The American Supply Association Premier Vendor Program is designed to recognize the unique contributions that vendors make to the success of the association and the advancement of the PHCP and PVF industry. ASA values the efforts put forth by industry vendors that strengthen the channel of distribution.
“The whole idea behind the
Premier Vendor Program is to show wholesalers the vendors in our industry who
walk the walk,” states Robert Vick, vice president business development for
Legend Valve and chairman of ASA’s Vendor Member Division. “Being part of an
association should be more than just paying your dues and sitting back, waiting
for something good to happen. You’re
only going to get out of an organization what you put into it.”
Of significant importance to
many companies involved in the Premier Vendor Program is that there is an opportunity
to earn recognition without having to make a significant monetary investment.
In addition to becoming an ASA Supplier Partner or donating to the Karl E.
Neupert Endowment Fund, diamond awards are distributed for other activities,
such as: membership in ASA, recruiting a new ASA member, attending an ASA
regional convention or serving on an ASA Committee. “The Premier Vendor Program
is twofold: it recognizes those who are involved and it encourages others to
get more involved and get more out of their membership in ASA.”
“As a wholesaler, it is
important to me how invested a company is in our industry association,” shares
Frank Nisonger, president of Slakey Brothers, Inc. and current ASA president. “If
we are deciding between vendors and all other considerations are equal, we will
consider how each company is involved with ASA and supportive of our industry
to help guide our choices.”
For more information on the
ASA Premier Vendor Program, please contact Mike Adelizzi at (312) 464.0090,
ext. 201. To view a complete listing of
the companies in the 2010 Premier Vendor Program, please visit the Benchmarking
section of www.asa.net.
Premier Vendor Program Puts Spotlight on Industry Vendors
July 1, 2010