At GMDC’s recent Health Beauty Wellness Marketing Conference, Energizer Household Products’ Lou Martire, vp/trade development, was recognized with the GMDC Lifetime Achievement Award in recognition of his contributions to the industry.
“This award was developed to honor and acknowledge people who make a real difference in our industry,” said David McConnell, GMDC President and CEO.
Upon graduating from Rutgers University, Martire started working for Energizer at the age of 22. “Lou’s tenure with Energizer is pretty amazing. Forty-plus years is pretty incredible in today’s world where people move around. He was able to transition as the company transitioned… going from being a battery company to a household company, and a personal care company he never missed a beat,” added McConnell.
GMDC’s Lifetime Achievement Award was created in 1994 to acknowledge individuals who have made major contributions to mass market retailing with a focus on 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.