The Annual Paragon Awards, sponsored by Pentair Aquatic Systems, are presented for outstanding contributions to: Competitive Swimming, Water Polo, Competitive Diving, Aquatic Safety, Synchronized Swimming and Recreational Swimming.
Ed Kahn/Editor of Pool and Spa Living, Luxury Pools and America's Top Hot Tubs and Spas
2006 Paragon Award / Recreational Swimming
Ed Kahn, president of Manor House Publishing Co., Inc., has been promoting recreational swimming for more than a decade. The company publishes several industry-leading consumer magazines. Pool & Spa Living magazine focuses on all aspects of pool and spa ownership, including selection, poolside entertaining, safety, health benefits and family fun. Luxury Pools magazine presents the industry's premier pool designers and builders, showcasing their high-end works of aquatic art. The magazines are sold in Barnes & Noble, Borders, The Home Depot and fine bookstores throughout the United States. Combined with their websites, www.poolspaliving.com and www.luxurypools.com, the magazines reach almost two million people every year.
Based on their content and contributions to the industry, Kahn and Manor House Publishing have been honored with the Consumer Awareness Award and the Special Chairman's Award from the Association of Pool & Spa Professionals.
Before Manor House, Kahn served as the executive vice president of a consumer products Fortune 500 company and was a member of its board of directors. Previously, he owned a management consulting firm and taught graduate and undergraduate courses at Temple University and Drexel University.
Kahn has a Bachelor of Science degree from Temple, a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Detroit and has completed advanced graduate work at New York University.