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Ken Von Wald Presented Kirk L. Brimley Distinguished Service Award

Alexandria, VA - April 22, 2017 -- Ken Von Wald, president and CEO of Denco Sales in Denver, was presented the Kirk L. Brimley Distinguished Service Award at ISA International Sign Expo 2017. The International Sign Association presents the award each year to a leader who has made significant contributions to the sign, graphics and visual communications industry. 

Ken Von Wald

Ken Von Wald

Von Wald was honored for his service to ISA, the Sign Research Foundation (SRF) and the National Association of Sign Supply Distributors (NASSD), all of which he served as board chair. Von Wald also participated in numerous ISA committees and continues to be an active presence and advisor. His tenure as board chair at each association was marked by significant restructuring and realignment, which allowed each to grow significantly while enhancing contributions to the broader industry.

“Ken has devoted many hours to helping the industry excel,” said ISA Chairman of the Board Jeff Young, who presented the award to Von Wald at a special reception. “His leadership of ISA laid the groundwork for ISA to be the strong, relevant organization it is today. Thanks to his commitment, the professionalism of those who work in the sign, graphics and visual communications industry has increased through education. Advocacy on behalf of the industry has led to a greater respect for our products and services.”

Von Wald noted that serving in volunteer capacities for organizations like ISA, SRF and NASSD was an investment of time, but one that paid off in his own professional development. “My skills were enhanced through involvement in ISA,” Von Wald said. “In a small business, you can make decisions and go forward. Serving on ISA taught me to think through complex issues in a more inclusive manner and on a broader scale. That’s something I still use within my business.”

Von Wald joins a list of legends of the sign, graphics and visual communications industry. Visit to see the list of previous honorees.

About ISA International Sign Expo
ISA International Sign Expo is the on-premise sign and visual communication industry’s largest expo. Held each spring, the event features the latest products that showcase the breadth of the sign and visual communications industry along with education and networking events. The event has been named to the Trade Show News Network’s List of Top 250 Trade Shows and ranked in the Top 100 Largest Events by Trade Show Executive three consecutive years. Learn more at

About ISA

The International Sign Association (ISA) represents manufacturers, suppliers, and users of on-premise signs and sign products from the United States and 60 countries around the world. ISA and its Affiliated Associations work to support, promote, and improve the worldwide sign and visual communications industry, which employs more than 200,000 American workers and has an economic impact of $37.5 billion. ###

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