Awards

Celebrating the Entrepreneurial Spirit, The AD Spirit of Independence awards honor the commitment our members and supplier partners have made to independent distribution and the entrepreneurial spirit that drives them to stay ahead of the curve. We celebrate their pride, passion and purpose to outperform the market, grow their business and serve others.

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AD Honorees

Congratulations to all of our winners who personify the power of our partnerships. As strong as we each are alone, together we are stronger. Together, we win.

AD US Member of the Year for Performance Over $10 Million
Eckart, LLC, 2017
AD US Member of the Year for Performance Under $10 Million
B&S Electric Supply Company, Inc., 2017
AD Candian Member of the Year for Performance Under $10 Million
Gimpel Electric Supply Ltd., 2017
AD Candian Member of the Year for Performance Over $10 Million
Electrimat, 2017
AD Mexico Member of the Year for Commitment
Bricos, 2017
AD US Supplier of the Year for Performance Under $10 Million
Hammond Manufacturing, 2017
AD Canadian Supplier of the Year for Performance Over $5 Million
Kidde Canada, 2017
AD Mexico Supplier of the Year
General Cable Mexico, 2017
AD Electrical Giving Back Award
Stanion Wholesale Electric Co., 2017
AD Electrical Best Conversion of the Year
Billows Electric Supply & Acuity Brands, Inc., 2017
AD Electrical MVP Award
Jeff Cronin at Independent Electric Supply, 2017
AD Electrical Best Workplace Recognition
Bricos, Electric Supply & Equipment Co., Schaedler Yesco, Standard Electric Supply, Van Meter, Inc., Werner Electric Co. of MN, 2017
AD Supplier of the Year for Marketing Excellence
Progress Lighting, 2017
AD US Supplier of the Year for Performance over $10 Million
Calpipe Industries, Inc., 2017
AD Electrical Best Annual Planning Process
Border States, 2017
AD Canadian Supplier of the Year for Performance Over $5 Million
Liteline Corporation, 2016
AD Supplier of the Year for Marketing Excellence
Philips Canada, 2016
AD US Member of the Year for Performance Under $10 Million
I.D. Booth Inc., 2016
AD US Member of the Year for Performance Over $10 Million
City Electric Company Inc., 2016
AD Candian Member of the Year for Performance Under $10 Million
Source Atlantic, 2016
AD Candian Member of the Year for Performance Over $10 Million
J.W. Bird & Company Limited, 2016
AD US Supplier of the Year for Performance Under 10 Million
American Polywater, 2016
AD US Supplier of the Year Over $10 Million
WattStopper / Legrand, 2016
AD Electrial MVP
Lauren Shovein at Van Meter, 2016
AD Electrial Supplier of the Year for Leadership
Pat Murphy at Juno Lighting, 2016
AD Electrical Member of the Year for Leadership
Greg Chun at McNaughton-McKay, 2016
AD Electrical Best Conversion
Stanion Wholesale Electric and Thomas & Betts, 2016
AD Canadian Supplier of the Year for Performance Under $5 Million
First Alert Canada, 2016
AD Electrical Best Annual Planning Process
Kirby Risk, 2016
AD Electrical Giving Back Award
Border States, 2016
AD Electrical 100 Year Recognition
Steiner Electric, 2016
AD Electrical Giving Back Award
Van Meter Inc., 2015
AD Electrical Supplier of the Year, Leadership
Ed Marinelli (Electri-Flex), 2015
AD US Member of the Year for Performance over $10M
ESC, 2015
AD Electrical MVP Award
Farrah Mittel (Schaedler Yesco), 2015
AD Electrical Member of the Year, Leadership
Bill Smith (Electrozad Supply), 2015
AD Supplier of the Year, Marketing Excellence
Omni Cable, 2015
AD Electrical Conversion of the Year
Dominion Electric and Littlefuse, 2015
AD Electrical Best Annual Planning Process
Bell Electric, 2015
AD Supplier of the Year for Performance over $10M
SATCO, 2015
AD Electrical Canadian Supplier for Performance Under $5M
Wheatland Tube Canada, 2015
AD Electrical Canadian Supplier for Performance Over $5M
Stelpro, 2015
AD US Supplier of the Year for Performance under $10M
RAB Lighting, 2015
AD US Member of the Year for Performance under $10M
Baynes Electric Supply, 2015
AD Canada Member of the Year for Performance under $10M
Harwell, 2015
AD Canada Member of the Year for Performance over $10M
Robertson Electric Wholesale, 2015
AD Electrical Supplier of the Year, Marketing Excellence
Leviton Manufacturing, 2014
AD Electrical Affiliate of the Year for Leadership
John Spoor (State Electric Supply Co.), 2014
AD Electrical Canadian Affiliate of the Year Performance
Robertson Electric Wholesale, 2014
AD Electrical US Supplier of the Year Performance
Calpipe Industries, 2014
AD Electrical Supplier of the Year for Leadership
Greg Lampert (General Cable), 2014
AD Electrical Giving Back Award
Steiner Electric Co., 2014
AD Electrical MVP Award
Christina Ide (North Coast Electric), 2014
AD ESD Best Conversion to an AD Supplier
Independent Electric Supply and BURNDY LLC, 2014
AD Electrical Best Annual Planning Process Award
Franklin Empire, 2014
AD Electrical Canadian Supplier of the Year for Performance
Philips Lighting Canada, 2014
AD Electrical U.S. Affiliate of the Year, Performance
Good Friend Electric, 2014
AD ESD Supplier of the Year, Leadership
John Hoffman (Legrand), 2013
AD ESD Supplier of the Year, Performance
Heritage Plastics, 2013
AD ESD Best Conversion to an AD Supplier
Kendall Electric and Hubbell Lighting, 2013
AD Clean Energy Champion of the Year
Jim Woods (Shealy Electrical Wholesalers), 2013
AD ESD Supplier of the Year, Marketing Excellence
Philips Corporation, 2013
AD Clean Energy Affiliate of the Year
McNaughton-McKay Electric Company, 2013
AD Clean Energy Supplier of the Year
Scout Solar, 2013
AD ESD Canadian Affiliate of the Year, Performance
Earl O'Neil Electric Supply Limited, 2013
AD ESD US Affiliate of the Year, Leadership
John Burke (Kirby Risk Electrical Supply), 2013
AD ESD Best Annual Planning Process
Electrical Engineering & Equipment Company, 2013
AD Giving Back Award
Shealy Electrical Wholesalers, 2013
AD Most Valuable Player (MVP)
Buckles-Smith, 2013
AD Electrical US Affiliate of the Year for Performance
Schaedler Yesco Distribution, 2012
AD Clean Energy Champion of the Year
Randy Moberg (Werner Electric Supply of MN), 2012
AD Electrical Best Annual Planning Process Award
City Electric Company, 2012
AD Electrical Supplier of the Year for Marketing Excellence
Thomas & Betts, 2012
AD Electrical Canadian Affiliate of the Year
Independent Electric Supply, 2012
AD Electrical Best Conversion to an AD Supplier
IAC and GE Energy Industrial Solutions, 2012
AD Clean Energy Supplier of the Year
SolarWorld, 2012
AD Electrical US Supplier of the Year for Performance
Juno Lighting Group, 2012
AD Electrical MVP Award
Brooke Himmelberger (Fromm Electric), 2012
AD Electrical US Affiliate of the Year for Leadership
Burt Schraga (Bell Electric Supply), 2012
AD Clean Energy Affiliate of the Year
Van Meter Inc., 2012
AD Electrical Giving Back Award
E.B. Horsman & Son, 2012
AD Electrical U.S. & Canadian Supplier of the Year for Leadership
Hammond Power Solutions, 2012
AD Electrical Best Annual Planning Process
Border States Electric, 2011
AD Electrical Canadian Supplier of the Year
Canlyte and Philips, 2011
AD Best Conversion to an AD Supplier Electrical Award
Van Meter Industrial & Wheatland Tube, 2011
AD Electrical Supplier of the Year for Marketing Excellence
GE Energy Industrial Solutions, 2011
AD Affiliate of the Year for Performance
Shealy Electrical Wholesalers, 2011
AD Electrical Affiliate Legacy of Leadership Award
Mayer Electric, 2011
AD Electrical MVP Award
David Oldfather (Electrical Supply Divisions), 2011
AD Electrical Supplier of the Year for Peformance
Omni Cable, 2011
AD Electrical Supplier Legacy of Leadership Award
Leviton Manufacturing, 2011
AD Electrical Canadian Affiliate of the Year
Liteco, 2010
AD Electrical Affiliate of the Year for Leadership
B-J Electric Supply, Inc., 2010
AD Electrical Supplier of the Year for Marketing Excellence
RAB Lighting, 2010
AD Electrical Best Annual Planning Process
North Coast Electric Company, 2010
AD Electrical Best Conversion to an AD Supplier
Eckart & Generac Power Systems, 2010
AD Electrical Supplier of the Year for Performance
Panduit, 2010
AD Electrical Division MVP
Deb Ricci (Werner Electric Supply Co. of MN), 2010
AD Electrical Affiliate of the Year for Performance
Hunzicker Brothers, 2010
AD Supplier of the Year for Leadership
Leviton Manufacturing, 2010
Lifetime Achievement Award
William S. Dietrich II, 2012
AD HVAC Member of the Year
Auer Steel & Heating Supply, 2016
AD HVAC Conversion of the Year
Johns Manville & Mingledorff's, 2016
AD HVAC Supplier of the Year
Honeywell Genesis, 2016
AD HVAC Member of the Year
AC Pro, 2015
AD HVAC Supplier of the Year
Diversitech, 2015
AD HVAC Supplier of the Year
Honeywell, 2014
AD HVAC Conversion of the Year
Standard Supply & K-Flex USA, 2014
AD HVAC Affiliate of the Year
APR Supply Company, 2014
AD HVAC Conversion of the Year
American Metals Supply and Heating & Cooling Products, 2013
AD HVAC Supplier of the Year
Berry Plastics Corporation, 2013
AD HVAC Affiliate of the Year
Behler-Young Co., 2013
AD HVAC Conversion of the Year
Hercules Industries and Reznor, 2012
AD HVAC Affiliate of the Year
Standard Supply, 2012
AD HVAC Supplier of the Year
Duro Dyne, 2012
AD HVAC Best Conversion Winner
American Metals Supply, 2011
AD HVAC Supplier of the Year
DiversiTech, 2011
AD HVAC Affiliate of Year
Peirce-Phelps, 2011
AD HVAC Best Conversion to an AD Supplier
Majestic Steel & American Metals, 2011
AD Best MRO Conversion
All Integrated Solutions, sia Abrasives, & Cribmaster, 2017
AD Best Safety Conversion
Industrial Supply Company Inc. & Kimberly-Clark Professional, 2017
AD Tier 2 Supplier of the Year for Performance
Stanley Black & Decker, DeWALT, PROTO, 2017
AD Tier 1 Supplier of the Year for Performance
Tingley Rubber Corp, 2017
AD Tier 1 Member of the Year for Performance
S.L Fusco, 2017
AD Industrial Member of the Year for Leadership
Dan Amatruda, Weber Supply Company Inc., 2017
AD Best Metalworking Conversion
Sterling Supply Co. & Dormer Pramet, 2017
AD Best Tool & Material Handling Conversion
Black & Company & Milwaukee Tool, 2017
AD Best Annual Planning Process
Quality Mill Supply, 2017
AD Recognition of Outgoing Industrial Division Leadership
Don Ireland, Industrial Supply Company, 2017
AD Tier 2 Member of the Year for Performance
P&I Supply, 2017
AD Best Workplace Recognition
Stellar Industrial, 2017
AD Industrial MVPs
Kevin Ketter and Jeff Ketter, T&A Industrial Distributors, 2017
AD Industrial Giving Back Award
Weber Supply Company Inc., 2017
AD Industrial Member of the Year for Performance
Johnston Industrial Supply, 2016
AD Industrial Giving Back Award
Horizon Solutions, 2016
AD Industrial MVP
Jamison Dohn at R.G. Brewton Company, 2016
AD Industrial Member of the Year Leadership
Jeff Bigelow, Hubbard Supply Co., 2016
AD Industrial Supplier of the Year for Leadership
Weiler Corporation, 2016
AD Industrial Tier 2 Supplier of the Year for Perfomance
Capital Saftey, 2016
AD Best Conversion for Safety
GME and Capital Safety, 2016
AD Best Conversion for MRO
Turner Supply Co. & 3M US Industrial Market, 2016
AD Best Annual Planning Process
Hubbard Supply Company, 2016
Best AD Conversion for Tool & Material Handling
Stellar Industrial & Milwaukee Tool, 2016
AD Tier 1 Supplier of the Year for Performance
National Safety Apparel, Inc., 2016
AD Best Conversion for Metal Working
PFERD and Johnston Industrial Supply, 2016
AD Industrial Supplier of the Year for Leadership
Dormer Pramet, 2015
AD Industrial Giving Back Award
Tenaquip Limited, 2015
AD Industrial MVP
Amy Brown (Hubbard Supply Company), 2015
AD Industrial Member of The Year for Leadership
Bobby Wade (Arkansas Mill Supply), 2015
AD Industrial Member of the Year for Performance
Hanes Supply, 2015
AD Industrial Supplier of the Year for Performance
Milwaukee Tool, 2015
AD Industrial Member of the Year, Marketing Excellence
Industrial Supply Company, 2015
AD Industrial Supplier of the Year, Marketing Excellence
Apex Tool Group, 2015
Best Conversion to an AD Safety Supplier
Hubbard Supply & Protective Industrial Products, 2015
AD MRO Best Conversion
GT Midwest & 3M, 2015
AD Metalworking Best Conversion
BlackHawk Industrial & Dynabrade, 2015
AD Tools & Materials Handling Best Conversion
Colonial Hardware & Lift-All, 2015
AD Best Annual Planning Process
T&A Industrial Distributors, 2015
AD ISD Affiliate of the Year for Leadership
Mike Baker, President of Quality Mill Supply Co., 2014
AD ISD Best Annual Planning Process Award
Replenex, 2014
AD ISD Supplier of the Year, Marketing Excellence
3M, 2014
ISD Best Conversions to AD Suppliers
Stellar Industrial and Master Chemical; Ergodyne and ORR Safety, 2014
AD ISD Affiliate of the Year, Marketing Excellence
Industrial Supply Co., Inc., 2014
AD ISD Affiliate of the Year, Performance
Martin Industrial Supply, 2014
AD ISD Supplier of the Year, Performance
Milwaukee Electric Tool Corp., 2014
ISD AD MVP
Mark R. Higgins, 2014
AD ISD Supplier of the Year, Leadership
Capital Safety, 2014
AD ISD Giving Back Award
Stanley Black & Decker, 2014
AD ISD Affiliate of the Year, Performance
Border States Electric, 2013
ISD Best Conversion to an AD Supplier, Metalworking
BlackHawk Industrial and SGS Tools, 2013
AD ISD Affiliate of the Year, Leadership
John Wiborg (Stellar Industrial), 2013
ISD Best Conversion to an AD Supplier, Tools & Material Handling
General Industrial Tool & Supply and Milwaukee Electric Corp., 2013
AD ISD Supplier of the Year, Performance
Walter Meier Mfg., 2013
AD ISD Supplier of the Year, Leadership
Brady Corp, 2013
AD ISD Giving Back Award
Allied Machine & Engineering, 2013
ISD AD MVP
Emily Konrad (Johnston Industrial Supply), 2013
AD Supplier of the Year, Marketing Excellence
Seco Tools, 2013
AD Affiliate of the Year, Marketing Excellence
Walter A. Wood Supply, 2013
AD Best Annual Planning Process
BlackHawk Industrial, 2013
AD ISD Best Annual Planning Process
Tenaquip Limited, 2012
AD ISD Best Conversion to an AD Supplier
Replenex and 3M, 2012
AD ISD Affiliate of the Year for Performance
Fairmont Supply Company, 2012
ISD AD MVP
Steve Boyd (Arkansas Mill Supply), 2012
AD ISD Supplier of the Year for Performance
Protective Industrial Products, 2012
AD ISD Supplier of the Year for Marketing Excellence
Stanley Black & Decker, 2012
AD ISD Giving Back Award
Horizon Distribution, 2012
AD ISD Affiliate of the Year for Marketing Excellence
N.H. Bragg & Sons, 2012
AD ISD Supplier of the Year for Leadership
Milwaukee Electric Tool Corp., 2012
AD ISD Affiliate of the Year for Leadership
Updike Supply Company, 2012
AD Industrial Affiliate Legacy of Leadership Award
Arkansas Mill Supply, 2011
AD Industrial Best Conversion to an AD Supplier
James H. Cross Co. & Precision Dormer, 2011
AD Excellence in Local Support Award
GOJO, 2011
Industrial Division MVP Award
Stu Mechlin, 2011
AD Industrial Supplier Legacy of Leadership Award
Apex Tool Group, 2011
AD Industrial Supplier of the Year for Marketing Excellence
Milwaukee Electric Tool Corp., 2011
AD Industrial Affiliate Legacy of Leadership
Industrial Supply Co., Inc., 2011
AD Industrial Affiliate of the Year for Performance
Shively Brothers, 2011
AD Industrial Best Conversion to an AD Supplier
Nestor Sales & Milwaukee Electric Tool Corp., 2011
AD Industrial Best Annual Process Award
W.P & R.S Mars Company, 2011
AD Industrial Supplier of the Year for Performance
Master Chemical Corporation, 2011
AD Industrial Supplier Legacy of Leadership Award
SGS Tool Company, 2011
AD Industrial Affiliate of the Year for Marketing Excellence
Stellar Industrial Supply Inc., 2011
AD Young Leaders Recognition
2016 AD Young Leaders Recognition, 2016
AD Women in Industry Recognition
2016 AD Women in Industry Recognition, 2016
AD Honors Thomas Somerville Celebrating 155 Years
Thomas Somerville, 2016
AD Honors F.W. Webb Company Celebrating 150 Years
F.W. Webb Company, 2016
AD PHCP Giving Back Award
Southwire Company, 2016
AD Best Field Marketing Summit
Thomas Somerville, 2016
AD PHCP Best Conversion Award
Locke Supply and Arkema, 2015
AD PHCP Best Annual Planning Process Winner
Traeger Brothers & Associates, 2015
AD PHCP MVP Award
Allie Lehmannm (Standard Supply), 2015
AD PHCP Giving Back Award
Kenny Pipe & Supply Inc., 2015
AD PHCP MVP of the Year
Mike Vita, 2014
AD PHCP Giving Back Award
Eastern Industrial Supplies, Inc., 2014
AD Young Leaders
Affiliated Distributors honors the 2014 PHCP Young Leaders., 2014
AD PHCP Best Annual Planning Process Winner
CIB Corp., 2014
AD PHCP Supplier of the Year, Marketing Excellence
SharkBite, 2014
PHCP AD MVP
Michael McInernery (Thos. Somerville Company), 2013
AD PHCP Best Annual Planning Process
Eastern Industrial Supplies, Inc., 2013
AD PHCP Suppliers of the Year, Marketing Excellence
Get Out the Lead Consortium, 2013
AD PHCP Giving Back Award
Gerber Danze, 2013
AD PHCP AD Young Leaders
Affiliated Distributors honors the eight AD Young Leaders chosen by Supply House Times as their Young Execs 20., 2013
AD PHCP Giving Back Award
Merit Brass, 2012
AD PHCP MVP Award
Tom Laprocido (US Supply Company), 2012
AD PHCP Supplier of the Year, Marketing Excellence
Watts Water Technologies, 2012
AD PHCP Best Annual Planning Process
Aaron & Company, 2012
AD PHCP Legacy of Leadership Award
First Supply, 2011
AD PHCP Best Annual Planning Process Award
Standard Supply, 2011
AD PHCP Supplier of the Year, Marketing Excellence
Elkay, 2011
AD PHCP MVP Award
Roy Weaks, 2011
AD Plumbing Member of the Year
Pace Supply Corp, 2016
AD Plumbing Supplier of the Year
Oatey, 2016
AD Plumbing Conversion of the Year
Bradford White, Capitol Group, Keidel, Blackman & Valley Supply, 2016
AD Plumbing Member of the Year
Texas Plumbing Supply Co., Inc., 2015
AD Plumbing Supplier of the Year
Elkay, 2015
AD Plumbing Conversion of the Year
VP Supply Corporation and Prier Products, 2014
AD Plumbing Supplier of the Year
Uponor, 2014
AD Plumbing Affiliate of the Year
Crawford Supply Company, 2014
AD Plumbing Supplier of the Year
Charlotte Pipe & Foundry Co., 2013
AD Plumbing Affiliate of the Year
First Supply, 2013
AD Plumbing Conversion of the Year
Texas Plumbing Supply and Matco-Norca, 2013
AD Plumbing Affiliate of the Year
Blackman Plumbing Supply, 2012
AD Plumbing Conversion of the Year
NIBCO & Pace Supply, 2012
AD Plumbing Supplier of the Year
Cerro Flow Products, 2012
AD Plumbing Network Meeting
On March 26th, 2012, the Affiliated Distributors indpendent plumbing distributors met in Houston, Texas., 2012
AD Best Plumbing Conversion to an AD Supplier
Murray Supply and NIBCO, 2011
AD Plumbing Affiliate of the Year
Wool Plumbing Supply, 2011
AD Plumbing Supplier of the Year
Mueller Industries, 2011
AD PVF Conversion of the Year
AP Supply & Allied Group, 2016
AD PVF Supplier of the Year
Merit Brass, 2016
AD PVF Member of the Year
MKS Pipe & Valve Company, 2016
AD PVF Member of the Year
Central States Group, 2015
AD PVF Supplier of the Year
Anvil International, 2015
AD PVF Conversion of the Year
Cooney Brothers & Dixon Sanitary, 2014
AD PVF Supplier of the Year
Apollo Valves, 2014
AD PVF Affiliate of the Year
F.W. Webb, 2014
AD PVF Affiliate of the Year
Columbia Pipe & Supply Co., 2013
AD PVF Conversion of the Year
M&M Supply Co. and Kelly Pipe Company, 2013
AD PVF Supplier of the Year
GF Piping Systems, 2013
AD PVF Conversion of the Year
A&B Valve and Piping Systems AND Crane Energy Flow Solutions, 2012
AD PVF Supplier of the Year
Phoenix Forge, 2012
AD PVF Affiliate of the Year
Industrial Piping Systems, 2012
AD PVF Best Conversion
A&M Industrial Supply, Spirax Sarco, and Milwaukee Valve, 2011
AD PVF Affiliate of the Year
Puget Sound Pipe & Supply, 2011
AD PVF Supplier of the Year
Wheatland Tube, 2011