Russell Abolt Exceptional Service Award
The Exceptional Service Award is selected by the ISPA Board of Trustees and is the highest honor bestowed on an individual member on behalf of the International Sleep Products Association. It is presented biennially during the ISPA EXPO trade show, to maximize the industry’s focus on outstanding individual member achievement.
Guidelines for selection:
- any manufacturer or supplier ISPA member company representative
- length of service to ISPA
- ISPA offices held, association activities involvement, etc.
- industry leadership
- community service
2016 Award Recipient – Jim Nation
Robert MacMorran Memorial Award
In 1979, the ISPA Suppliers Council created an award to recognize individuals in active pursuit of meritorious service to the sleep products industry, without regard to their professional or business affiliation.
The recognition is presented in memory of Robert MacMorran, an outstanding representative of the industry and a past Suppliers Council General Chairman.
Biennially the MacMorran Memorial Award Committee meets to consider appropriate candidates and the award is presented at the biennial ISPA EXPO. It was first presented in 1980 and has become a prestigious honor in the bedding industry.
2016 Award Recipient: Dale Carlsen, Ticket to Dream Foundation