ADL to Honor Grand Appliance’s Reckling

By Alan Wolf

Mark Reckling, president of BrandSource member Grand Appliance & TV, will receive the Anti-Defamation League’s (ADL’s) American Heritage Award at the organization’s National Consumer Technology Industry Award Gala in November.

Reckling, who built his family’s business from a single shop in Waukegan, Ill., into a 22-showroom chain spanning four states, will join a distinguished group of honorees including former Samsung President/CEO Tim Baxter, LG Electronics Senior VP John Taylor, and IBM’s Chief Technology Officer Bridget Karlin.

According to the ADL, Reckling’s American Heritage Award honors business leaders who represent “the very best of our democratic society for their inspiration, involvement and leadership in helping to build a just and enlightened society.” Recipients “personify the ideals of the nation and the spirit of the ADL,” said the group, whose mission is to put an end to bigotry and discrimination.

The ceremony, to be held at New York’s Ziegfield Ballroom on Nov. 9, will mark BrandSource’s second American Heritage Award since 2016, when AVB|BrandSource CEO Jim Ristow was similarly honored, and the third since 2014, when AVB’s Chief Technology Officer John White was recognized.

The annual event draws a who’s who of tech industry luminaries and raises funds to support the 106-year-old ADL in its quest to “secure justice and fair treatment to all.”

For more information visit www.adl.org/consumer-tech.

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