ACPA has recast its honorary life membership and named it in honor of Leet “Ed” Denton, retired President of Denton Enterprises of St. Clair Shores, Mich.

Ed also became the first recipient of the namesake membership category. He was presented the award during a special ceremony at the closing banquet during ACPA’s 56th annual meeting. He was also honored with a tribute video, which captured just a few highlights of his illustrious career, which began when he was 16 years old. The video also notes that he was at the very first ACPA Annual Meeting in December 1964. Click here to view the video.

Earlier this year, the ACPA board of directors approved the renaming of the ACPA Honorary Life Membership to the ACPA/Leet Denton Honorary Life Membership. Noting his more than 50 years of commitment and service to the Association, it is the ACPA board’s hope this will both recognize and convey the hard work, creativity, innovation, and boldness that were the hallmarks of Ed’s remarkable career.

Awarded selectively since 1972 and limited to no more than two selections in any given year, this special membership is presented to individuals who are retiring or have retired from ACPA member companies and have demonstrated their commitment and compassion for the industry and ACPA. Nominations are made by current members of the Board of Directors.