Co-founder LaDorna Eichenberg, CEO Kristin Highberg and the Sizzix eclips2 honored at Stevie Awards New York gala dinner
LAKE FOREST, Calif. (Nov. 18, 2014) – Ellison® Educational Equipment, Inc., the market leader and pioneer in die-cutting, is proud to announce that its familial leadership legacy of co-founder LaDorna Eichenberg and Chief Executive Officer Kristin Highberg have won Silver and Bronze Awards respectively at the 11th Annual Stevie® Awards for Women in Business for their individual business achievements. The Stevie Award winners were announced during a gala event at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York on November 14.
The Stevie Awards for Women in Business honor women executives, entrepreneurs, employees and the companies they run – worldwide. The Stevie Awards have been hailed as the world’s premier business awards.
Eichenberg is a Silver Stevie Winner in the Lifetime Achievement – Business – All Other Industries category, while Highberg is a Bronze Stevie Winner in the Female Executive of the Year – Consumer Products – 11 to 2,500 employees category. Also selected from Ellison as a Bronze Stevie Winner is the Sizzix® eclips®2 DIY Electronic Cutter Starter Kit in the Best New Product or Service of the Year – Consumer Products category.
More than 1,200 entries were submitted this year for consideration in more than 90 categories, including Executive of the Year, Entrepreneur of the Year, Women Helping Women and Communications Campaign of the Year.
“It is an honor to have Ellison recognized in three different categories for our various accomplishments in the consumer sector,” said Kristin Highberg, Chief Executive Officer. “My grandmother built this company to create innovative, useful products and I am proud to continue inspiring the next generation of crafters.”
To learn more about the Stevie Awards for Women in Business and view the list of winners in all categories, visitwww.StevieAwards.com/Women.
About Ellison Educational Equipment Inc.
Since 1977, Ellison Educational Equipment, Inc. has been the recognized global leader of die-cutting machines, die-cutting products and shape-cutting accessories for the education market. The company was founded by an educator and has built its reputation developing high-quality, reliable die-cutting machines, products and accessories, coupled with innovative teaching principles that support all subject matters and grades K-12. For more information about Ellison Educational Equipment and its standards-based curriculum, please visitwww.EllisonEducation.com.
Launched in 2001, Sizzix is a division of Ellison Educational Equipment Inc., the market pioneer and leader of die-cutting machines and accessories. Through its portfolio of die-cutting machines and die-cutting products, Sizzix leverages Ellison’s 37 years of proven manufacturing and technology heritage to empower creativity among its customer base with new and innovative products. Sizzix is a recognized global brand that can be found in over 100 countries and in major and specialty retailers. For more information on Sizzix and its line of craft-inspiring products, please visit www.Sizzix.com/home.
About The Stevie Awards
Stevie Awards are conferred in six programs: the Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards, the German Stevie Awards, The American Business Awards, The International Business Awards, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business, and the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service. Honoring organizations of all types and sizes and the people behind them, the Stevies recognize outstanding performances in the workplace worldwide. Learn more about the Stevie Awards at www.StevieAwards.com.
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