Richie DeMarco awarded 2018 ACSP Pioneer Award
April 1, 2018 | 10:37 am CDT
Board members of the Association of Closet and Storage Professionals (ACSP) present Richie DeMarco with its 2018 Pioneer Award.
PASADENA, Calif. - The Association of Closets & Storage Professionals (ACSP) presented Richie DeMarco, manager US market development closet segment for Richelieu Hardware, with its 2018 Pioneer Award during the Cabinets & Closets Conference & Expo, held March 27-29 at the Pasadena Convention Center.
According to the association, the Pioneer Award is meant to “acknowledge contributions to the closet industry that are visionary, out of the box and exhibit a willingness to face risk in bringing value to the industry.”
In a presentation during the 2018 Top Shelf Design Awards reception, ACSP board members surprised DeMarco with the coveted award, acknowledging his passionate support of the organization and industry.
Previous ACSP Pioneer Award winners have included Neil Balter, founder of California Closets; Mike Carson, Inspired Closets and inaugural president of the ACSP; Closets & Organized Storage Magazine; Charles Costa, president of Sidelines Inc. and Jeff Klein, Closet Specialists and past president of ACSP.

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Michaelle Bradford, CCI Media, is Editor of Closets & Organized Storage magazine and Woodworking Network editor. She has more than 20 years of experience covering the woodworking and design industry, including visits to custom cabinet shops, closet firms and design studios throughout North America. As Editor of Closets & Organized Storage magazine under the Woodworking Network brand, Michaelle’s responsibilities include writing, editing, and coordinating editorial content as well as managing annual design competitions like the Top Shelf Design Awards. She is also a contributor to FDMC and other Woodworking Network online and print media owned by CCI Media.