Affiliated Distributors (A-D), King of Prussia, Pa., recognized its top U.S. and Canadian affiliates and suppliers in terms of exceptional growth, increased market share and enhanced profitability as part of A-D's Spirit of Independence Awards ceremony held during the Electrical Supply Division (ESD) North American Meeting on Sept. 25 in Dallas.

“Thanks to their planning, commitment and dedication, our independent distributors and the suppliers who support them continue to outperform the industry,” says Bill Weisberg, CEO of Affiliated Distributors. “We are pleased to recognize and thank these outstanding members.”

A-D also recognized Kenny Siegal from Mayer Electric Supply Co., Birmingham, Ala., winner of the 2007 MVP award. This award recognizes an employee of an affiliate company who has made a strong contribution to the overall success of the division. He or she has either contributed a “best in class” idea that benefited multiple affiliates or suppliers or has demonstrated significant personal leadership at the grass roots level in the implementation of A-D initiatives within his or her company.

The 2007 ESD Winners of the A-D Spirit of Independence Awards

Supplier of the Year for Performance Osram Sylvania
Supplier of the Year for Leadership Omni Cable Corp.
Supplier of the Year, Canada Juno Lighting Group
Affiliate of the Year for Performance Bell Electric
Affiliate of the Year for Leadership Jack Lawson - Electrical Equipment
Affiliate of the Year, Canada Bartle & Gibson Co. Ltd.
Best Conversion to an A-D Supplier Shanor Electric Supply & RAB Lighting, Inc.
Best A-D Exclusive Program Hubbell Lighting, Inc.
Best Annual Planning Process Rockingham Electrical Supply Co. Inc.

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