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Awards of excellence

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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PMA Science & Technology Circle of Excellence Award 

The PMA Science & Technology Circle of Excellence Award recognizes individuals or organizations that solve business challenges within the produce or floral industries through the application of scientific and technological advancements to create better products, processes or value to customers.

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

2018 Science and Technology Circle of Excellence Award

We would like to congratulate Tanimura & Antle’s PlantTape, the winner of the the Science and Technology Circle of Excellence 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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