DeVilbiss, Garmat, SATA and P.P.C. Honored as Leading Suppliers

 

February 2015

 

Warrensville Heights, Ohio – Sherwin-Williams Automotive Finishes, one of the leading manufacturers and distributors of automotive aftermarket and fleet/commercial transportation coatings and sundries, announced its annual Associated Products Vendor Awards. The announcement was made at a special reception for more than 300 suppliers, employees, and V.I.P. guests at its national sales meeting held at the Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center in Grapevine (Dallas), Texas.

 

Associated Products suppliers honored at this year’s Vendor Awards included:

 

  • DeVilbiss - Sherwin-Williams Brand of the Year
  • Garmat - Sherwin-Williams Sales Excellence: U.S.
  • SATA - Sherwin-Williams Sales Excellence: Canada
  • P.P.C. (Powers Paper Company) - Sherwin-Williams Operational Excellence

“The goal at our almost 200 branches is to meet the needs of our collision repair customer base around the country and bring them greater value. Our vendor partners are an intricate part in helping us demonstrate the service excellence that our customers expect,” said Jeff Hartl, Director of Associated Products Marketing for Sherwin-Williams Automotive Finishes.

 

Hartl noted how the Sherwin-Williams controlled distribution strategy provides a real difference as it directly supplies its collision repair customers: “Our company-trained employees manage the entire supply chain from product development to delivery. A Sherwin-Williams professional directly manages the collision repair shop and/or MSO account, facilitates application training, and provides on-site consultative services as necessary.”

 

“No matter how many locations a customer may have, our direct distribution provides important standardized services – innovative products, training, delivery, consulting and centralized billing – and this drives consistency and cost-effective results. We want to be the one-stop-shop for the automotive repair and refinish industry and our stores make it easy for customers to come in and find, or have immediately delivered, the exact products and services they need to be profitable and productive.”

 

“More than 300,000 customers walk into our branches every year. Our vendor partners are important to the ongoing service and attention to detail we provide all our collision repair customers whether they come straight to the counter in one of our branches or through delivery to their shops.”

 

For more information about Sherwin-Williams Automotive Finishes, visit www.sherwin-automotive.com or call 1-800-SWULTRA (1-800-798-5872). Or for more information about visit Associated Products and Equipment at Sherwin-Williams Automotive Finishes.

 

Annual Vendor Awards Announced By Sherwin-Williams Automotive 1 - other PR Img

 

Sherwin-Williams Automotive Finishes - 2014 Operational Excellence - P.P.C. Inc.

 

Top Row:
Tom Hablitzel - Adam Chafe - Jake Mussay - Andrea Sovak - Tim Schmidt - Scott Minor - Greg Ocampo - Jeff Hartl

 

Bottom Row:
Jim Zele - T.J. Miles - Danae Miles - Martin Powers - Dana Vonover - Brian Love

 

Annual Vendor Awards Announced By Sherwin-Williams Automotive 2 - other PR Img

 

Sherwin-Williams Automotive Finishes - 2014 Brand of the Year - DeVibiss

 

Top Row:
Tom Hablitzel - Adam Chafe - Jake Mussay - Andrea Sovak - Tim Schmidt - Scott Minor - Greg Ocampo - Jeff Hartl

 

Bottom Row:
Jim Zele - Steve Duff - Roger Henry - Jeff Bell - Linda Langford - Hans Horstik

 

Annual Vendor Awards Announced By Sherwin-Williams Automotive 3 - other PR Img

 

Sherwin-Williams Automotive Finishes - 2014 Sales Excellence - Canada - Dan-Am Company / SATA

 

Top Row:
Adam Chafe - Jake Mussay - Tim Schmidt - Scott Minor - Jeff Hartl

 

Bottom Row:
Tom Hablitzel - Jim Zele - Jason Gravenhof - Andrea Sovak - Greg Ocampo

 

Annual Vendor Awards Announced By Sherwin-Williams Automotive 4 - other PR Img

 

Sherwin-Williams Automotive Finishes - 2014 Sales Excellence - U.S.A. - Garmat

 

Top Row:
Tom Hablitzel - Adam Chafe - Jake Mussay - Tim Schmidt - Andrea Sovak - Scott Minor - Jeff Hartl - Greg Ocampo

 

Bottom Row:
Dave Adams - Bill Morando - Gary Lehky - Debbie Teter - Kendall McGowen - Jim Zele

 

Annual Vendor Awards Announced By Sherwin-Williams Automotive 5 - other PR Img

 

Martin Senour Paints - 2014 Brand of the Year - Fusor

 

Top Row:
Jake Mussay - Tim Schmidt - Scott Minor - Jeff Hartl - Greg Ocampo

 

Bottom Row:
Tom Hablitzel - Adam Chafe - Greg Ziegler - Jim Zele - Andrea Sovak


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Editor’s Note:

The Sherwin-Williams Company, founded in 1866, is one of the world's leading companies in the manufacture, distribution and sale of coatings and related products to professional, industrial, commercial and retail customers. Sherwin-Williams Automotive Finishes, a division of The Sherwin-Williams Company, manufactures and distributes a complete line of advanced technology paint and coating systems for automotive and fleet refinishing industries.