Dayton, Ohio-based Winsupply recently named its 2018 vendors of the year in their respective product categories. The Winsupply Preferred Vendors that won in each category were chosen based on several criteria, the most important of which was being a leader in growing the segment’s business over the past year, the national distributor noted. They also were judged on selling to a breadth of locations that buy the vendor’s product, providing strong support at the local level, and consistent volume and growth.

Winners included Encore Wire (electrical), Johnson Controls/Unitary Products Group (HVAC), Burnham by U.S. Boiler (hydronics), Smith-Cooper (industrial), Navien (finished plumbing), Charlotte Pipe (rough-in plumbing), Liberty Pumps (pumps), Milwaukee Tool (tools) and A.Y. McDonald Mfg. Co. (waterworks). Navien’s Doug Crogan was named national account manager of the year.

“Winsupply’s nearly 600 local companies vote annually for their choices of the top vendors from an already exceptional group of suppliers,” said John McKenzie, president of Winsupply Support Services Group. “The winners of vendor of the year do an extraordinary job of partnering with our locations and Winsupply Sourcing Services to grow our business and provide our customers with outstanding products and service. They made a valuable contribution in helping Winsupply achieve its fifth straight record sales year.”