Gustave A. Larson Co., Pewaukee, WI, held a “Partners in Excellence and Quality” awards dinner May 10 for the top supplier salespeople in each of its four regions for 2005. Pictured, left to right: Andrew Larson, president/CEO; Ron Rizzo, representing DuPont Fluoroproduct, for the Great Lakes Region; Jerry Wallock, representing Sporlan Valve Co., in the North Central Region; Shane Frandsen, representing Roth Industries, for the Mountain Region; Dan Thompson, representing Lennox Hearth Products, in the Great Plains Region; Gustave Larson's Sue Sinclair, senior vice president/CIMO; and Scott Larson, executive vice president/COO. Also honored were David Dorn of Sporlan Valve Co., Dave Lindahl of Heatcraft Refrigeration Products, Jim Kramer of Research Products Corp., Scott Dennig of Armstrong Air Conditioning, Jeff Dahm with White Rodgers, Rich Carpenter at Advance Distributor Products, Dave Dauberman of Emerson Climate Technologies and Keith Rinderknecht at RAC Sales.

At a dinner on May 9, the wholesaler presented 2005 Partners in Excellence and Quality Awards to Pat O'Brien of Crystal Distribution; Doug Johnston, DuPont Fluoroproducts; Robert Pierce, Nu-Calgon Wholesaler and Research Products Corp.; David Moon, Heatcraft Refrigeration Products; and Paul Graham of Research Products Corp.