ADI Global Distribution announced the recipients of its 2015 Vendor Awards. ADI selected Flir as Vendor of the Year for the U.S., and Hikvision as the Vendor of the Year in Canada. ADI also recognized vendors in the categories of best sales support, best marketing support and best supplier delivery performance.
Each year, ADI recognizes key suppliers across North America for their support and contributions toward ADI’s growth and success. Vendors are evaluated based on revenue, sales support, marketing initiatives, inventory results and feedback from ADI’s sales and marketing leadership team. The ADI Vendor Awards were presented during the annual Vendor Symposium at ADI’s 2016 Kickoff Meeting held last month in Orlando, Fla.
The ADI Global Distribution 2015 Vendor Award Recipients are: 
  • Vendor of the Year – U.S.: Flir
  • Vendor of the Year – Canada: Hikvision
  • Best Sales Support – U.S.: Honeywell Fire
  • Best Sales Support – Canada: CDVI
  • Best Marketing Support – U.S./Canada: Proficient
  • Best Supplier Delivery – U.S.: Platinum Tools  
  • Best Supplier Delivery – Canada: Aiphone
“Flir is honored to be recognized as Vendor of the Year in the United States by ADI Global Distribution,” said Wayne Hurd, vice president of distribution sales/national accounts from Flir. “ADI’s extensive reach in the industry has allowed us to expand within the market and successfully deliver our products to dealers across the country. We look forward to continuing our success for years to come.” 
Gordon Lang, director, strategic partners at Hikvision USA, said, “ADI is an important partner in helping us better serve our Canadian customers. We are honored to receive Vendor of the Year for Canada. Our growth in Canada has been phenomenal the past few years thanks to some very solid partnerships. ADI is without a doubt a very big part of that success,”
The 2016 Vendor Symposium brought over 400 attendees representing more than 100 manufacturers together to celebrate ADI’s success in 2015. Attendees also heard the organization’s plans for continued growth through the coming year 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; Rob Aarnes, ADI Americas president; and Marco Cardazzi, vice president of marketing North America. 
“As a distributor our vendor relationships are vital to our success,” Flink said. “Each of these suppliers has demonstrated excellence in service at all levels which is a testament to the values we hold highly at ADI. We are proud to honor and celebrate their contributions and achievements.”
Jeffrey He, president of Hikvision USA and Hikvision Canada, said of the global relationship Hikvision has with ADI, “The partnership we initially created with ADI in North America has now become global in nature. We are excited to continue that strong partnership in North America and extend that to shared markets overseas. We are honored to receive Vendor of the Year as acknowledgement of our successes in Canada, and we are confident that 2016 will be an even more fruitful year.”