Sherwin-Williams announced the winners of its 2016 Vendor of the Year Awards, honoring product partners for excellence in sales, product innovation, performance and service. The 2016 Vendors of the Year are:
Inpro Corporation: A first-time recipient of the award, Inpro’s field representatives supported Sherwin-Williams’ healthcare segment, providing strong marketing pieces with an effective vendor direct distribution model.
Mi-T-M: The xix-time award recipient developed a streamlined core unit selling strategy, which improved Sherwin-Williams’ ability to meet specific market needs. The company also provided an enhanced pressure washer rental program, along with marketing pieces and strong promotional support.
Engineered Floors: The first-time award-winner increased sales support and manufacturing techniques to provide the latest in carpet technology. Working side-by-side with Sherwin-Williams multifamily and healthcare national account teams, the company supported Sherwin-Williams floorcovering stores with effective marketing and promotions programs.
Roman Decorating Products: Roman Decorating Products received its second award for consistently bringing suggestions for new, innovative ways to promote its products in partnership with Sherwin-Williams. The company also demonstrated strong participation in pro shows, promotions and field support; ensured proper training on its product lines for store personnel; and worked closely with Sherwin-Williams sales representatives on large commercial jobs.
Werner: Four-time award-winner Werner developed and implemented a pop merchandiser for Sherwin-Williams stores, visually expanding the core stocking assortment and informing customers of the breadth of product available. Werner also provided marketing and promotional support for both national and district selling events.
The company also presented a Vendor Product of the Year Award to Titan for the second year. According to Sherwin-Williams’ announcement on the award, Titan conducted extensive field research to identify unmet needs in the spray gun market to create the RX-PRO Airless Spray Gun. Titan was recognized for reinvigorating the spray gun category with the product, and for providing strong support at the field level with employee training, in-store displays and customer demonstrations.