The Vernon Company named BIC Graphic its 2016 Supplier of the Year at the Newton, Iowa, distributor’s annual National Sales Meeting last month. The Supplier of the Year Award is given annually to the industry supplier that provides the best overall service to The Vernon Company and its customers.

“This award is about partnership, and BIC Graphic is the true meaning of a partner,” says Vicki Palm, Vernon's director of marketing. “From the top down, they give every effort to support The Vernon Company. Every member of their team works hard, day in and day out, to earn our business. Our account executives enjoy working with BIC Graphic, because they make it easy to do so. They offer proactive concepts and ideas on the front end and back that up with exceptional service and support.”

The Supplier of the Year Award is based on several quality considerations, including product selection and quality, pricing, customer service, problem resolution and marketing support programs.

Denise Brune, national account manager at BIC Graphic, adds, “Our whole team at BIC Graphic, from sales and marketing to customer service and manufacturing, was very excited and honored that our company was selected as Vernon’s Supplier of the Year. It is a privilege to work with such professional reps and support teams. There is a real sense of family support at Vernon, and I am very happy to be a part of it. The backing that Vernon gives to their Preferred Suppliers is outstanding. Everyone is always willing to share pertinent information and develop strategies together to help grow the business. Working with Vernon is a true partnership relationship.”