This year at the Craft & Hobby Association Tradeshow 2015 the owner and founder of Ellison Educational Equipment, LaDorna Eichenberg, was honored by CHA with the 2014 Industry Achievement Award!
This amazing award is for a CHA member (individual, group and/or company) that has made a significant contribution to the growth and vitality of the craft and hobby industry as a whole.
Ellison Educational Equipment was founded in 1977 by LaDorna and since has grown so much! Sizzix is an Ellison brand of craft products and equipment that allows for inspiration and creativity for crafters, worldwide.
When Ellison began, LaDorna, a teacher at the time, and her husband, Bob Eichenberg, created one of the first die cutting machines for educational use. The Ellison Education brand of products helps teachers and many other organizations worldwide to teach students of all grade levels and subjects with die cutting technology.
In early 2000 the Sizzix brand was created! Sizzix creates die cutting craft equipment for personal use using technologies such as steel rule dies that are capable of cutting through any type of material that hefty scissors can cut. Crafters all over the world have used their Sizzix machines to create fun, beautiful and amazing craft projects such as cards, invites, home decor, fashion, quilts and so much more!
The Sizzix family has grown so much! Sizzix has a team of in-house crafters that create so many amazing projects. We also have wonderful licensed designers, like Tim Holtz, shown above with Kristin Highberg, granddaughter, and LaDorna Eichenberg, in the middle. Our licensed designers each have their very own unique style and the designs they come out with each year continue to impress us!
Luisa Guillen, shown above with LaDorna Eichenberg, is the Sizzix Distributor in Venezuela. Luisa has been a close friend and big follower of Sizzix since the early years of the brand.
Sizzix has distributors all over the world! LaDorna is shown above with Fernando Silva and his wife, María de Jesús Noguera. Fernando and María are one of our distributors in Mexico and have provided amazing support and unending enthusiasm for the Sizzix brand!
With that said, we would love for you all to join us at Ellison (and Sizzix!) in congratulating our founder and fabulous owner LaDorna Eichenberg for receiving the Industry Achievement Award for 2014 from the Craft and Hobby Association! Thank you to LaDorna for being such and incredible contribution to the Ellison and Sizzix family! And thank you to CHA for honoring Ellison, Sizzix and our founder and owner, LaDorna Eichenberg, with this award!