Proforma Announces Vendor Award Recipients at 2010 Convention in Las Vegas
On August 9, Cleveland-based Proforma recognized many of its top vendors at its 2010 Annual Convention and Family Reunion. More than 15 vendors received awards for their commitment to furthering Proforma's vision of success.
"Proforma continues to thrive and grow because of the strong relationships that exist with our vendor partners. With their support, we have established ourselves as a leader in the print and promotional product industries," said Ed Hainrihar, director of business development, vendor development programs. "Our vendors work tirelessly to be there for Proforma owners at all times. Their remarkable efforts and outstanding service have earned them these awards."
Ranked by customer service, competitive pricing and overall quality, the following vendors were chosen in the respective categories:
Preferred Limited Partner - Gold Level
- SanMar: promotional products
- Carbonless & Cut Sheet: business documents
- Independent Printing Company: commercial printing
- ASI: value-added services
Preferred Limited Partner - Silver Level
- Leed's: promotional products
- Discount Labels: business documents
- Dupli-Systems: commercial printing
- Panoptic Studios: value-added services
Preferred Limited Partner - Bronze Level
- Alpha Shirt Company: promotional products
- DFS Group: business documents
- RR Donnelley: commercial printing
- Vmags Media Solutions: value-added services
Another award, The Best Emerging Preferred Limited Partner Award, was created to recognize a vendor who, though smaller in sales, has a large impact on the Proforma network. This award, voted on by the Proforma owners, was given to Admints & Zagabor.
The ProExclusive Partner of the Year Award, given to vendors who promoted cross selling through providing valuable offers available only to Proforma owners, was given to four separate vendors. Those honored included Norwood Promotional Products, WOW! Powered by Maestro, Gemline and ProTowels, Etc. "With our owners' dedication to achieving their goals in combination with a strong vendor network, Proforma maintains its position as the preeminent brand in the business," said Greg Muzzillo, founder of Proforma. "Recognizing our top vendors with these awards is our way of thanking them for sharing Proforma's vision of success."
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