100-Plus Attend Tri-Ed / Northern Video Sales Meeting
Over 100 regional and branch managers, corporate staff, and credit, operations and purchasing managers gathered together for Tri-Ed / Northern Video Distribution’s annual national Sales Meeting held Dec. 3-4 at the Marco Island Marriott in Marco Island, Fla.
Highlights included an opening kickoff welcome from Pat Comunale, President and Chief Operating Officer, followed by three days of manufacturer training/presentations, team-building events, networking opportunities, and a four hour Vendor Expo. Over 80 vendor partners were on hand for the Expo which featured tabletop displays and new product training.
“Our Annual Sales Meeting exemplified Tri-Ed Northern Video’s unity, strength and continued growth,” Pat Comunale notes. “I’m very proud of our entire team and, together, we never stop working to exceed expectations, one customer at a time.”
Distributor Tri-Ed / Northern Video provides state-of-the-art solutions from the industry’s leading manufacturers of CCTV, IP, access control, fire, intrusion, sound, communications, structured cable, and home automation products from 46 locations across the U.S. and Canada. More info:www.tri-ed.com.
Anderson Lock Wins Women’s Business Enterprise Certification
Anderson Lock received national certification as a Women’s Business Enterprise by the Women’s Business Development Center, Chicago, a regional certifying partner of the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC).
Cortney Anderson Wascher is President / Owner of the family business founded by her father, Gene Anderson. Originally a one-man locksmith service company, Anderson Lock is now a total door-opening supplier with an emphasis on doors, frames and electronic access controls. It provides security solutions for commercial, industrial and institutional facilities throughout the Chicago area. Today, there are 75 employees, 25 service trucks, and two locations.
In 2005, Wascher led the company expansion, which resulted in opening Anderson Lock’s Door Division, in Schaumburg. A huge warehouse, and state-of-the-art custom fabrication and welding equipment, increased the company’s capabilities from mainly retrofit projects to supplying hundreds of doors and security hardware for new construction. Wascher also expanded the electronic lock and access control product lines, and added CCTV security camera sales and installations.
WBENC’s national standard of certification implemented by the Women’s Business Development Center, Chicago, is a meticulous process including an in-depth review of the business and site inspection. The certification process is designed to confirm the business is at least 51 percent owned, operated and controlled by a woman or women. The Women’s Business Enterprise National Council is the nation’s largest third party certifier of businesses owned and operated by women in the United States. WBENC is a resource for the more than 700 US companies and government agencies that rely on WBENC’s certification as an integral part of their supplier diversity programs.
Wascher, an active community leader, serves on the Des Plaines’ Economic Development Commission, and is a past president of both the Des Plaines Chamber of Commerce, and the local chapter of NAWIC, the National Association of Women in Construction.
More Info: www.andersonlock.com.
Samsung's Sales Force Kicks Off 2012
Samsung Techwin's North American sales force rang in the New Year in Memphis, TN, with a Kick-Off Meeting co-hosted by ScanSource, Samsung's “Distributor of the Year.” After a Jan. 16 tour of ScanSource's warehouse facility, the Samsung sales and marketing leadership team and manufacturer's representatives settled in to hear the latest outlook for 2012 from Samsung, a global supplier of video surveillance and security products delivering superior performance and value.