Foodservice Equipment Reports

ABC Honors Suppliers, Top Sales Exec Of The Year

During its recent fall conference in Rosemont, Ill., Allied Buying Corp. recognized nine manufacturers with Supplier of the Year awards.

The multiple criteria employed by the Lombard, Ill., buying group were tied to quality in the areas of people (sales managers, reps, customer service); products and service level; accuracy (order entry, billing); warranty, service, return policies; and general enthusiasm and support of the group.

ABC’s Suppliers of the Year for 2012 are:

  • Light Equipment & Furnishings: Nemco Food Equipment. (Runner Up: Cadco Ltd.)
  • Heavy Equipment: Intermetro Industries. (Runners Up: Nor-Lake and Continental Refrigerator)
  • Supplies: The Vollrath Co. (Runner Up: Cambro Mfg.)
  • Tabletop: Libbey Cos., including Libbey, Syracuse and World Tableware. (Runner Up: Service Ideas)


Marty Patterson, v.p.-national accounts, The Vollrath Co., was selected for the Supplier Sales Executive of the Year award. The selection was based on excellence in the areas of professionalism, knowledge of product line, problem solving ability, and timely response to customer needs. He was presented with a bronze lion as a symbol of his dominance in the industry jungle.

ABC will host its 2013 Spring Conference April 30-May 3 at the Harbor Beach Resort & Spa in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

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