HALO Branded Solutions (PPAI 106462) presented its 2016 Supplier of the Year Award and 2016 Supplier Representative of the Year Award at the Sterling, Illinois, distributor’s annual Awards Gala at the Las Vegas Four Seasons Hotel in conjunction with The PPAI Expo 2017.
Nearly 300 HALO account executives and support personnel recognized supplier alphabroder as the distributor’s 2016 Supplier of the Year, based on a vote by the company’s account executives and support staff late last year. Over 70 preferred suppliers qualified for the vote based on their service, pricing and creative sales promotion efforts.
Terry McGuire, HALO’s senior vice president of marketing, says, “Our continued growth, as well as the growth of our preferred supplier program, is a result of the incredible support from promotional products suppliers like alphabroder.”
Patty Ceranski, major accounts representative for Gemline, was recognized as the 2016 Supplier Representative of the Year. McGuire says, “Patty is a two-time recipient of this honor. She plays a key role in the success of our partnership with Gemline, and works tirelessly to support the HALO sales effort.”
Marc Simon, HALO CEO, adds, “Our preferred supplier program is an industry success story. The profit enhancements and exclusive promotions our preferred suppliers provide are passed on to our sales people—this year we announced a new record of over $2 million in supplier bonus payments to our sales team. In turn, these key suppliers are honored with nearly 70 percent of our purchases. We are pleased to recognize these key suppliers for their efforts on our behalf throughout the year.”