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GPLA AWARDS

The GPLA Awards

Recognizing and awarding individuals that have gone above and beyond for the locksmith industry has always been at the heart of what we do at the GPLA. Below are the four awards that the GPLA presents annually.

The Philadelphia Award

In the formative years of organized locksmithing, it became apparent to the leaders of GPLA that there were some truly dedicated individuals throughout the trade who had devoted much time and effort to the advancement of the craft, not only in Philadelphia but around the world. Many of these leaders were identified. To recognize and inspire these individuals and those who would follow them, the “Philadelphia Award” was created.
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Lee Rognon Award

Is presented at various times and locations throughout the year to individuals who have fostered cooperation between associations.
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Herman Hennsler Award

This award is reserved for Members of the Greater Philadelphia Locksmiths Association who have made exceptional contributions to the growth of our Association. Named for a founder of both GPLA and ALOA, it is the consummate expression of respect by the Association for one of its own.
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Pioneer Award

The Gerald J. Connelly Jr Pioneer Award. The Gerald J. Connelly Jr. Pioneer Award has been presented to organizations or persons as recognition for their professional dedication to the locksmith industry in the categories of leadership and education.
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2021 GPLA Convention Awards

Connelly-Award-Paul-Kline-presents-it-to-Steve-Goldstein
Connelly Award presented by Paul Kline to Steve Goldstein.

Henssler Award presented by Marty Arnold to Barry Wilensky
Henssler Award presented by Marty Arnold to Barry Wilensky.

Philadelphia Award presented by Ed Fitzgerald to Phill Shearer.

Rognon Award presented by Cliff Shafer to Sven Hellwig.

Rognon Award presented by Sven Hellwig to Dan Billheimer.

GPLA Convention Awards Sept. 28, 2019

Philadephia Award presented by Cliff Shafer to Joe Cortie
Philadephia Award presented by Cliff Shafer to Joe Cortie.

 

Henssler Award presented by Maurice Onraet to Marty Arnold
Henssler Award presented by Maurice Onraet to Marty Arnold.

 

Connelly Pioneer Award presented by Ed Fitzgerald to John Treumpy and Vernon Kelley
Connelly Pioneer Award presented by Ed Fitzgerald to John Treumpy and Vernon Kelley.

 

Industry Award presented by Sven Hellwig to Lock-Lab
Industry Award presented by Sven Hellwig (L) to Lock-Lab.

 

Rognon Award presented by Marty Arnold to Tom Demont
Rognon Award presented by Marty Arnold to Tom Demont.

 

Distinguished Distributor Award presents by Paul Kline (L) to Midwest Key
Distinguished Distributor Award presented by Paul Kline (L) to Midwest Key
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