OmegaFlex’s Ed Moran was named the winner of the Association of Independent Manufacturers’/Representatives (AIM/R) Golden Eagle Award at the group’s annual meeting in late September at the Hyatt Regency Tamaya Resort in Albuquerque, N.M.

The award is presented annually to an individual in the manufacturing chain of the rep business. Qualifications for the prestigious honor include someone who: works cooperatively and develops as well as maintains positive working relationships with reps; promotes the industry and has a positive influence on the industry by providing quality products as well as quality assurance; provides efficient communication of information to their reps and assures they are kept updated on the industry and their products; strives to facilitate the reps’ job through prompt filling of orders, prompt payment of commissions, and the providing of fast factory support in the event of any issues or problems; and utilizes independent manufacturers reps and is a supporter of AIM/R and participates on panels and industry events when invited.

AIM/R Senior Vice President Industry & PR Rick Root (Bailey Sales) noted this year’s award had a record 20 separate nominations for it and featured the closest voting results in the history of the honor. The two top place-finishers were separated by two votes.

“It was our pleasure along with our undying gratitude to (give) this year’s Golden Eagle Award to an individual who not only met all the award criteria, but went above and beyond on all counts,” Root said.