Charlotte, North Carolina - Raymond (Ray) Malkiewicz of Wickline Bedding Co., and Sanford (Sandy) Van Dyke, president of Interwoven Group, were honoured for exemplary service 9 March at an ISPA (International Sleep Products Association) EXPO 2010 industry breakfast meeting in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Malkiewicz received the Russell L. Abolt Exceptional Service Award, following nomination by his peers in a career devoted to "the well-being and betterment of the bedding industry," said the ISPA announcement. He was ISPA chair in 1995, and also had roles on its Sleep Products Safety Council Board; the Finance, Nominating, and Trade Show Committees, and the Better Sleep Council.
"Ray Malkiewicz has been one of the most outstanding contributors to ISPA during his 40+ years with the association," said ISPA chair Don Wright, in the ISPA release. "He has been one of the great leaders of our industry and a great mentor to many."
Van Dyke received The Robert MacMorran Memorial Award, given by the Suppliers Council to recognise outstanding service to the mattress industry. He also has a long history of ISPA service which includes roles as the general chair of the Suppliers Council, and leadership positions on the ISPA Board of Trustees; the Finance, Tradeshow and Nominating committees; and the Membership Task Force.
"Sandy embodies the spirit of hard work, dedication and partnership in the bedding industry," noted Wright. "He has extraordinary personal integrity, and a tremendous amount of dedication towards ISPA," said Wright.