Tom Griffin, CPMR, Named Recipient of Ray Hall Spirit of ERA Award


March 10, 2022
Contact: Clare Kluck / Communications Director /

Tom Griffin, CPMR, Named 2021 Recipient of Ray Hall Spirit of ERA Award

The Electronics Representatives Association (ERA) has announced that Tom Griffin, CPMR, President, Catalyst Unity Solutions, is the 15th recipient of the Ray Hall Spirit of ERA Award.

ERA Chairman of the Board Chuck Tanzola and ERA President John O’Brien presented Tom Griffin, CPMR, with the 2021 Ray Hall Spirit of ERA Award at the 2022 ERA Conference in Austin, Texas.

The Ray Hall Spirit of ERA Award was established in 2004 to honor the late Ray Hall, who served as CEO of ERA for almost 40 years. The award recognizes individuals who exemplify the spirit of ERA through their commitment to serving and advancing the professional field sales (manufacturers’ representative) function.

“I am happy to present Tom with the Ray Hall Spirit of ERA Award,” said O’Brien. “ERA wants to recognize the many years of unselfish commitment Tom has given to advancing the field of electronic sales representatives.”

Upon receiving the award, Griffin said, “I am humbled and grateful for this award from my peers. I am also grateful for the many volunteers who are doing as much as me and much, much more.”

The Ray Hall Spirit of ERA Award was presented at the association’s Annual Conference on March 1, 2022, at the AT&T Conference Center in Austin, Texas. 

Previous recipients of the award, who served as judges of this year’s entries, are:

John O’Brien, Coakley, Boyd and Abbett (2020);
David Norris, Norris & Associates Inc., Hingham, Mass., (2018);
Chuck Tanzola, CPMR, Fusion Sourcing Group, Edison, N.J. (2017);
Dan Parks, CPMR, West Electronic Solutions, Inc., Costa Mesa, Calif. (2016);
Bob Evans, CPMR, EK Micro, Rolling Meadows, Ill. (2014);
Bob Walsh, CPMR, Coakley, Boyd and Abbett, Inc., Framingham, Mass. (2013);
Bill Herold, CPMR, Conquest Technical Sales, Thousand Oaks, Cal. (2012);
Carol Cohen, CC Electro Sales, Inc., Indianapolis, Ind. (2011);
Kathie Cahill, CPMR, of Net Sales Company, Victor, N.Y. (2009);
Paul Nielsen, CPMR, of Brainard-Nielsen Marketing, Elk Grove Village, Ill. (2008);
Bruce Scoggin, CPMR, of Electro-Rep Associates, Charlotte, N.C. (2007);
Mark Conley of O’Donnell Associates North, San Jose, Cal. (2006); and
Mark Motsinger, CPMR, of Wallace Electronic Sales, Kernersville, N.C. (2005).

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