Catalog of the Year Awards
On the following pages you’ll meet the winners of the second-annual Catalog Success Catalogers of the Year awards. We’re honored to recognize the contributions these four professionals have made to the catalog industry.
This year’s winners range from an entrepreneur who sells confections made from pecans grown on her 200-acre South Carolina farm, to a retail industry dynamo who transferred her skills to the catalog arena. You’ll meet a cataloger who initially was reluctant to join the family business, but later turned it into a multi-title, national enterprise. And you’ll also read about a woman who engineered one of the greatest catalog success stories ever told. We congratulate them on their success and wish them continued prosperity.
How the Winners Were Chosen
From this past December through February, nominations from the industry were accepted from readers, catalogers, editorial advisors and industry consultants. Catalog Success editors reviewed each nomination packet and narrowed the award categories to two to five nominees each. Then a panel of three judges selected the final winners. We thank the following industry professionals for their work on this year’s judging panel:
Lois Boyle, president, J. Schmid & Associates, a catalog consulting firm;
Liz Kislik, president, Liz Kislik Associates, a catalog consulting company and a member of Catalog Success Editorial Advisory Board; and
Shep Moyle, co-owner, Stumps catalogs, and the 2002 Catalog Success Business-to-Business Cataloger of the Year.
If you’d like to nominate yourself or a colleague for next year’s Catalogers of the Year awards, please see page 58 for more information, or log onto www.catalogsuccess.com/nominate.
CONSUMER Cataloger of the Year: Ashton Harrison, president, Shades of Light
by Alicia Orr Suman
With a background in retail home furnishings, Ashton Harrison was aware of the multitude of fabulous lighting products that were available only through wholesale merchandisers. No consumer catalog existed in this market.