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Annual Vendor Awards Announced by Sherwin-Williams Automotive Finishes

Garmat, DeVilbiss, SATA and P.P.C. honored as leading suppliers.

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DeVilbiss

DeVilbiss: Sherwin-Williams Automotive Finishes 2014 Brand of the Year. First row (left to right): Jim Zele, Steve Duff, Roger Henry, Jeff Bell, Linda Langford and Hans Horstik. Second row (left to right): Tom Hablitzel, Adam Chafe, Jake Mussay, Andrea Sovak, Tim Schmidt, Scott Minor, Greg Ocampo and Jeff Hartl.

Sherwin-Williams Automotive Finishes announced its annual Associated Products Vendor Awards at a special reception for more than 300 suppliers, employees and V.I.P. guests at its national sales meeting held at the Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center in Grapevine, Texas.

Associated Products suppliers honored at this year’s Vendor Awards included:

  • DeVilbiss – Sherwin-Williams Brand of the Year
  • Garmat – Sherwin-Williams Sales Excellence: U.S.
  • SATA – Sherwin-Williams Sales Excellence: Canada
  • P.P.C. (Powers Paper Company) – Sherwin-Williams Operational Excellence
PPC

P.P.C., Inc.: Sherwin-Williams Automotive Finishes 2014 Operational Excellence. First row (left to right): Jim Zele, T.J. Miles, Danae Miles, Martin Powers, Dana Vonover and Brian Love. Second row (left to right): Tom Hablitzel, Adam Chafe, Jake Mussay, Andrea Sovak, Tim Schmidt, Scott Minor, Greg Ocampo and Jeff Hartl.

“The goal at our almost 200 branches is to meet the needs of our collision repair customer base around the country and bring them greater value. Our vendor partners are an intricate part in helping us demonstrate the service excellence that our customers expect,” said Jeff Hartl, director of Associated Products Marketing for Sherwin-Williams Automotive Finishes.

Hartl noted how the Sherwin-Williams controlled distribution strategy provides a real difference as it directly supplies its collision repair customers: “Our company-trained employees manage the entire supply chain from product development to delivery. A Sherwin-Williams professional directly manages the collision repair shop and/or MSO account, facilitates application training and provides on-site consultative services as necessary.

Garmat

Garmat: Sherwin-Williams Automotive Finishes 2014 Sales Excellence – U.S.A. First row (left to right): Dave Adams, Bill Morando, Gary Lehky, Debbie Teter, Kendall McGowen and Jim Zele. Second row (left to right): Tom Hablitzel, Adam Chafe, Jake Mussay, Tim Schmidt, Andrea Sovak, Scott Minor, Jeff Hartl and Greg Ocampo.

“No matter how many locations a customer may have, our direct distribution provides important standardized services – innovative products, training, delivery, consulting and centralized billing – and this drives consistency and cost-effective results. We want to be the one-stop-shop for the automotive repair and refinish industry, and our stores make it easy for customers to come in and find – or have immediately delivered – the exact products and services they need to be profitable and productive.

Sata

Dan-Am Company/SATA: Sherwin-Williams Automotive Finishes 2014 Sales Excellence – Canada. First row (left to right): Tom Hablitzel, Jim Zele, Jason Gravenhof, Andrea Sovak and Greg Ocampo. Second row (left to right): Adam Chafe, Jake Mussay, Tim Schmidt, Scott Minor and Jeff Hartl.

“More than 300,000 customers walk into our branches every year. Our vendor partners are important to the ongoing service and attention to detail we provide all our collision repair customers, whether they come straight to the counter in one of our branches or through delivery to their shops.”

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