Previous Honorees

BSA recognizes leaders in the industry every year during the BSA Annual Forum. Below is a list of the honorees.


Leadership Award Recipients

Individuals display dedication and longevity to the industry, business acumen, forthrightness and integrity while having a cooperative spirit

2019 - Jennifer Smith, Innovative Office Solutions
2018 - Michael Rowsey, Harbinger National
2017 - Jim O'Brien, S.P. Richards Company
2016 - John Frey, Sr. and Jim Gaede, Frey Gaede & Company
2015 - Bud Mundt, AOPD
2014 - Jeffrey Howard, United Stationers
2013 - Jamie Fellowes, Fellowes, Inc.
2012 - Sharon Avent, Smead Manufacturing Co.
2011 - Joe Templet, United Stationers
2010 - Jess Beim, Avery Dennison
2009 - Carey Brazell, Myers Brazell & Associates
2008 - Tim Fallihee, Pentel of America
2007 - Barry Frahm, O Henry Inc.
2006 - Ed Melugin, Dallas Pen Company
2005 - Gordon Haight, Tombow USA
2004 - Harvey Greenberg, PPI Wholesale, Inc.
2003 - Bob Fitts, S.P. Richards Co.
2002 - Louis D'Amaro, Esselte Corporation
2001 - Robert Parker, Sanford Corporation
1999 - Michael Osada, Pentel of America
1998 - Herman Romash, DriMark Products, Inc.
1997 - Ron Shaw, Pilot Pen Corporation


Legends of the Industry Recipients

BSA established its “Legends of the Industry” program in an effort to truly honor and pay tribute to those individuals who have contributed so much to the business products industry.

2019 - Yancey Jones
2018 - Wayne Beacham

2017 - David Fasbender
2016 - Norm Wesley
2015 - John Motley
2014 - David Williamson
2013 - Chuck Harstad
2011 - Jim Miller
2010 - Irwin Helford


Lifetime Achievement Award Recipients

Recognizes business products industry persons who, during their lifetimes, have dedicated their career, through personal and business accomplishments, to the industry

2018 - Joe Templet, Essendant
2017 - Jimmy Godwin, FSIoffice
2016 - Mike Wilbur, Navitor
2014 - Jim Hebert, Office Partners
2013 - Simon DeGroot, Independent Dealer