With more than 70 years of marketing at retail experience combined, these two men have made countless contributions to the in-store marketing industry. They have worked their way up the proverbial ladder of success, and will be able to add another award after their names in December.
Point of Purchase Advertising International (POPAI) announces the two industry professionals to be inducted into the POPAI Hall of Fame.
- Bill Kolb, Chairman of MRM Worldwide, Chairman and CEO of Commonwealth
- Gary Forman, CEO of Henschel Steinau
“This year’s inductees have made great contributions to not just the marketing at retail industry, but to their communities as well,” said Richard Winter, POPAI President. “We are proud to have been associated with these individuals for numerous years and we look forward to celebrating their careers with everyone this December at our Night of Honors.”
As global CEO of MRM, Kolb engineered the establishment and growth of the agency’s Detroit office, dedicated to General Motors. Kolb joined McCann Worldgroup in 2001 as CEO of Retail Marketing Group. He was soon promoted to COO, then President, of Momentum Worldwide. In 2004, he became CFO/COO of MRM and moved up to CEO in 2010. Before he joined McCann Worldgroup, Kolb held leadership positions in the in-store marketing industry and worked with leading global marketers that included Anheuser-Busch, Bacardi, Sainsbury, Pernod-Ricard, Intel, Kmart and Coca-Cola.
Gary Forman just celebrated his 40th year at Henschel Steinau and is praised by his employees for his open door policy, long lasting relationships between clients and his coworkers, and putting HS on the map as a leader in the retail market industry. He’s not afraid to take risks in advancing the POP industry and over the years has built strong relationships with clients such as Philip Morris, Kraft, Procter & Gamble and many more.
The 2013 inductees will be honored at POPAI’s Night of Honors, held at the Intercontinental Hotel in Chicago, IL on December 12, 2013.
About the POPAI Hall of Fame
The POPAI Hall of Fame is an industry lifetime achievement award. The inductees have worked in the marketing at retail industry for at least 25 years, made a significant contribution to the industry in their community, and observed ethical business practices during their career. Members of POPAI are solicited for their nominations for this prestigious honor and POPAI’s Nominating Committee selects those individuals who will be inducted into the POPAI Hall of Fame during the Night of Honors.