Freeman Award Winner Named by Medallion

Minneapolis — Medallion Cabinetry engineer Tyler Kunzi has been named by the company as the recipient of the “Cliff Freeman Award,” named in honor of a former company executive.

Kunzi, who has been employed by Medallion for five years, was presented with the award by Tom Cook, president of the Elkay Cabinet Division, of which the Minneapolis-based Medallion is a business unit.

Cliff Freeman was an industry pioneer who was instrumental in assisting Medallion with the purchase of Westwood Products in 1998 and in setting the stage for Medallion’s manufacturing facility in Independence, OR.

Freeman was known throughout the kitchen and bath industry for his vision, communication and leadership. He died in 2006 at the age of 76.

The Cliff Freeman Award is presented to an individual who has been “a dedicated employee, a concise communicator, a passionate, life-long learner and one who contributes to the development of teamwork,” Medallion officials said.

Medallion said it has also established an employee scholarship. Beginning this spring, employees may nominate a child or grandchild for a $1,000 scholarship. The first of these scholarships will be awarded in September, according to the company.

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