Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, inductions to the Canadian Hardware & Housewares Industry Hall of Fame have not taken place since 2019.  However, in this, the 40th year, the CHPTA is pleased to announce the return of induction ceremonies and the four new industry veterans that will be welcomed to the Hall of Fame during two separate receptions this November.

2023 Hall of Fame Inductees:  

  • Mr. Harry Jacobs, Currently Vice President of Sales & Marketing, Ideal Security
  • Mr. Richard Lepine, Retired Partner & Vice President, LM2 Marketing
  • Mr. Peter Stojanov, Retired Owner & President, Onward Sales & Marketing
  • Mr. Al Tulloch, Retired Owner & President, McDonald Sales

The Canadian Hardware & Housewares Industry Hall of Fame was established in 1984 to recognize the achievements of our industry’s leaders and pioneers. The CHPTA is honoured to serve as the custodian of the Hall.  Since that time, sixty-nine industry icons, inventors, business founders and builders from the retail, manufacturing and media sectors have received the honour.  To view the entire list of those previously inducted into the Hall of Fame, or the criteria to nominate someone for next year’s award, please visit https://chpta.ca/about-chpta/hall-of-fame/.

Toronto Hall of Fame Inductions Luncheon & Speaker Event

Peter Stojanov

Peter Stojanov

Al Tulloch

Al Tulloch

On November 2, 2023, two long-term sales agency leaders – Peter Stojanov and Al Tulloch will be inducted into the Hall at a luncheon & speaker event sponsored by the CHPTA at the Club House Event Space within the Royal Woodbine Golf Club, 195 Galaxy Blvd in Etobicoke (near Toronto Pearson Airport).

Following the Hall of Fame luncheon, a presentation will take place from Mishkin Berteig, Chief Scientist, Max Good, AI Coach.  Mr. Miskin will be discussing Artificial Intelligence and Use in Business.

Topic Description: Many AI tools have been available to businesses for years, but recently chatbots and other tools powered by “generative AI” have opened a new frontier for businesses. Learn about the power of these new tools such as ChatGPT, Midjourney, Claude and Max Good to dramatically improve your business results and help you create better work environments for your staff.

Further details and registration will be made available next week.  Keep an eye out for notices in your email or visit the CHPTA website for links to registration.

Montreal Hall of Fame Inductions & Industry Cocktail

Harry Jacobs

Harry Jacobs

Richard Lepine

Richard Lepine

On November 23, 2023, two more hardware industry veterans – Harry Jacobs and Richard Lepine will be inducted into the Hall of Fame at a ceremony in the Montreal area prior to the CHPTA Annual Industry Cocktail event. This event will be held at the DOCK619 event facility, 619 Rue le Breton, Longueuil, Quebec.

Again, full details and registration will be available next week.

So mark your calendars for these important dates and hopefully you will be able to come out and join us in honouring these gentlemen for their significant contributions to our industry.