Member-owned distributor marketing group IMARK Group, Oxon Hill, Md., recognized outstanding members and suppliers at its 2008 annual meeting, held Oct. 17-22 in Scottsdale, Ariz.

Members rated suppliers and suppliers rated members in a variety of categories for the period from July 1, 2007, to June 30, 2008. Awards were presented to members and suppliers in three levels based on their business volume through IMARK.

The winning distributors are:

Member of the Year: AAI, Auburn, N.Y.; Alameda Electrical Distributors, Alameda, Calif.; and ECHO Group, Council Bluffs, Iowa.

Excellence in Sales and Marketing: Western Extralite, Kansas City, Mo.; Alameda Electrical Distributors, Alameda, Calif.; and AMO Electric Supply, Rogers, Ark.

Best in Class: Electrical Distributors Inc., Charlotte, N.C., and Codale Electric Supply, Salt Lake City (co-winners for their level); Dickman Supply, Sidney, Ohio; and AAI, Auburn, N.Y.

Purchasing Power Award: Electrical Distributors Inc., Charlotte, N.C.; National Electric Supply, Albuquerque, N.M.; and Mississippi Valley Electric Supplies, Jackson, Miss.

Winning suppliers:

Supplier of the Year: Littelfuse/Powr-Gard Products, Des Plaines, Ill.; 3M Electrical Markets Division, Austin, Texas; and Ideal Industries, Sycamore, Ill.

Excellence in Service and Support: Pass & Seymour/Legrand, Syracuse, N.Y.; Arlington Industries, West Chester, Pa.; and ILSCO, Cincinnati.

Excellence in Sales Leadership: Leviton Manufacturing, Little Neck, N.Y.; Ferraz Shawmut, Newburyport, Mass.; and ILSCO, Cincinnati.

Excellence in On-Line Training: Lithonia Lighting, Conyers, Ga.; Milbank Manufacturing, Kansas City, Mo.; and Littelfuse/Powr-Gard Products, Des Plaines, Ill.

Excellence in Marketing and Communications: ILSCO, Cincinnati, Ohio; 3M Electrical Markets Division, Austin, Texas; and Osram Sylvania, Danvers, Mass.

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