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Awards — Business:

  • Innovation of the Year,  SIA Trade Show (Snowsports Industries America),  Las Vegas, NV,  2008.
  • Finalist-Entrepreneur,  Peak Pitch Venture Capital Forum,  Bolton, VT,  (1-of-5 finalists),  2006.
  • Finalist-Entrepreneur,  Peak Pitch Venture Capital Forum,  Gore, NY,  (1-of-5 finalists),  2006.
  • Finalist-Entrepreneur,  Peak Pitch Venture Capital Forum,  Bolton, VT,  (1-of-5 finalists),  2007.
  • Finalist-Entrepreneur,  Peak Pitch Venture Capital Forum,  Gore, NY,  (1-of-5 finalists),  2007.
  • Finalist-Entrepreneur,  Peak Pitch Venture Capital Forum,  Sunday River, ME,  (1-of-5 finalists),  2007.
  • Outstanding Career Alumnus Award,  New England College,  Henniker, NH,  2005.
  • Chairman, Ski Binding Research Committee, ISSS (International Society Skiing Safety),  2005—2011.
  • Inventor,  Utility Patent 7,887,084 (Alpine Ski Binding Heel Unit), Assignee: KneeBinding, USPTO, USA.
  • Inventor,  Utility Patent 7,132,841 (Alpine Ski Binding Heel Unit), Assignee: KneeBinding, USPTO, USA.
  • Inventor,  Design Patent D415,768 (Flat Screen Monitor Holder),  USPTO, USA.
  • Trademark-Applicant,  'Reader's Window',   Assignee:  Howell Design, Inc.
  • Inventor,  Utility Patent 5,351,927 (Ergonomic Book Holder),  (re Reader's Window),  USPTO, USA.
  • Inventor,  Utility Patent 5,259,128 (Snowshoe Bindings),  Assignee:  Tubbs,  USPTO, USA.
  • Trademark-Applicant,  'CycleBinding',   Assignee:  CycleBinding,  USPTO, US;  France;  Canada.
  • Inventor,  Utility Patent 4,803,894 (Clipless Pedals),  Assignee:  CycleBinding,  USPTO, USA.
  • Inventor,  Utility Patent 4,640,151 (Clipless Pedals),  Assignee:  CycleBinding,  USPTO, USA.
  • ( Related foreign patents:   Canada;  European Patent Office, Munich, Germany ).
  • 'Supplier-of-the-Year', Relax-the-Back Franchise,  (Reader's Window business),  Austin, TX,  1996.
  • Finalist-Entrepreneur,  New England Venture Forum, (Reader's Window business),  Boston, MA, 1993.
  • 1st-Place Snowshoe Category,  Outside  magazine, (re Tubbs snowshoes),  1992.
  • 'Product-of-the-Year', ISPO World Trade Fair,  (re Tubbs snowshoes),  Munich,Germany,  1992.
  • 1st-Place Clipless Pedal CategoryBicycling  magazine, (CycleBinding),  1985, 86, 87.
  • 1st-Place Footwear, Racing Category,  Bicycling  magazine,  (CycleBinding),  1985, 86, 87.
  • 1st-Place Footwear, Touring Category,  Bicycling  magazine,  (CycleBinding),  1985, 86, 87.
  • 1st-Place Clipless Pedal Category,  VeloNews  magazine,  (CycleBinding),  1985, 86.
  • 'Distributor-of-the-Year', (Management Team), awarded by 'Geze GmbH',  Stüttgart, Germany,  1986.
  • Bonus-on-top-of-salary,  Geze ski binding company,  Burlington, VT,  1978—1986.
  • Sales Trainer Award,  from Skis Rossignol Canada  (training Geze sales reps),  Montréal, QC,  1983.
  • 1st-Place Pegasis Award,  consumer advertising  (copywriter*), (Geze),  Burlington, VT,  1983.
  • 1st-Place Print AwardPrint magazine,  retailer-collateral, copywriter*, (CycleBinding),  1986.
  • 1st-Place Print AwardPrint magazine,  retailer-collateral, copywriter*, (Geze),  1982.
  • 1st-Place Hatch Award,  Boston Advertising Club,  consumer advertising, copywriter**, (Geze), 1979.

* graphics performed by Michael & Giovanna Jager;  ** graphics performed by Staveros Cosmopolus.

All machine-prototyping by Tom Drake and Ernie Lauder of Midtown Machine & Tool, Colchester, Vermont.

Awards — athletic,  relating to brand development:

  • 1st-Place / Cannon Trophy Summer Series,  (Skipper, Jib-&-Main),  Lake Champlain YC,  2009.
  • 2nd-Place, Keleman Cup Summer Series  (Etchells),  (Skipper),  Lake Champlain YC,  2003.
  • 1st-Place Maxi-Team, Canadian Ski Marathon (100-mile cross-country skiing), Ottawa-Montréal, 2000.
  • Select Member,  New Hampshire Alpine Ski Team,  1976.
  • Select Member,  CanAm (NorAm) Alpine Ski Team,  1976.
  • Select Member,  CanAm (NorAm) Alpine Ski Team,  1975.
  • 5th-ranked-DH USA,  Downhill discipline of alpine ski racing  (29 FIS-points),  1976.
  • 1st-Place Team New York State,  Cross Country (running),  Fayetteville-Manlius High School,  1972.
  • 1st-Place Team New York State,  Cross Country (running),  Fayetteville-Manlius High School,  1971.
  • 1st-Place Finn Regatta,  (skipper),  Willow Bank YC,  Cazenovia, NY,  1970.
  • Select Member,  New York State Alpine Ski Team,  1969.