John J. Shalam

The National Consumer Technology Division of the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) civil rights organization held its annual Awards Tribute & Dinner Dance at New York City’s Grand Hyatt Hotel Nov. 10. The group presented its Lifetime Achievement Award to Voxx International founder and chairman John J. Shalam.  The American Heritage Award was bestowed on Dennis L. May, CEO of hhgregg.  The Patricia Rienzi Legacy Award went to Todd Bradley, executive vice president of Printing and Personal Systems, at HP.   Here are some snapshots from the event. (Photos: Nancy Klosek)

“Think about China like an entrepreneur that works sixteen hours a day and never goes out to the opera or spends time with his family. As the company grows, though, he hires more people and as more time to develop his quality of life. That’s what will happen in China. They’re a major world power, but in many ways it’s still operating like a developing country. Everyone here is driven to make money.” -John J. Shalam, Founder and Chairman of the AudioVox Corporation, who first started visiting China in 1963.

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