ADI Presents 2015 Vendor Awards

Feb. 17, 2016
Flir Named ADI Vendor of the Year in the United States; Hikvision Named ADI Vendor of the Year in Canada

Melville, N.Y.  – ADI Global Distribution announced  the recipients of its 2015 Vendor Awards. ADI selected Flir as Vendor of the Year for the United States, and Hikvision was recognized as the Vendor of the Year in Canada. ADI also recognized vendors in the categories of Best Sales Support, Best Marketing Support and Best Supplier Delivery Performance.

Each year, key suppliers across North America are recognized for their support and contributions towards the growth and success of ADI Global Distribution. Vendors are evaluated based on revenue, sales support, marketing initiatives, inventory results and feedback from ADI’s sales and marketing leadership team. The ADI Vendor Awards were presented during the annual Vendor Symposium at ADI’s 2016 Kickoff Meeting held last month in Orlando, Florida.

Wayne Hurd, Vice President of Distribution Sales/National Accounts from Flir expressed his appreciation for the honor. “Flir is honored to be recognized as Vendor of the Year in the United States by ADI Global Distribution,” said Hurd. “ADI’s extensive reach in the industry has allowed us to expand within the market and successfully deliver our products to dealers across the country. We look forward to continuing our success for years to come.”

Gordon Lang, director, strategic partners, at Hikvision USA was also very proud and excited about the honor Hikvsion Canada received at the Symposium. “ADI is an important partner in helping us better serve our Canadian customers,” said Lang. “We are honored to receive Vendor of the Year for Canada. This award speaks to the strength of our partnership with ADI and we look forward to our mutual success in the future.”

The 2016 Vendor Symposium brought over 400 attendees representing more than 100 manufacturers together to celebrate ADI’s success in 2015. Attendees also heard the organization’s plans for continued growth through the coming year and beyond. Vendors had the opportunity to spend time with ADI’s global leadership team and attend presentations given by

ADI executives including Michael Flink, ADI Global President, Rob Aarnes, ADI Americas President and Marco Cardazzi, Vice President of Marketing North America.

“As a distributor our vendor relationships are vital to our success,” said Michael Flink. “Each of these suppliers has demonstrated excellence in service at all levels which is a testament to the values we hold highly at ADI. We are proud to honor and celebrate their contributions and achievements.”

ADI Global Distribution 2015 Vendor Award Recipients

  • Vendor of the Year – United States: Flir
  • Vendor of the Year – Canada: Hikvision
  • Best Sales Support – United States: Honeywell Fire
  • Best Sales Support – Canada: CDVI
  • Best Marketing Support – United States/Canada: Proficient
  • Best Supplier Delivery – United States: Platinum Tools
  • Best Supplier Delivery – Canada: Aiphone

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