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Awards of excellence

PMA Science & Technology Circle of Excellence Award

Do you know of a technology that has solved business challenges within the produce and floral industry? Has it made advances to products, processes or practices?

Nominate an individual or organization for the PMA Science & Technology Circle of Excellence Award. Nominees must fall into one or more of the STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) disciplines.

Nominations close March 22nd eastern standard time.

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Tanimura & Antle's PlantTape earns PMA's Excellence Honor

2018 Science and Technology Circle of Excellence Award

Congratulations to PlantTape, the 2018 Science and Technology Circle of Excellence Award winner. Their revolutionary product created numerous efficiencies and became widely used in the industry due to its ability to help reduce labor demand, increase planting speed and shrink the environmental footprint.  

Floral Marketer of the Year Award


Floral Marketer of the Year Award

The Floral Marketer of the Year Award recognizes an individual who has demonstrated outstanding leadership skills and an uncommon commitment to the mass-market floral industry. The award honors the creativity, dedication and vision of an individual who contributes to and participates in the advancement of their industry. As the trade association representing the floral industry, PMA has an inherit responsibility to recognize, celebrate and communicate the outstanding leaders who are advancing, growing and supporting the floral industry.

Robert L. Carey Leadership Award


The award is named in honor of Bob Carey, who served as the Chief Executive Officer of PMA for 38 years, from 1958 to 1996. Bob provided the leadership and vision that grew the organization from near bankruptcy to an annual budget of $8 million, from 100 members to 2,700. The annual award will honor one individual who has demonstrated outstanding leadership skills and an uncommon commitment to PMA and the fresh produce and floral industries.

 

Bryan E. Silbermann Collaboration Award


The award is named in honor of Bryan Silbermann, who served as the Chief Executive Officer of PMA for 20 years. Bryan’s collaborative spirit engaged and motivated others to work together to create solutions for the betterment of the fresh produce and floral industries. The annual award will honor a PMA member who has addressed an industry issue and/or challenge through collaboration in their work to advance the fresh produce and floral industries.

 

Floral Marketer of the Year Award

Carlos Oramas Winner of the 2018 Floral Marketer of the Year
2018 PMA FLORAL MARKETER OF THE YEAR AWARD WINNER

Carlos Oramas CEO and co-founder of Gems Group, Inc., received Produce Marketing Association’s (PMA) 2018 Floral Marketer of the Year award

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Robert L. Carey Leadership Award

Joe Pezzini Winner of the 2018 Robert Carey Leadership Award

2018 ROBERT L. CAREY LEADERSHIP AWARD WINNER

Joe Pezzini, president and CEO of Ocean Mist Farms, Castroville, California, received the 2018 Robert L. Carey Leadership Award

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Bryan Silbermann Award

Dave Corsi winner of the 2018 Bryan Silbermann Collaboration Award

2018 BRYAN E. SILBERMANN COLLABORATION AWARD WINNER

Dave Corsi, vice president of produce & floral for Wegmans, Rochester, New York, received the 2018 Bryan E. Silbermann Collaboration Award

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CGT Awards

Center for Growing Talent has two awards acknowledging our volunteers and leaders: the Women's Catalyst Award, and the Jay Pack Cultivating Our Future Award.

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