The Wallcoverings Association (WA) is pleased to announce the recipient of the 2015 Justin P. Allman Award, the industry's highest honor. WA bestows the award to an individual who has made a lasting contribution to the industry over a significant period of time.
It is an honor to announce
Al Rothschild, President of MDC Wallcoverings
as the 2015 recipient of the Justin P. Allman Award. Al has been an outstanding industry supporter for decades. MDC stepped into the industry as a family-owned business almost 50 years ago. Through a combination of organic growth and acquisitions, Al has helped guide MDC as it grew into one of the dominant distributors in the wallcovering industry.
During that time Al has consistently supported the industry and the Wallcoverings Association in many ways. The most significant contribution that Al has made to the Wallcoverings Association is by offering MDC employees the time and resources to participate on the WA Board of Directors, committees and events. With the full support and encouragement of Al, MDC staff have pushed the industry forward by helping to develop initiatives like TecTrac, the NSF/ANSI 342 Sustainability Assessment, customer education and much more. In addition, he has supported the Wallcoverings Association financially through perennial sponsorship of the association's events and by committing a large amount of staff to attend and participate.
It is difficult to convey the enormity of Al's contribution to the WA and the industry in an email. Here is a snippet of what others in the industry have said while supporting Al's nomination. We hope that you will join us at the Allman Award Dinner on February 1st where we will honor Al's achievements and contributions more thoroughly.
"MDC's contribution to the WA is just incredible." - Shmuel Brook, Fidelity Industries
"His support of the WA, it's programs and growth of our industry is unrivaled." - Bruce Gordon, J. Josephson
"Over the 25 years that I have known him as a customer and/or competitor, he has always been a class act and always has been a strong industry supporter. His recognition is long overdue." - John Baechle, 2014 Allman Award Recipient
The Allman Award will be presented at the 2015 WA Annual Meeting, on Feb. 1 during the Allman Award dinner and reception. This year's event will be at the Sandpearl Resort in Clearwater Beach, FL.
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