The Association of Independent Manufacturers' Representatives (AIM/R) has inducted three new members into its Hall of Fame with the additions of Rick Banner, Stew Chafee and Mike Parham at the association's annual conference in Miramar Beach, FL September 12 – 15, 2023.
Oatey Co.'s Patrick Aquino, senior vice president of wholesale has been honored with the prestigious AIM/R Golden Eagle Award for his exceptional partnership and unwavering commitment to the manufacturers’ representative channel.
Aligning cultures is one critical aspect that makes a rep agency work seamlessly and successfully with manufacturer partners. Synergy among team members, genuine care for each other and unwavering commitment customers are just a few of the characteristics that partners of 50-year-old Bethany, Connecticut-based Cooper New England Sales say makes the agency a stand-out partner.
There is an old wives tale that bumblebees should not be able to fly. According to aerodynamics, their wings are much too small in relation to their body size to move them through the air. Bees, ignorant to these laws of science, manage to defy the odds and fly every single day.
Oscar William “Bill” Freeman was inducted into the AIM/R Hall of Fame during a stirring ceremony at the rep association’s 50th Annual Conference at the Gaylord Rockies Resort in Aurora, Colo. on Friday, October 14.
As always, to hear first-hand from reps on the state of the market, challenges and the evolving role of manufacturers’ reps, Supply House Times held its annual Rep Council roundtable discussion where five engaged AIM/R members gather to discuss the hot-topics.
Steve Woodford, president of WCM Industries, was honored with the 2022 Golden Eagle Award by the Association of Independent Manufacturers’ (AIM/R) membership during a Gala celebration at the rep association’s 50th Annual Conference at the Gaylord Rockies Resort in Aurora, Colorado on Friday, October 14.
AIM/R will celebrate its 50th Anniversary this fall at the Gaylord Rockies Resort & Convention Center.The Association is returning to its roots and where the first Annual Conference was held back in 1973. Registration and housing for the AIM/R 50th Annual Conference (Oct. 12 – 14, 2022)is open.
At its 2018 annual conference, The Association of Independent Manufacturers’ Reps (AIM/R) hosted more than 500 registrants at the Meritage Resort & Spa in Napa, California. Photos by Mike Miazga/Supply House Times
October 12, 2018
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