A-CAPP Center Recognition Awards

The A-CAPP Center recognizes individuals who have made an impact to the fight against counterfeit products and brand protection through its Pioneer Award and Brand Protection Hero Award.

The Pioneer Award recognizes individuals for their vision and service in supporting the A-CAPP Center and its mission. Recipients are selected by the Center Director with input from team members. The Brand Protection Hero Award recognizes individuals for their contribututions to brand and product protection. Recipients are selected through a nomination and selction committee process.

Nominate the best Brand Protection Professional you know for the A-CAPP Center Brand Protection Hero Award!

The award recognizes significant contribution to the field of brand protection and to combating product counterfeiting. It honors an individual who has demonstrated commitment and added value to brand protection, either by a single act or over time, in a way that exemplifies the highest standards of performance and integrity and advances the field.

Nominees may be from industry, government, academia, or other sectors of the field. Past recipients are Jack Chang (2016), chair of the Quality Brands Protection Committee, and James Kryskowiak (2017), formerly of the Raleigh Police Department.

For more information, or to nominate a candidate, please fill out the following Brand Protection Hero Form and return it to acapp@msu.edu. Nominations are due July 2, 2018.

Congratulations to our awardees!


Brand Protection Hero Award

2016: Jack Chang
2017: James Kryskowiak

Pioneer Award

2013: Rod Kinghorn and David Howard
2014: Ron Davis
2015: Brian Monks
2016: Warren MacInnis and Bruce Foucart


Congratulations to A-CAPP Center Director Jeremy M. Wilson for receiving the O. W. Wilson Award presented by the Police Section of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences (ACJS). The nationally competitive award recognizes significant contributions to police research, practice, and education. In addition to his A-CAPP Center work, Jeremy, a professor in the MSU School of Criminal Justice, has served as the director of MSU’s Program on Police Consolidation and Shared Services. Like the A-CAPP Center, this program develops and disseminates evidence-based lessons for decisionmakers, practitioners, policymakers, and scholars. Jeremy has written broadly in the areas of police administration, violence prevention, product counterfeiting, and internal security. Jeremy formally received the award for 2017 at the recent ACJS meeting in New Orleans. He is pictured below on left with Stephen Morreale (center), police section chair, and Rob Warden (right) of SUNY-Albany, winner of the 2018 award.