEO of Shop!. “It is an honor to celebrate the achievements of a handful of extraordinary members each year during our annual meeting. We thank and congratulate both our Hall of Fame recipients, who are nominated by their peers, and our volunteer of the year, selected by the association staff.”