I extend my warmest congratulations to Ed on receiving the well-deserved Person of Vision Award. This honor is a testament to his outstanding contributions to our industry and unwavering commitment to innovation and excellence.

Ed’s leadership has not only shaped the landscape of our industry but has also been a source of inspiration and transformation in my own life and many others. His ability to foresee opportunities, navigate challenges, and drive positive change has left an indelible mark on all those fortunate enough to work alongside him.

Personally, Ed has been a true life-changer for me. I first met Ed at Vision Expo many moons ago and after just a few interactions he told me that I always had a home at GPN if I ever wanted it. Ed saw something in me that I didn’t see in myself. Through his mentorship, guidance and example he has been instrumental in shaping my professional career.

Ed, as you receive this prestigious award, please know that it is a reflection of the profound impact you have had on our industry and the lives of those fortunate enough to know and learn from you. May this recognition serve as a reminder of the positive change you have brought about and the countless lives you have touched.

Once again, congratulations on this well-deserved achievement. I am honored to have had the opportunity to witness and be influenced by your remarkable vision and leadership.