The first annual DMP Awards were held during the DMP Owners Forum in Las Vegas, Nev. the day before this year’s ISC West, April 9, 2019.

“We’re very proud of our dealers’ accomplishments, as I’m sure their peers are as well,” said DMP Vice President of Sales Mark NeSmith. “What better place than our Owners Forum to recognize our first award recipients.”

After a breakfast outside of the Keep Memory Alive Event Center, where the forum was held, the day started off with a playful welcome and introductions from Jeff Britton, vice president of product design at DMP, and Brad Tucker, vice president of product management and support. Tim Whall, former CEO of ADT, gave an enthralling keynote speech on his long and successful career in the security industry. 

NeSmith then handed out the Dealer Milestone Awards, which are given to dealers who have worked with DMP for 10 and 25 years. As this was the first annual awards presentation, DMP had several dealers to recognize and included those with 10 years or more and 25 years or more.

“We have been blessed with many longstanding and loyal dealers,” NeSmith said. “We want to recognize that within our Milestone Award.”

Britton and Tucker then took the stage again to share the successes DMP has enjoyed in the past year, and DMP Software Engineer Chad Watson gave an informative speech on how to use one of the company’s new products, DMP’s Virtual Keypad Access. 

After a relaxing lunch in the Reflection Garden, NeSmith handed out the Sales Recognition Awards, which included silver, gold, platinum and diamond sales achievements. 

“These individuals need no introductions — among their peers and throughout DMP, they’re highly regarded as accomplished professionals,” NeSmith said. “We’ve been blessed with continued growth in business, and our dealers are a vital secret to that success. Their level of professionalism and commitment is what inspired us to create the DMP Awards — to recognize those who we believe represent the best of the best.”

That afternoon, Dylan Wint, director of education at the Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health, which had shared its space with DMP for the forum that day, explained the organization’s mission, and why it’s so important to work to keep memory alive. Mark Murphy, CEO of Leadership IQ, then gave an afternoon keynote about word pictures and the need for a clear and shared definition of an employee’s responsibilities. 

The forum ended with the handing out of the Dealer of the Year Awards in several categories, including mid-market, large market, super regional, new dealer, residential, fire alarm and access control. 

DMP will continue to recognize and honor award recipients each year during its Owners Forum.