ADI, Melville, N.Y., announced the recipients of its 2014 Vendor Awards. ADI selected Hikvision, City of Industry, Calif., as Vendor of the Year for the United States, and Honeywell Cable, Toronto, for Canada. ADI also recognized vendors in the categories of New Product of the Year, Best Sales Support, Best Marketing Support, Rookie Vendor of the Year, and Best Supplier Delivery Performance.
“Hikvision is honored to be recognized by ADI as Vendor of the Year in the United States,” said Gordon Lang, director, strategic partners at Hikvision USA. “With ADI’s strong distribution channels we have been able to expand our reach and successfully deliver our products to dealers across the country. We look forward to furthering our success in North America in 2015.”
Each year, ADI recognizes key suppliers across North America for their support and contributions towards the growth and success of ADI. Vendors are evaluated based on revenue, sales support, marketing initiatives, inventory results and feedback from ADI’s sales leadership team.
The ADI Vendor Awards were presented in January during the Vendor Symposium at ADI’s 2015 Kickoff Meeting in ChampionsGate, Fla. The Vendor Symposium brought together more than 400 attendees representing more than 175 manufacturers to celebrate the success of 2014, and outline plans for continued growth in 2015 and beyond. Vendors had the opportunity to spend time with ADI’s global leadership team and attend presentations given by ADI executives including Michael Flink, ADI global president, and Rob Aarnes, ADI Americas president.
“Congratulations to all the ADI 2014 Vendor Award winners. Each of these suppliers has demonstrated their commitment to ADI and delivering value to our dealer base. Our vendor partnerships are important to the success of ADI, and we are proud to honor and celebrate their contributions and achievements,” Flink stated.
2014 ADI Vendor Award Recipients included:
- Vendor of the Year – United States: Hikvision
- Vendor of the Year – Canada: Honeywell Cable
- New Product of the Year – United States/Canada: DeWalt Cordless Gyroscopic Screwdriver
- Best Sales Support – United States: Axis Communications
- Best Sales Support – Canada: Trendnet
- Best Marketing Support – United States/Canada: Digital Watchdog
- Rookie Vendor of the Year – United States/Canada: Bose
- Best Supplier Delivery – United States/Canada:
1st place: Keyscan
2nd place: Speco Technologies
3rd place: Vivotek