Jon Stowell Receives the 2021 Paul A. Lux Award
At a dinner attended by senior Luxco® leadership, MGP COO and President of Luxco Branded Spirits David Bratcher presented the 2021 Paul A. Lux Award to Jon Stowell, Luxco’s Northwest Division Manager responsible for territories including Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Utah and Wyoming.
Nominated by his peers, Jon received the celebrated annual award – a glass martini shaker engraved with his name – in recognition of his outstanding achievements, dedication, integrity and commitment to Luxco. Event attendee Donn Lux spoke of the award and its namesake: his father – and Luxco founder – Paul A. Lux.
Donn’s sentiments were echoed by Luxco’s Vice President of National Sales Ryan Earey: “Throughout the 39-years Jon has represented the Luxco portfolio, he has exemplified a high level of integrity and passion for the business, and he has led by example by doing what is right for the brand and the customer.”
After working as a David Sherman Company broker-partner for many years, Jon joined Luxco in 2007 and has served as Northwest Division Manager ever since. He thanked Rick Przebieda, 2019 Paul A. Lux recipient, for hiring him, for his friendship and for helping to shape his career.
Jon also took the opportunity to thank the Lux family:
“The Lux family has played a huge role in my career since my first day at our brokerage in 1983, right up to my retirement this coming year. Paul was a great leader who cared about the people who worked for him, including Luxco’s broker partners (which I was when I knew him). On my first day at Luxco, I received a card that included our mission statement. I strive to honor that mission – essentially to work hard, have fun, get the job done and do the right thing – every day.”