The Southwest Pacific Distributors, a regional affiliate of the American Supply Association, recently held its annual awards dinner in Long Beach, California.

“It was great to finally see so many industry friends in person again,” said Bill Rante, sales manager at the Carrhill Company and a member of the SWPD/ASA Advisory Council. “The overall support was tremendous and those who were able to attend, enjoyed a great evening of fun and fellowship. Congratulations to all the award winners.”

Smardan Supply’s Danny Contreras was the winner of the SWPD/ASA Pioneer Award, while Sharon Long (now retired) of Signature Sales was named the SWPD/ASA Woman of the Year Award recipient. Hajoca was named the SWPD/ASA Distributor of the Year. Hajoca was represented at the dinner by Steve Ferry, Hajoca division manager-West.

Mueller Industries’ Mary Graham was named the winner of the Industry Honor Award. She was not able to attend, but accepted her award via a prerecording that was shared during the event.

“This year’s award-winners truly represent the best in character and leadership our industry has to offer,” said AJ Benton, branch manager at Smardan Supply and chair of the SWPD/ASA Advisory Council.

InSinkErator was the overall sponsor of the event. A raffle for cash prizes was held throughout the evening. AB&I Foundry, Carrhill Company, InSinkErator, Mainline Sales, Specification Sales and ASA contributed to the raffle.

The SWPD/ASA Leadership Conference takes place March 31-April 1, 2022 at the Renaissance Esmeralda Resort & Spa in Indian Wells, California.