AD Announces 2022 Electrical Spirit of Independence Awards - Modern Distribution Management

AD Announces 2022 Electrical Spirit of Independence Awards

The awards honor members and suppliers in the U.S., Canada and Mexico.
Spirit of Independence Awards

Affiliated Distributors announced its 2022 Electrical Spirit of Independence Awards on Oct. 21, honoring AD members and suppliers in three electrical divisions in the U.S., Canada and Mexico.

AD Member of the Year awards recognize member companies who achieved significant growth in purchases from AD suppliers, participated in key AD programs and divisional initiatives and contributed to AD’s governance. The following companies received Member of the Year awards:

  • 2022 AD Electrical – Canada Tier One Member of the Year: Independent Electric Supply
  • 2022 AD Electrical – Canada Tier Two Member of the Year: E.B. Horsman
  • 2022 AD Electrical – Canada ALL IN Member of the Year: Franklin Empire
  • 2022 AD Electrical – Mexico Member of the Year: ABSA

AD Supplier of the Year awards celebrate supplier partners who engage with and are supportive of the AD community. The following supplier companies were honored during the ceremony:

  • 2022 AD Electrical – U.S. Tier One Supplier of the Year: Milwaukee Tool
  • 2022 AD Electrical – U.S. Tier Two Supplier of the Year: Appleton Group
  • 2022 AD Electrical – Canada Tier One Supplier of the Year: Mersen Canada
  • 2022 AD Electrical – Canada Tier Two Supplier of the Year: ABB Electrification Canada
  • 2022 AD Electrical – Mexico Supplier of the Year: Hubbell Products Mexico

The Best Conversion to an AD Supplier award honors both a member and supplier who collaborated on an effective conversion from a non-AD supplier to an AD supplier. This year’s Best Conversion to an AD Supplier winners are Van Meter and 3M.

The Best Annual Planning Process award celebrates the member that implemented the most effective Field Marketing Summit, strategies for engagement and follow-up with supplier partners. The 2022 Best Annual Planning Process winner is Eckart.

The AD Supplier of the Year for Marketing Excellence award recognizes an AD supplier whose marketing efforts had the greatest impact on sales and market growth for AD members. The 2022 Supplier of the Year for Marketing Excellence winner in Encore Wire.

During the ceremony, AD also presented the Best Workplace Recognition to member and supplier companies that achieved an overall engagement score of 85% or higher on a third-party engagement survey or are recognized regionally or nationally as a “best place to work.” The 2022 AD Best Workplace Recognition recipients are Atkore, Alen Intelligent, Bell Electrical, Bricos, Electrical Supply & Equipment Company, Kendall Electric Supply and Risoul.

AD’s MVP Award honors an individual who goes above and beyond within their company to strengthen their commitment to AD and lead initiatives that create market growth. The 2022 MVP Award winner is Dave Davis, CFO for Schaedler Yesco Distribution.

Dakota Supply Group received the AD Giving Back Award for their partnership with Together We Rise for a project providing 100 bikes to children in foster care in Minnesota.

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