According to the ACP, “the award is designed to recognize an industry professional who has succeeded within his or her own organization and inspired change and growth within the coupon promotion industry.” Introduced in 1998, there have been 12 recipients, among which included Diane DuBois of Nestle USA, Carl Bisson of General Mills, Don King of Procter & Gamble and MaryAnn Pindulic of Unilever. Ron thanked the audience and stated he was honored that he and RPR are included with these other industry leaders, but then quickly added that they were all now retired, however, he is “not ready yet”.
RPR located in Blairstown, New Jersey and was founded in 1994. Their services are coupon processing for retailers, deduction management for manufacturers and consulting. RPR has been a member of ACP since 1994. Ron has served on the Board since 1995, held several executive positions including President in 2003 and 2004, and currently is Chairman of the Guidelines Committee.