Sarnoff wins GMDC achievment award


COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. Norton Sarnoff, president of Handi-Foil, won the Global Market Development Center’s 2008 Lifetime Achievement Award at the General Merchandise Marketing Conference Sunday in Orlando, Fla.

Sarnoff has worked in business for more than 50 years, mostly in aluminum foil products. He sold EZ POR, a company he inherited from his father, in 1979 and founded Handi-Foil in 1984. Based in Wheeling, Ill., Handi-Foil today has 700 employees and 650,000 square feet of manufacturing and distribution space.

Sarnoff was a member of GMDC’s general merchandise advisory board from 1985 to 1992, serving as the organization’s president in 1991. He has attended every General Merchandise Marketing Conference for the last 38 years.

GMDC is a trade association of General Merchandise and Health Beauty Wellness retailers, wholesalers and suppliers.

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