Employee Recognition Award


As the International Association of Ice Cream Distributors and Vendors continues to grow in membership and influence, it is important to encourage and promote key principals of goodwill, professionalism, excellence, safety and dedication to customer service within our organizations. The goal of this new program is to recognize employees who live these principals and reflect a positive image of our industry through exceptional customer service and/or safety habits. If you have an employee worthy of this award who meets the criteria below, please consider nominating him or her.


  • The organization must be an IAICDV member in good-standing.
  • The organization may only nominate one employee per year
  • The nominee cannot be a family member of ownership/management.

How will the winner be awarded?

The winner will be invited to attend the IAICDV Annual Convention where he or she will be recognized with an engraved plaque at the Awards Banquet. The winner's full convention registration fee, hotel accommodations and travel expenses will be paid for by the IAICDV. The association will also invite the winner to bring one guest to attend the Awards Banquet on Wednesday, November 15, 2017. The guest's banquet fee and travel expenses will be paid for as well.

Nominations for the 2018 Employee Recognition Award will open January 2018.

Congratulations to Our 2017 Award Winner!

Heidi Schimpf, Moonie Icy Tunes

Heidi Schimpf is a 22-year-old Washington native who has been working with Moonie Icy Tunes since 2012. She is currently a student midwife at Bastyr University. When she is not serving ice cream, or at school, Heidi loves to travel and is an avid rock climber. Heidi's favorite part about working with Moonie Icy Tunes is being able to meet all kinds of people and explore different parts of the beautiful Pacific Northwest! Heidi is unbelievably surprised and honored to be nominated for the International Association of Ice Cream Vendors and Distributors Employee Recognition Award! 


Heidi receiving her award at the 2017 Awards Banquet.

(Left to right: Michelle Barton, IAICDV President, Sharon Crosetto, owner, Moonie Icy Tunes, Heidi Schimpf, Eduardo Navarro, Chairman, Scholarship Committee)


Past Award Recipients

Click here to view past winners of the Employee Recognition Award.

The IAICDV would like to thank Great Dane for partnering with our Association to
make this award program possible!