XBIZ Announces Retail Industry Nominees for 2016 Exec Awards

XBIZ Announces Retail Industry Nominees for 2016 Exec Awards
Ariana Rodriguez

LOS ANGELES — XBIZ is pleased to announce the 100 finalist nominees for the retail industry edition of the 2016 XBIZ Exec Awards.

Selection of nominees was based on a multitude of factors including leadership ability, business acumen, positive community influence and overall career success as submitted by industry peers via social network XBIZ.net.

The retail industry edition of the XBIZ Exec Awards will be presented at an exclusive awards ceremony during the XBIZ 2016 events series, set for Jan 12-15, at the stylish Andaz Hotel on Hollywood’s famed Sunset Strip.

The XBIZ Executive Awards recognize outstanding individuals who play a key role in the success of prominent brands. The award categories cover a range of occupations that make up the organizational chart of industry enterprises, covering business development, marketing, management, chief executives and more.

The nominees for the retail industry edition 2016 XBIZ Exec Awards are:

Business Development Executive of the Year
Colin Allerton, Adult Empire
Cheri Curry, Westridge Laboratories
Kristen Denton, Doc Johnson
Sabrina Earnshaw, Lovehoney
Austin Ferdinand, CalExotics
Zach Goode, Electric EEL
Adam Hasner, Evolution Distribution
Briana Honz, Pipedream
Autumn O'Bryan, CNV
Eddie Romero, Vibratex

Brand Ambassador of the Year
Conde Aumann, The Screaming O
Cheryl Flangel, Pipedream Products
Kathryn Hartman, Nasstoys
Ray Hayes, Lovehoney
Lucy Vonne D'Olimpio Kendrick, Evolved Novelties
Nicole McCree, Classic Erotica
Tori Parker, We-Vibe
Cassie Pendleton, Wicked Sensual Care
Emily Silva, Sportsheets
Robin Stewart, Jopen

Marketing Executive of the Year
Patty Callahan, LELO
Scott Dantis, Williams Trading
Heather Feingold, Honey's Place
Josh Le Duff, CalExotics
Patrick Lyons, Eldorado
Molly Murphy, JimmyJane
Gideon Perez, The Screaming O
Rob Reimer, Perfect Fit Brand
Joanne Queenin, Sportsheets
Kristen Tribby, Fun Factory USA

Senior Leadership Award
Adam Grayson, Evil Angel
Brian Herbstman, ECN
Hui Newnham, The Screaming O
Loren Levy, Classic Erotica
Robert Rheaume, JimmyJane
Colin Roy, Sliquid
Steve Sav, Pipedream Products
Kyle Tutino, Honey's Place
Frederic Walme, Fun Factory USA
Jackie White, CalExotics

Progressive Leadership Award
Jerry Estrada, Exquisite Multimedia
Daniel Freedman, Pink Cherry
Andy Green, XGEN Products
Joel Kaminsky, Good Vibrations
Kevin Mirarchi, Shibari
Brian Shubin, Fleshlight
Scott Taylor, New Sensations
Tres, SpareParts
Inga Van Riper, Honey's Place
Scott Watkins, Doc Johnson

Chief Executive of the Year
Chris Bakker and Sjerk Wieffering, Eropartner Distribution
Tom Berger, Fairvilla
Susan Colvin, CalExotics
Mark Franks, Castle Megastore
Larry Garland, Eldorado
Dave Levine, CNV
Nick Orlandino, Pipedream Products
Steve Orenstein, Wicked Pictures
Justin Ross, The Screaming O
Tom Stewart, Sportsheets

Tech Leadership Award
Barry Brinberg, Novel Creations USA
Ti Chang, Crave
Brian Dunham, Ohmibod
Robin Elenga, Revel Body
Adam Lewis, Hot Octopuss
Tom Mercer, CNV
Ryan Poirier & Frank Alde, epi24
Brian Sloan, Autoblow
Toon Timmermans, Kiiroo
Erik Van Riper, Honey's Place

Community Figure of the Year
Kim Airs, Topco
Metis Black, Tantus
Coyote Days, Good Vibrations
April Lampert, Fun Factory USA
Glenn Le Boeuf, Nalpac
Emily Morse, Sex with Emily
Rob Phaneuf, Pipedream Products
Bill Pyne, Williams Trading
Sunny Rodgers, Doc Johnson
Jacky St. James, New Sensations

Businesswoman of the Year
Mara Epstein, Maia Toys
Donna Faro, LELO
Bonnie Feingold, Honey's Place
Jane Liszewski, Classic Erotica
Shay Martin, Vibratex
Karla Scott, Eldorado
Julie Stewart, Sportsheets
Lynn Swanson, Classic Erotica
Sarah Tomchesson, The Pleasure Chest
Cathy Ziegler, Kheper Games

Businessman of the Year
Steve Bannister, BMS
Steve Callow, Perfect Fit Brand
Bob Christian, Adam & Eve
Dean Elliott, Sliquid
Chuck Harnish, PHS International
Howard Levine, Exile Distribution
Moose, Girlfriends Films
Shane Nelson, SLS Specialty
Ari Suss, XR Brands
Steve Volponi, Devil’s Film