Industry Members Honored at RPMDA

Alfred Music's Ron Manus, NAMM's Eric Ebel and Barenreiter Music's Petra Woodfull-Harris were honored at the Retail Print Music Dealer's Association's 41st annual convention held April 25-29 in Atlanta.

Alfred Music's Chief Business Development Officer, Ron Manus, was the recipient of the 2017 Dorothy Award, RPMDA's highest honor.

The Dorothy Award is an award named for Dorothy Hutchinson, former executive secretary/treasurer and charter member of RPMDA. Candidates are nominated by current RPMDA members and the honoree is selected by a committee comprised of past Dorothy winners.

Ron Manus, Alfred, the Dorothy Award

"I am never speechless, but winning the Dorothy Award has come close to achieving the impossible," Manus said after receiving the Dorothy.

"This award was given to me, but it belongs to Alfred Music and to all of us. I am the person people see at conventions as our 'brand ambassador,' but so much of what I do, communicate and represent, is because of the people of Alfred Music, both present and past."

Eric Ebel, NAMM, Sandy Feldstein Service Award (Pictured with Christie Smith)

Eric Ebel, senior projects manager at NAMM, received the 2017 Sandy Feldstein Service Award on behalf of NAMM for his ongoing support.

Petra Woodfull-Harris, Barenreiter Music, Don Eubanks Award (Pictured with Don Eubanks)

The 2017 Don Eubanks Publisher Representative Award was presented on behalf of RPMDA's dealer members to Petra Woodfull-Harris, sales and marketing manager for North America at Barenreiter Music.

The Don Eubanks Award was established in 2011 to honor a publisher member sales representative for excellence and outstanding service to RPMDA dealer members, as well as to commemorate founding member and Dorothy Award winner Don Eubanks.