PHOENIX — GMDC on Sunday evening honored Skip Aldridge with its 2013 Lifetime Achievement Award for his service to the CPG industry and the many positions he has held in companies that have had influence with the association.
Aldridge was joined by his family at the event, through a surprise occasion that was arranged by Dave McConnell, president and CEO of GMDC.
H-E-B's Bill Anderson presents the 2013 Lifetime Achievement Award to Skip Aldridge and his wife Linda.
Aldridge has served on many advisory boards at GMDC, including the HBW board and executive committee, and has held executive positions at Pharmavite, ConAgra Foods, Del Monte, Clorox and Scott Paper. His latest venture is his own consulting company as president of Head of Sales Consulting.
"Above all his professional accomplishments, Skip is a recent cancer survivor, which gives him a unique fervor and appreciation for life, his family and other people around him," GMDC stated. "The best attribute about Skip is that he is as appreciative and caring for others now, as he was prior to his fight with cancer. Skip is a true hero with GMDC, a great friend, and deserves honor for all his accomplishments."
GMDC's Lifetime Achievement Award was created in 1994 to acknowledge the achievements of individuals who have made major contributions to mass market retailing with a focus on the general merchandise and health/beauty/wellness categories.
The Award recipients represent a cross-section of industry leaders, including wholesalers and retailers, suppliers, trade press representatives and association executives.