DAYTON, Ohio — Winsupply Inc. named its 2017 Vendors of the Year at the company’s biannual Strategic Planning Meetings and Vendor Showcase Awards dinner held at the Gaylord Opryland in Nashville. More than 1,400 guests from Winsupply and its manufacturing partners attended the special ceremony.

The 11 winners and their respective industry categories are:

• Rough-in Plumbing: NIBCO;

• Finished Plumbing: A.O. Smith;

• Plumbing Showroom: MTI;

• Waterworks: A.Y. McDonald;

• Industrial: United Pipe & Steel Corp.;

• HVAC: Champion Heating and Cooling;

• Electrical: Pass & Seymour;

• Pumps: Liberty Pumps;

• Fire Protection: Spears;

• Irrigation: Rain Bird;

• Tools: Milwaukee Tools; and

• National Account Manager of the Year: Bob Bender, Oatey.

“Winsupply selected the very best of our many excellent suppliers in each respective industry,” said Roland Gordon, president and CEO, Winsupply Inc. “They earned their awards based on several criteria, including growth over the previous year, volume sold over a period of years, being one of the leaders in growing our business, and selling to a breadth of locations that buy the vendor’s type of product.

“They partnered with our 600 locations and Winsupply Sourcing Services to provide our customers with outstanding products and service,” Gordon continued. “Our relationships with them made a significant contribution to Winsupply’s fourth record sales year in a row.”

Winsupply COO, Monte Salsman, and vice president of vendor relations, Eddie Gibbs, presented the vendor awards. The dinner also honored Winsupply local companies for their 2017 achievements along with individual recognitions. More than 220 vendors participated in the vendor showcase on March 13 and met with representatives from Winsupply, Noland, and Winsupply-subsidiary locations.

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Publication date: 03/21/18