Danze was honored by Sears as a Partner in Progress for the third consecutive year. In addition to being named in the top 1% of the more than 10,000 vendors to Sears, Danze was also recognized with one of three special awards from The Great Indoors (TGI), the 2004 Quality Vendor of the Year. Danze received this recognition in 2003, and was named Innovation Vendor of the Year in 2002. The Partners in Progress program recognizes suppliers who make a significant contribution to the growth of Sears businesses and the creation of new ways to better serve Sears customers. Pictured, left to right: Paul Sklar, divisional merchandise manager, TGI; Ron Monnochio, manufacturers rep for Danze; Michael Werner, president, Globe Union Group; Gregg Ruecker, merchandise manager, Project Group at TGI; Sharon Overby, director of branded products, retail at Danze; Brett Plaskas, buyer/plumbing for TGI; and Cathy David, senior vice president and director of Sears Off Mall Business including The Great Indoors, Sears Hardware, Sears Essential, and Sears Grand.