About Shop!

In October 2015, the Association for Retail Environments (A.R.E.) merged with Point of Purchase Advertising International (POPAI) to become Shop! Environments Association.

Established in 1936, POPAI was a not-for-profit association for the in-store marketing industry. International in scope, its membership was made up of leading retailers, CPGs, brand agencies, producers and educators committed to relevant shopper marketing research and education.

A.R.E. was established in 1956 as the National Association of Store Fixture Manufacturers. The association merged with the National Association of Display Industries (NADI) in 2001 and assumed administration of the Planning and Visual Education Partnership (PAVE) in 2006.

Based in Hollywood, Fla., Shop! association provides research, education and networking to more than 1,400 member companies and affiliates globally.

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2018 Shop! Officers


Joel Katterhagen
B+N Industries
1409 Chapin Avenue, 2nd Floor
Burlingame, California 94010

Vice Chairman

Bruce Barteldt
5815 Westpark Drive
Charlotte, North Carolina 28217

Past President

Richard Nathan
2800 Golf Road
Rolling Meadows, IL 60008
2016 – Nov. 2018

Executive Director

Todd Dittman
Shop Environments Association
4651 Sheridan Street, Suite #470
Hollywood, FL 33021


Mike Schliesmann
Great Northern Instore
395 Strobe Road
Appleton, WI 54914

Shop! Team

Senior Leadership Team

Todd Dittman, Executive Director

Leslie Melvin, VP Finance

Global Development

Leo van de Polder, MaRC
Global Development Director,
Global Education Manager,
General Manager POPAI Benelux
+31 (0)6 5108 2565

Publisher / Editorial

Jo Rossman
LEED AP ID+C, Editor

Education & Research

Madeline Baumgartner, MaRC
Director of Education & Research


Scott Savodnik
Director of Membership


Dash Nagel
Managing Director, PAVE

Events & Meetings

Matt Riley
Senior Director of Events

Marketing & Communications

Karin Pryor
Director of Marketing

Sales: Advertising & Sponsorship

Susan Kimelman
Director of Advertising &
Sponsorship Sales

Global Reach

Retailing is a global business and Shop! serves the global retailing community with members from 30 different nations.  Through our global awards, international events, exclusive research and reports, and comprehensive professional development resources, Shop! is committed to advancing the retail industry around the world.


North America

United States & Canada

Steven Weiss, CEO
email: sweiss@shopassociation.org
website: www.shopassociation.org


South America


María Teresa Codolosa, Manager
email: countrymanager@popai.com.ar
website: www.popai.com.ar


Raquel Strojsa, Manager
email: raquel@popaibrasil.com.br
website: www.popaibrasil.com.br




Petra Zientek, Secretary
email: zientek@popai.de
website: www.popai.de


Leo van de Polder, Manager A.I.
email: lpolder@shopassociation.org
website: Under Construction

Czech Republic

Daniela Krofianova, Manager
email: dkrofianova@popai.cz
website: www.popai.cz


Sandrine Jean, Manager
email: sj@popai.fr
website: www.popai.fr


Petra Zientek, Secretary
email: zientek@popai.de
website: www.popai.de


Ildiko Kaatai, Manager
email: ildiko.katai.popai@gmail.com
website: www.popai.hu

Ireland, United Kingdom

Phil Day, Managing Director
email: phil@popai.co.uk
website: www.popai.co.uk


Leo van de Polder, Manager A.I.
email: lpolder@shopassociation.org
website: Under Construction


Leo van de Polder, Manager A.I.
email: lpolder@shopassociation.org
website: Under Construction


Fernando Ribeiro, Manager
email: Fernando.ribeiro@popai.pt
website: www.popai.pt


Daniela Krofianova, Manager
email: dkrofianova@popai.cz
website: www.popai.cz


Ignasi Cusi, Manager
email: master@popaispain.org
website: www.popaispain.org


Petra Zientek, Secretary
email: zientek@popai.de
website: www.popai.de


Volkan Keskinoglu, Manager
email: vkeskinoglu@popaitr.com
website: Under Construction



South Africa

Josephine Tshabalala, Manager
email: jo@popai.co.za
website: www. poppa.co.za




Cherry Chen, Manager
email: chen@shopassociation.org
website: Under Construction


Jubilee Cardozo, Manager
email: info@popai.in
website: www.popai.in


Anna Lebedeva, Manager
email: pr@popairussia.com
website: www.popairussia.com



Australia, New Zealand

Carla Bridge, Manager
email: carla@popai.com.au
website: www.popai.com.au

Board of Directors & Councils

Chris Bull

Francisco De Jesus
Universal Display & Fixtures

Mike Haddon
American Installation Companies

John Jaffke
DJ Jaffke Consulting

Ellen Johnson
Noa Brands

Cindi Kato

Lynn Knutson
RCS Innovations

Teri Mascotti
Mascotti Strategies

David Mueller
EMI Industries LLC

Ed Tchai
Tchai International

Rachel Zsembery
Bergmeyer Associates

Steve Varon
Crown Metal Manufacturing Company

Executive Director

Todd Dittman

Education Council
Council works to build a course structure that delivers better certification and standards for improving our value and therefore success. This effort will result in our members being recognized globally as best qualified in their field. Success here will lead to higher talent levels for our members on all fronts.

Council Members
Cindi Kato, Board Liaison
Melissa Campbell, Staff Liaison
Madeline Baumgartner, Staff Liaison
Frank Quix, Council Chair
Open, Council Vice Chair

Research Council
Council works to position Shop! as the world’s leading Retail Think Tank. We will establish ourselves as the most accurate, credible resource for predictive analytics regarding the evolving shopper experience.

Council Members
Teri Mascotti, Board Liaison
Open, Board Liaison
Madeline Baumgartner, Staff Liaison
Todd Dittman, Staff Liaison
Kevin Tierney, Council Chair
Lauren McGing, Council Vice Chair

Industry Future Council
Council strives to bring the next generation of talent into our industry and association with PAVE playing a significant role. Also, work to encourage more diversification in our membership, board and strategic leadership councils. The result of this strategic direction (essential to our future success) will be membership and board participation that better reflects the world we live and work in.

Council Members
Denis Gibney, Board Liaison
Chris Bull, Board Liaison
Dash Nagel, Staff Liaison
Karen Benning, Staff Liaison
Myra Vaughn, Council Chair
Open, Council Vice Chair

Producer Council
Council works to ensure producer members are engaged in tangible opportunities proving the value of the association. The Council will work to assure focus on Producer members of the association.

Council Members
Mike Haddon, Board Liaison
Dave Mueller, Board Liaison
Todd Dittman, Staff Liaison
Mike Schliesmann, Council Chair
Open, Council Vice Chair

Creative Council
Council works to ensure all design and creative member segments are engaged in tangible opportunities proving the value of the association. The Council will work to further develop focus on collaborative inspiration and the design process.

Bruce Barteldt, Board Liaison
Dan Evans, Board Liaison
Todd Dittman, Staff Liaison
Jo Rossman, Staff Liaison
Cynthia Hirsch, Council Chair
Anthony Barsi, Council Vice Chair

Global Council
Council works to position Shop! as a unified Global association. As a result, we expect to bring members from around the world together to create a more connected and collaborative association through our unique channels.

Council Members
Francisco DeJesus, Board Liaison
Ed Tchai, Board Liaison
Leo Van de Polder, Staff Liaison
David Plante, Council Chair
Nicki Albrecht, Council Vice Chair

Retail Execution Ad Hoc Committee
Foster a community for those offering retail execution within Shop! membership. Help generate retail execution content as part of Shop! outputs. Composed of former WARES members.

Council Members

And More


Consolidated Glass Corp.
New Castle PA United States,


Chicago IL United States,

TIGER Drylac U.S.A. Inc.
St Charles IL United States,

Judith von Hopf Inc.
Rancho Cucamonga CA United States

CNL Mannequins
Buena Park United States,


Petro-Canada (Suncor)
Mississauga ON Canada

Sargenti Architects
Paramus NJ United States,

LUX by Synergy Products
Golden Valley MN United States,

METHOD Architects PLLC
New York NY United States

Atlanta GA United States

Eagle Mouldings
Components Supplier
Minneapolis, MN, United States
We supply aluminum, aluminum slatwall inserts, aluminum stackable slatwall.

Tukaiz LLC
Signage & Graphics
Franklin Park, IL, United States

Metro Door and Metro Service Solutions
Store Fixture Supplier
Islandia, NY, United States
Rolling and sliding security grills, rolling and perforated doors, and shutters

Compucage International LLC
Store Fixture Supplier
Mississauga, ON, Canada
Manufacture of laptop, cell phone, and computer display security

Pro-Tapes & Specialties
Materials Supplier
New Brunswick, NJ, United States
ProTapes & Specialties has been dedicated to the development and marketing of pressure sensitive tapes for use in a wide range of applications and markets for over 40 years. Founded in 1977 to service the motion picture and theatrical industries in New York City, ProTapes quickly grew to be the largest manufacturer and innovator of premium tape products designed specifically for use in the Arts & Entertainment industry in the United States.

SELF Electronics USA Corp.
Lighting Supplier
Peachtree CornersGAUnited States
Complete line of LED lighting and control systems for commercial and residential display needs

Johnson Bros. Roll Forming Co.
Components Supplier
Berkeley, IL, United States
Roll-formed metal parts; profiles, shelf panels, channels (U, C, J, hat, and box), price card mouldings, framing, lock-seam tubing, shelf stiffeners, rings, tracks, slides, rails, edgings, garment hanger rods, and brackets.

Nixon Peabody
Service Supplier
Chicago, IL, United States

Brite Frame Fabricators
Components Supplier
Bellport, NY, United States
Frame manufacturer for silicone edge (textile) graphics

Lumicor Inc.
Service Supplier
Renton, WA, United States
Translucent material encapsulating textiles, metals, papers, and foliage

Rabugino Sp.z o.o.
Store Fixture Supplier
Grodzisk, Mazowiecki, Poland

PLANiT Group
General Contractor
Saint Laurent, QC, Canada
Founded in 2003, PLANiT is continuously focused on delivering high quality, dependable general contracting services, consulting, project management and comprehensive facilities maintenance for national clients across North America. Our dedication to quality that exceeds our clients’ expectations is one of the pillars of our enduring success.

Admax Exhibit & Display Co., Ltd
Store Fixture Supplier
Pudong, Shanghai, China

Grand 3D
Signage & Graphics
Hudson, MA, United States

RX Music
Equipment Supplier
Los Angeles, CA, United States
Provides background music for instore and scent delivery.

Circle Visual Inc.
Store Fixture Supplier
Carlstadt, NJ, United States
Since 1958, Circle Visual has been creating custom solutions for Visual Merchandisers and Store Designers. Your resource for the largest selection of fabrics and trim, cut & sewn products, upholstery, jewelry displays, custom props & décor. Serving a wide range of clients from luxury retailers to international specialty brands, Circle Visual excels at high quality, high design, rapid prototypes and speed to market. We will bring your vision full circle for one store … or one thousand stores!

Abstracta by Consort
Store Fixture Supplier
Kalamazoo, MI, United States
Consort Display Group is a global, design oriented, manufacturer. Founded in 1983 by our President, architect Roger Lepley, AIA, Consort started as Kalamazoo Banner Works (KBW). At the time, we were designing and printing light pole banners and manufacturing banner brackets and mounting hardware for companies and local communities to help them attract attention and enhance their downtown’s and shopping districts.

Presto Tape
Service Supplier
Bensalem, PA, United States

Shenzhen Kerchan Technology Co., Ltd
Signage & Graphics
Bao’an District Shenzhen, Guangdong, China
Shenzhen Kerchan Technology Co., Ltd. – the factory of Digital Signage is one of the Top 10 of one stop digital signage. We manufacture, assembly, test, warehousing and delivery of Advertising & Branding solution, indoor & outdoor LCD Display, Commercial use Tablet, custom kiosks.

Shenzhen Le Shi Bo Technology Co. Ltd. (Refee Technology Co., Ltd)
Signage & Graphics
Shenzhen, Guangdong, China

Xiamen Ateel Industry & Commercial Ltd.
Store Fixture Supplier
Xiamen, Fujian, China

H&H Graphics, LLC
Vernon Hills, IL, United States
H&H Graphics, LLC brings special effects to print and packaging. We specialize in applications such as glitter, textures, fragrances (scratch n’ sniff), scratch-off, spot gloss and matte UV, glow in the dark, metallics, pearls and many more. These special effects make your printed piece or package stand out and get noticed, and in today’s market that’s critical. When your piece stands out, consumers engage with it, your ROI increases and you get more out of your print spend.

Signage & Graphics
Traverse City, MI, United States
Digital and screen printing technology; capabilities include digital printing, screen printing, art and design, shipping and fulfillment, apparel, fabrication, installation, cutting, P-O-P products and displays

Binca LLC
Signage & Graphics
Doral, FL, United States

Visual Supplier
Washington, DC, United States
We offer a hand-picked selection of beautiful frames, paired together with mat styles, so you can’t go wrong. Use our simple preview tools to quickly view your art in our selections. Choose to either mail your art to our studio (we’ll send you prepaid packaging) or upload an image for us to print and frame. Our design team will craft and assemble your frame from wood mouldings, UV-filtering acrylic, and acid-free materials.

Jiree Plastic Products Co., Ltd
Store Fixture Supplier
Xiamen, Fujian, China

Shenzhen POP Cardboard Display Co. Ltd.
POP Supplier
Shenzhen, Guangdong, China

Changshu Yirunda Business Equipment Factory
Store Fixture Supplier
Changshu, Jiangsu Province, China
Shopping Trolleys, Storage cages, Shopping baskets

Dongguan Sanshang Displayed Props Co., Ltd
Store Fixture Supplier
Dongguan Guangdong, China

Parcel Pending
Security/Crowd Control
Irvine, CA, United States

Suzhou Hongye Business Equipment Manufacturing Co., Ltd
Store Fixture Supplier
Suzhou Jiangsu, China

The Mosaica Group
Equipment Supplier
Sussex, WI, United States
Sell printing equipment to signage and graphics suppliers and distributors

Origin LLC
POP Supplier
Burbank, CA, United States

Mapal Plastics
Materials Supplier
Mevo Hamma, Israel
Polypropylene-foams (EPP) used for packaging and printing

Panel DS LLC
Components Supplier
North Miami BeachFLUnited States

Innovative Laminations Company, Inc.
Materials Supplier
New Bern, NC, United States

Lighting Supplier
Orlando, FL, United States

Kuray LLC
POP Supplier
Charlotte, NC, United States

Materials Supplier
Nekoosa, WI, United States

EclipseCorp LLC
Signage & Graphics
Gahanna,OH, United States
Full-service commercial video and photography studio, high-end retouching and digital pre-press studio, and grand-format custom digital printing facility; provided through family of three separate companies— Eclipse Studios, PageOne Productions, and Solar Imaging—that work as partners with clients.

Energetic Retail
Educational Facilty
Minneapolis, MN, United States
Energetic Retail is a collaborative partner in creating an experience to ENGAGE, INSPIRE, & IGNITE shoppers to love your brand.

Harvest Creative
Advertising Agency
Memphis, TN, United States

Fixture Displays LLC
Store Fixture Supplier
Downers Grove, IL, United States
Wood, metal, acrylic, and multi-material design

Eastman Graphics
Signage & Graphics
Santa Rosa, CA, United States

WS Display
Visual Supplier
Carlsbad, CA, United States

Shop! History

Established in 1956 with 38 charter members, the organization began as the National Association of Store Fixture Manufacturers. Membership grew slowly in the early years, but exploded in the 1990s following the implementation of the association’s first strategic plan. Originally restricted to manufacturers of wood store fixtures, the association gradually came to encompass industry suppliers, other types of fixture providers, and retail designers. This evolution prompted a name change in 2007 to the Association for Retail Environments.

The association has moved its headquarters to various locations throughout its history, including Hollywood, FL, where its office was largely furnished and installed by members. During this time, its reach extended internationally, with members in more than 30 countries all over the world. Run by members for members, the association has seen 31 presidents, as the volunteer leadership is designed to rotate. Staffing has been headed by a succession of four executive directors over the years. The association merged with the National Association of Display Industries (NADI) in 2001 and assumed administration of the Planning and Visual Education Partnership (PAVE) in 2006.

On Oct. 2, 2015 A.R.E. merged with Point of Purchase Advertising International (POPAI). The combined new association provides expanded services, including research, education and networking to approximately 2,000 member companies on six continents.

stands for Planning and Visual Education

The association’s mission is to connect students, educators, and professionals who support the retail industry in a vibrant, meaningful, and mentoring format.

PAVE Mission

  • Provide students with financial support and industry exposure
  • Connect educators and industry professionals ~ enriching curricula and
    encouraging industry dialogue
  • Provide retail industry businesses with new, qualified talent and encouraging reciprocal investment in PAVE
  • Ensure the future viability of retail industry by investing in the next generation of leaders

PAVE Vision
PAVE is a vital and effective organization that enables young talent to build successful careers in all aspects of the retail industry. Our vision is to cultivate students and educators through financial assistance, top industry thinking, inspiration and mentorship.

For more information and to get involved, go to paveglobal.org

Mr. David Brink
Mr. Jerry Fox
Mr. Robert Reeve Frackelton
Mr. Jack Hale
Mr. David Abramson
Mr. Earl Abramson
Mr. Joseph I. Adler
Mr. Ralph Adler
Mrs. Lori Ali
Mr. P. Jan Anstatt
Mr. Keith Arndt
Mr. Walter Ash
Mr. W.F. Aschinger, Jr.
Mr. Elliott J. Axelrod
Mr. Donald Baker
Mr. Douglas Ballinger
Mr. George F. Barnes
Mr. Joel A. Baum
Mr. Sol Berger
Mr. Carl Bergmann
Mr. Joseph P. Berhalter
Mr. Steven Bergquist
Mr. Cecil Besselleau
Mr. Charlie Blecker
Mr. Gene Bokor
Mr. John L. Bourquin
Mr. Kenneth J. Brenner
Mr. Tom Brugger
Mr. James J. Burlingame
Mr. Charles Cargill
Mr. Dick Carrigan
Mr. Rich Carrigan
Mr. Sandy Carrigan
Mr. Jerry Carter
Mr. James Cavaluzzi
Mr. Corky Chapman
Mr. Don P. Christensen
Mr. Fred C. Clarke
Mr. M. D. Cloud
Mr. Gerald A. Conway
Mr. Roy Crocker
Ms. Barbara Daugherty
Mr. Vincent DeVita
Mr. Ronald Eckert
Mr. Andy Edelman
Mr. Jim Einstein
Mr. Donald Elmslie
Mr. Richard “Ernie” Ernest
Mr. George T. Evans
Mr. Richard Fellinger
Mr. Harry Fenster
Mr. Donald E. Ferguson
Mr. Joe Fish
Mr. Fred Fisher
Mr. Gary Forman
Mr. David L. Foster
Mr. John W. Garabrant
Mr. Denny Gerdeman
Mr. Virgil Goebel
Mr. James Goff
Mr. Robert Gorrie
Mr. Harold S. Gorschman
Mr. Edward L. Grant
Mr. Tom Harris
Mr. David E. Harrold
Mr. Lawrence Haugen
Mr. Lawrence F. Haverkost
Mr. Ken Hedrick
Mr. John Heelan
Mr. H. Aaron Henschel
Mr. Patrick J. Higgins
Mr. Patrick H. Joyce
Mr. Sam Kamin
Mr. Richard F. Kaufman
Mr. Lawrence S. Katz
Mr. Jack Keeler
Mr. Homer King
Mr. Ted Kingsford
Mr. Bill Kolb
Mr. Rudy Kral
Mr. Louis C. Krueger
Mr. Mike Lanaghan
Mr. Michael R. Lauber
Mr. Douglas B. Leeds
Mr. Richard H. Leeds
Mr. N.J. Leigh
Mr. W. Parlin Lillard
Mr. Charles F. Logie
Mr. Chris Lopin
Mr. Gordon S. Lundgren
Mr. Allen B. Marks
Ms. Andrea Martin
Mr. Frank W. Mayer
Mr. Frank G. Mayer, Sr.
Mr. Mort Mazor
Mr. William M. Mee
Mr. Gerry Molitor
Mr. Thomas V. Murphy, Sr.
Mr. Ralph Murray
Mr. Cal Myer
Mr. Richard Nathan
Mr. Walter Nathan
Mr. Joseph Palamara
Ms. Janet Paris
Mr. Henry T. Parker
Mr. Ted Parker
Mr. Tim Parker
Ms. Roberta A. Peters
Mr. Paul Pinkus
Mr. WP “Red” Pluth
Mr. Harry S. Purnell, Jr.
Mr. Phil Renzoni
Mr. Roger Rex
Mr. Joseph T. Ricci
Mr. Robert M. Rieder
Mr. T. Edward Roddy
Mr. C.B. Rollins, Jr.
Mr. Walter Roosli
Mr. Karl Roth
Mr. A.S. Rovak
Mr. Albert S. Saia
Mr. John A. Sakaley III
Mr. Lloyd Sauer
Mr. J. Anton Schiffenhaus
Mr. John Schlegel
Mr. Jim Schubert
Mr. Jack Scriba
Mr. Thomas H. Sculthorpe
Mr. Dewees F. Showell
Mr. George Silvestri
Mr. Bill Smith
Mr. Robert Snediker, Sr.
Mr. Bob Staada
Mr. O.H. Stark
Mr. Ralph W. Stern
Mr. Paul Storin
Mr. Richard Stolls
Mr. Frank Stulik
Mr. Howard Stumpf
Mr. E.C. Swift
Mr. Mike Sybilrud
Mr. O. Morley Tanney
Ms. Ethel Taub
Mr. Julius R. Teich
Mr. Budd Thalenfeld
Mr. David R. Thalenfeld
Mr. Chester L. Thomson
Mr. Lawrence Thornton
Mr. Dave VanderWaal
Mr. Carl Wamser
Mr. Bruce Watson
Mr. Donald J. Weber
Mr. Karl Weber
Mr. Richard Winter
Mr. Kurt Witzel
Mr. Walter R. Whiteman
Mr. W.S. Wyckoff
Mr. Bruce Young III
Mr. Edward Zarucha
  • Teri Mascotti, Principal of Mascotti Strategies
  • Christiana Howard-Ritchie, Account Director at Artisan Complete
  • Vonda Howell, Vice President of Operations at Trion Industries
  • Nancy Jackson, President of Architectural Systems
Mr. Kevin Tierney
Mr. Peter Kornhaber
Mr. Robert Reeve Frackelton
Mr. Bob Zanotti
Ms. Roberta Perry
Mr. Keith Arndt
Ms. Connie Pollex, MaRC
Mrs. Mary Westerhaus
Ms. Michelle Adams
Mr. William Gerba
Mr. Michael Heneghan
Ms. Barbara Daugherty
Mr. Matt Nelson
Ms. Diana Campbell
Mr. Jeff Sheets
Mr. Guy Vaughn
Mr. Jack Briggs
Ms. Terri Phillips Grosch
Mr. Richard Heyderman
Mr. Brian McCormick
Ms. Nancy Tucker
Mr. Kurt Witzel
Mr. Thomas Ujfalussy
Mr. Chris Bull, MaRC
Mr. Rick De Herder
Mr. Frederick Sklenar, MaRC
Mr. Michael H. Sybilrud
Ms. Cin