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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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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Recent GPLA Awards Ceremonies
The consummate expression of respect among GPLA members, the Hermann C. Henssler, Jr. Award is presented to the member who has made exceptional contributions to the growth of the association. For 2016, Ed Fitzgerald (right) presents the Henssler Award to Paul Kline.