Affiliated Distributors (A-D), King of Prussia, Pa., presented awards to its distinguished electrical affiliates and suppliers in September at its annual meeting. This year, in addition to the traditional marketing and performance awards, A-D honored one individual from an affiliate company for leadership contributions to A-D.

The award was presented to one deserving individual who, at the grass-roots level, personifies the leadership qualities essential to membership in Affiliated Distributors.

Bob Jones, director of purchasing at Raymond de Steiger Inc., Sterling Heights, Michigan, won the first ever “A-D MVP Award.”

“Bob was selected for his outstanding individual effort at implementing A-D within his organization and for his remarkable individual contributions to the overall welfare of the group, including what developed into the Growth Incentive Bonus Program,” said Bill Weisberg, A-D's chairman and CEO.

“I was both surprised and delighted to receive the first A-D MVP award,” said Jones, a 27-year veteran with Raymond de Steiger. “It feels great to have had a suggestion that was beneficial to our entire A-D group.”

Congratulations to all of the 2004 Electrical Supply Division Recognition of Excellence award winners.

Best Annual Planning Process: Gerrie Electric Wholesale Ltd.

Best A-D Exclusive Program: Advance Transformer

Best A-D Exclusive Program, Canada: Hammond Power Solutions

Best Conversion to an A-D Supplier: Rumsey Electric Co. Inc.

Best Conversion to an A-D Supplier: Advance Transformer

Affiliate of the Year, Performance: Mayer Electric Supply Co.

Affiliate of the Year, Leadership: Barry Nelson of Border States Electric Supply

Affiliate of the Year, Canada: E.B. Horsman & Son

Supplier of the Year, Performance: Lightolier, Genlyte Thomas Group

Supplier of the Year, Leadership: Bill Cheetham, Bill Marshall, Don Henler and the entire management team of Leviton Manufacturing Co.

Supplier of the Year, Canada: Osram Sylvania