BHMA Announces 2012 Award of Excellence Recipient

Leon Wolfley of Island Pacific Distributors, Inc. honored for his commitment to builders hardware and impact on Hawaii’s construction industry

10/11/2012 - 8:00pm

BHMA Announces 2012 Award of Excellence Recipient

Leon Wolfley of Island Pacific Distributors, Inc. honored for his commitment to builders hardware and impact on Hawaii’s construction industry

New York, NY (October, 2012) – The Builders Hardware Manufacturers Association (BHMA) is pleased to announce that Leon Wolfley, founder of Island Pacific Distributors, Inc., has been selected to receive the BHMA 2012 Award of Excellence, presented annually by the association to a member of the builders hardware industry who demonstrates excellence in meeting the needs of building users, architects, contractors, manufacturers.

Leon Wolfley founded Island Pacific Distributors, Inc. over 35 years ago. Today, the company is the largest locally-owned architectural hardware distributor in Hawaii, employing over 50 people. Specializing in specification writing and hardware consulting, Wolfley’s firm distributes products from over 100 major manufacturers. A well-respected member of the architectural community, Leon served as president of the Security Hardware Distributors Association (SHDA) in 1991-1993, formerly known as the National Locksmith Suppliers Association (NLSA).

Leon Wolfley’s service to the building and architectural communities – and to the hardware manufacturing industry is unparalleled in his market.‖, said Ralph Vasami, BHMA’s Executive Director. ―Leon exemplifies the type of professional and industry colleague our members seek to recognize with BHMA’s Award of Excellence, and we’re proud to present him with the 2012 award.‖

Although Leon will not be able to attend, he will be acknowledged as the recipient of BHMA’s 2012 Award of Excellence during the CoNEXTions 2012/DHI Show at the MGM Grand Hotel in Las Vegas, NV held October 17-18, 2012.

About BHMA

The Builders Hardware Manufacturers Association (BHMA) is an industry leader in building safety and security. BHMA is the only organization accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) to develop and maintain performance standards for locks, closers, exit devices and other builders hardware. The widely known ANSI/BHMA A156 series of standards describes and establishes the features and criteria for specific types of hardware products. In addition, BHMA sponsors third-party certification of hardware products, which is a requirement for a product to bear the ―BHMA Certified‖ mark — insuring that the product meets the ANSI/BHMA standard. For more information on BHMA, please write to BHMA, 355 Lexington Avenue, 15th Floor, New York, NY, 10017 or visit the Web site at www.buildershardware.com

 

 

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