SMEAD NAMED TRIMEGA 2009 DEALERS' CHOICE SUPPLIER OF THE YEAR
HASTINGS, Minn. (April 22, 2010) — Smead®, a leading provider of filing and organizational products, announced today that it has been named 2009 Dealers’ Choice Supplier of the Year by the TriMega Purchasing Association at its 14th Annual One-On-One Meeting in Naples, Florida. This is the third time Smead has been selected by members to receive TriMega’s most prestigious award.
The award was presented to Smead by Greg Fish, Executive Vice President of Purchasing at TriMega. Fish praised "Smead’s leadership and vision, which reflects the commitment of Sharon Avent, Smead’s president and CEO, and its management team to the values and the spirit of independent business owners." Fish also acknowledged Smead’s strong, experienced sales force, efficient supply chain management, knowledgeable and responsive customer service, independent dealer-focused sales tools, and an ongoing investment in market research and new product development.
Accepting the award on behalf of Smead was Tom Sullivan, Vice President of Sales. "Smead is honored to be named Supplier of the Year by TriMega," said Sullivan. "Smead has had a long-standing relationship serving the independent dealer community, and this award reinforces the strength of this partnership."
The Supplier of the Year Award recipient is selected by TriMega’s Contract Dealer Forum, which consists of the 50 largest TriMega members. The award is given to the supplier that excels in overall performance, including, product quality, supply chain management, customer service, innovation, pricing support, program support and sales representation as support for this honor.
Smead Manufacturing Company, a leader in office filing products and records management systems, was established in 1906 in Hastings, Minnesota. Smead is a privately held, certified Women’s Business Enterprise (WBE) offering thousands of organizational products for use in the home or office. For more information on Smead’s high-quality organizational products, including hundreds of environmentally friendly products made from Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI)-certified materials, visit www.smead.com. To find your personal organizing style, visit Smead Organomics at www.smead.com/MyOrganomics.