Sherwin-Williams Recognizes 2016 Vendor of the Year Award Winners

Partners Honored for High Quality Products, Distinguished Service and Leading Innovation

CLEVELAND (Jan 10, 2017) – Sherwin-Williams revealed recipients of the company’s 2016 Vendor of the Year Awards, honoring top product partners for excellence in sales, product innovation, performance and service. Award winners were named at the annual Vendor Marketing Presentation and Awards ceremony, held at the National Sales Meeting in Orlando, Fla.

The Sherwin-Williams Vendor Awards recognize partners of the company that develop outstanding products focused on quality and value and that are committed to providing exceptional service to Sherwin-Williams stores and distribution centers.

“We’re pleased to honor this year’s award winners for their unwavering commitment to delivering high-quality products, their continued focus on innovation and their dedication to a meaningful partnership with Sherwin-Williams,” said Tracey Gairing, vice president of marketing and purchasing, Sherwin-Williams. “We thank all of our vendor partners for their contributions to another successful year as we strive to consistently exceed customer expectations.”

2016 Vendors of the Year
Inpro Corporation: A first-time recipient of the award, Inpro’s dedicated field representatives supported Sherwin-Williams healthcare segment, providing strong marketing pieces with an effective vendor direct distribution model – ensuring customers had the right products specified for their needs.

Mi-T-M: Six-time award recipient Mi-T-M 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: First-time award-winner Engineered Floors invested in increased sales support and manufacturing techniques to provide the latest in carpet technology. Working side-by-side with Sherwin-Williams multifamily and health care 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 Vendor of the Year 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.

2016 Vendor Product of the Year
The Sherwin-Williams Vendor Product of the Year Award recognizes a single new product or product line exclusive to Sherwin-Williams that provides breakthrough technology, immediate sales and strong field organizational support.

Titan: This is the second year in a row that Titan has received the Vendor Product of the Year award, demonstrating its continued drive for innovation. Titan conducted extensive field research to identify unmet needs in the spray gun market to create the RX-PRO Airless Spray Gun; a premium product that offers improved features for professional customers. 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.

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SOURCE: Sherwin-Williams