President and founder Susan Colvin accepted the award on behalf of the company.
"I am so happy to receive this prestigious award, especially from XBIZ, an organization that has its finger on the pulse of the industry,” Colvin said. “Our staff has worked tirelessly over the years to provide great products, packaging and the best customer service ever seen in this industry. Creating new and exciting products, and spending weeks on end traveling the world to promote and stand behind our brand ... this award is as much about our staff as it is about me.”
Throughout the years, CalExotics has garnered worldwide support from distributors, retailers and consumers alike. Innovation has been the key to the company's success, and has earned them a reputation for providing cutting-edge products with advanced features and technology.
"This is really an honor,” said Jackie White, CalExotics vice president of sales. “One that recognizes everyone at our company for all of their work and dedication. It was a lovely event, and we thank XBIZ for this recognition. I am so proud of the effort made by everyone at our company, and I am so glad co-workers Lupe Martinez (sales) and Austin Ferdinand (sales) were with us to see this ... they are out on the road working with our customers all the time."
Along with winning the biggest award of the night, Colvin was awarded the XBIZ Pioneer Award, novelty division.
"It was a great night," Lupe Martinez said, “to win Toy Manufacture of the Year and then also see Susan awarded the XBIZ Pioneer Award for her dedication and hard work. It was a thrill for all of us."