Goodman Manufacturing Co. presented the Harold V. Goodman award to Lute Supply during its annual distributor meeting. (left to right) Dave Fleming, vice president and CFO; Mike Bride, vice president, Amana Brand Sales, Goodman; Pete Alexander, senior vice president, Independent Distribution, Goodman; Larry Esswein, territory manager; Brian Hancock, senior vice president ; Roger McKenzie, territory manager; Chris Lute, chairman and CEO, Lute Supply; Craig Gullion, vice president and territory manager; Mike Cowell, regional sales director, Goodman; Jason Lute, president and COO, Lute Supply; Frank Ferrarelli, vice president and territory manager; Bob Williams, corporate sales manager; Chuck Carroll, president and CEO, Goodman.

HOUSTON - Lute Supply, headquartered in Portsmouth, Ohio, received the Harold V. Goodman distributor award during a ceremony held in conjunction with Goodman Manufacturing Co.’s annual distributor meeting at the Inter Continental hotel in Houston. Lute Supply is a family-owned third-generation wholesale distributor with multiple locations in Ohio, Kentucky, West Virginia, and Indiana.

To qualify for consideration to receive the award, an independent distributor must have a minimum of 15 years of service as a Goodman and/or Amana brand distributor, consistent sales growth year-over-year, maintain inventory management excellence, deliver best-in-class customer service to HVAC dealers, and invest consistently in distributorship improvements.

“Lute Supply has demonstrated a continuous commitment to excellence as an HVAC distributor. Our long-term association with Lute Supply has resulted in a very stable relationship,” said Pete Alexander, senior vice-president, Independent Distribution, when presenting the award. “I thank them for the past loyalty to our company and look forward to many, many more years of partnership with this organization.”

Lute Supply is only the sixth distributor to receive the Harold V. Goodman Award in the last 25 years.

Publication Date:04/14/2008