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World Vision hosted the 17th Annual Crystal Vision Awards Breakfast at the Rosen Centre Hotel in Orlando, Florida, during the Kitchen and Bath Industry Show (KBIS). For the past 16 years, the Crystal Vision Awards have given World Vision a chance to honor companies and individuals who support its Storehouse of World Vision, which distributes excess building materials inventory donated by manufacturers, retailers and wholesalers to low-income families to improve housing and community facilities for low-income families.
Jim Gretina, director of retail field sales for Kohler Company, was honored with this year's Lifetime Achievement Award, given to an individual who shows support for the Crystal Vision Event and participates annually in the Storehouse.
CertainTeed, a manufacturing company that supports World Vision's Storehouse program with product donations, received this year's Crystal Vision Award. Tom Smith, president of CertainTeed's roofing division, accepted the award on behalf of the company.
Both Elkay and Mansfield received this year's Partnership Award. Both organizations partner with the World Vision Storehouse and have donated sanitary ware products to the storehouse.
David Kohler, president and CEO of Kohler Company, was this year's keynote speaker. Barbara C. Higgens, PMI CEO/Executive Director, was the master of ceremonies at the awards breakfast.