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

Nominated individuals must display dedication and longevity to the industry, business acumen, forthrightness and integrity while having a cooperative spirit.

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.

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

BSA established its “Lifetime Achievement” program in an effort to truly recognize and pay tribute to those individuals who have contributed so much to the business products industry.

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