POPAI Hall of Fame

The POPAI Hall of Fame is an industry lifetime achievement award that celebrates industry leaders with at least 25 years of experience. All winners have made significant contributions to the industry, his/her community and have observed ethical business practices during his/her career.

In December of 1993, POPAI’s Board of Directors voted to replace the Man of the Year and the Advertiser of the Year Awards with the POPAI Hall of Fame. All recipients of those previous awards were inducted into the POPAI Hall of Fame in 1994.

Members of POPAI are solicited for their nominations for this prestigious honor. POPAI’s Nominating Committee selects those individuals who will be inducted into the POPAI Hall of Fame during the Night of Honors at the annual MarketSmart.

2012 Inductees

Mr. Andy Edelman – Applied Merchandising Concepts
Mr. Bill Smith – Duracell at The Procter & Gamble Company

2011 Inductees

Mr. Richard Nathan – RTC
Mr. Kurt Witzel – Anheuser Busch
Mr. Robert Gorrie – Gorrie Marketing
Mr. Gerald Molitor – Trans World Marketing

2010 Inductees

Mr. David Abramson – Rapid Displays
Mr. Sandy Carrigan – United Displaycraft
Mr. Jim Einstein – RockTenn Merchandising Displays
Mr. Richard Fellinger – Mechtronics Corporation

Members of the POPAI Hall of Fame

Mr. Earl Abramson
Mr. P. Jan Anstatt
Mr. Walter Ash
Mr. Elliot J. Axelrod
Mr. Donald Baker
Mr. Douglas Ballinger
Mr. George F. Barnes
Mr. Joel A. Baum
Mr. Sol Berger
Mr. Carl Bergmann
Mr. Joseph P. Berhalter
Mr. Gene Bokor
Mr. John L. Bourquin
Mr. Kenneth J. Brenner
Mr. Tom Brugger
Mr. James J. Burlingame
Mr. Charles Cargill
Mr. Dick Carrigan
Mr. James Cavaluzzi
Mr. Corky Chapman
Mr. Don P. Christensen
Mr. Fred C. Clarke
Mr. M. D. Cloud
Mr. Gerald A. Conway
Mr. Roy Crocker
Ms. Barbara Daugherty
Mr. Vincent DeVita
Mr. Donald Elmslie
Mr. George T. Evans
Mr. Harry Fenster
Mr. Donald E. Ferguson
Mr. Joe Fish
Mr. Fred Fisher
Mr. David L. Foster
Mr. John W. Garabrant
Mr. James Goff
Mr. Harold S. Gorschman
Mr. Edward L. Grant
Mr. David E. Harrold
Mr. Lawrence Haugen
Mr. Lawrence F. Haverkost
Mr. Ken Hedrick
Mr. John Heelan
Mr. H. Aaron Henschel, CPP
Mr. Patrick J. Higgins
Mr. Patrick H. Joyce
Mr. Sam Kamin
Mr. Lawrence S. Katz
Mr. Jack Keeler
Mr. Homer King
Mr. Ted Kingsford
Mr. Rudy Kral
Mr. Louis C. Krueger
Mr. Mike Lanaghan
Mr. Michael R. Lauber, MaRC
Mr. Douglas B. Leeds
Mr. Richard H. Leeds
Mr. N.J. Leigh
Mr. W. Parlin Lillard
Mr. Chris Lopin
Mr. Gordon S. Lundgren
Mr. Allen B. Marks
Ms. Andrea Martin
Mr. Frank W. Mayer
Mr. Frank G. Mayer, Sr.
Mr. Mort Mazor
Mr. William M. Mee
Mr. Thomas V. Murphy, Sr.
Mr. Ralph Murray
Mr. Cal Myer
Mr. Walter Nathan
Mr. Joseph Palamara
Ms. Janet Paris
Mr. Henry T. (Ted) Parker Jr.
Mr. Henry T. Parker Sr.
Ms. Roberta A. Peters
Mr. WP “Red” Pluth
Mr. Harry S. Purnell, Jr.
Mr. Phil Renzoni
Mr. Roger Rex
Mr. Joseph T. Ricci
Mr. T. Edward Roddy
Mr. C. B. Rollins, Jr.
Mr. Walter Roosli
Mr. Albert S. Saia
Mr. John A. Sakaley III, CPP
Mr. Lloyd Sauer
Mr. J. Anton Schiffenhaus
Mr. Jack Scriba
Mr. Thomas H. Sculthorpe
Mr. Dewees F. Showell
Mr. Robert Snediker, Sr.
Mr. Bob Staada
Mr. O. H. Stark
Mr. Ralph W. Stern, CPP
Mr. Paul Storin
Mr. Howard Stumpf
Mr. O. Morley Tanney
Ms. Ethel Taub
Mr. Julius R. Teich
Mr. Budd Thalenfeld
Mr. David R. Thalenfeld
Mr. Chester L. Thomson
Mr. Lawrence Thornton
Mr. Carl Wamser
Mr. Bruce Watson
Mr. Donald J. Weber
Mr. Walter R. Whiteman
Mr. Bruce Young III
Mr. Edward Zarucha