Two ETO Award Nominations for California Exotics

02.06.2014 | Los Angeles, California, USA – California Exotic Novelties is nominated for two ETO-Awards. The nominations include: Susan Colvin for Service to the Industry and the Apollo Power Stroker for Best New Male Product. California Exotic Novelties is celebrating its 20th anniversary which underscores Colvin’s contribution to the industry over the past two decades as a renowned female toy producer.

Coming from a time when video dominated the marketplace, Susan Colvin and the team at California Exotic Novelties revolutionized the way pleasure products are made and marketed across the industry. Her goal then, as it is today, is to make toys that are reliable, innovative, and made with the consumer in mind.

Among the contributions of Colvin are some “famous firsts” like: introducing feminine colors like pink and purple, creating a remote-control egg-style vibrator, advertising and follow up with manufacturer warranties through Vibetronics, introducing eco-friendly, solar powered toys to the market, having an all-women product development team, and many more innovations and novelties. ETO Awards Conform to EU directives. California Exotic Novelties was an early adapter of RoHS and WEEE standards for motors, though there was no requirement to do so in the in USA.
Have sales staff travel on the road, visiting stores and customers—and they still do it today. Susan Colvin, President and CEO of California Exotic Novelties, says, “I’m honored to be nominated, especially on the 20th anniversary of the company. It is the people here at CalExotics who make the difference and we’re having a great time celebrating our 20th anniversary. A big thank you to Dale and Lee and everyone at ETO magazine for your support! We appreciate the nominations.”
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