At a black-tie ceremony during ASI Chicago last night, Counselor magazine named Bill Korowitz, CEO of The Magnet Group (asi/68507), as its Person of the Year for 2015. Honored for his industry leadership, Korowitz also took home the night’s top award because he’s engineering big growth for his company – a 34% revenue increase over the past five years. Plus, seeing an opening to capitalize on the M&A trend in the ad specialty market, Korowitz even had the foresight this year to begin a capital company focused on acquiring supplier firms.
“This is the 50th year we’ve celebrated Counselor’s Person of the Year, and this evening we’re continuing that tradition by honoring a man who’s enjoyed numerous triumphs,” said Timothy M. Andrews, president and CEO of ASI. “With a potent combination of guts, brains and great timing, Bill Korowitz parlayed a love for our industry and a knack for winning into incredible success – with great humor and style. What I appreciate most, however, is that the more successful he gets, the more down to earth he seems, to his colleagues and especially to his customers.”
Counselor caught up with Korowitz during the awards ceremony to get his impressions on winning the Person of the Year award. Click here to watch the interview.