At the Brand Protection Strategy Summit this week, the Pioneer Award was presented to Dr. Ed McGarrell of the MSU School of Criminal Justice. The A-CAPP Center’s Pioneer Award honors individuals who have contributed to the development of the A-CAPP Center in profound and meaningful ways.
As director of the School of Criminal Justice from 2001 to 2014, “Ed made fundamental contributions to what would eventually become the A-CAPP Center,” Wilson noted. “As industry came to MSU and began discussing product counterfeiting and the complex issues surrounding it, he saw the opportunity for the university to collaborate with industry and law enforcement and how all would benefit by working together . . . He had the insight to recognize the importance of acting, the vision to identify opportunities created by moving forward, and the tenacity to see a commitment implemented.”