The Vernon Company recognized Brian De Bottis, national accounts director with supplier Starline, Inc., as the Newton, Iowa-based distributor’s Supplier Representative of the Year Award during the company’s annual National Sales Meeting.

The Supplier Representative of the Year Award is given annually to the industry supplier rep who provides the best overall service to The Vernon Company and its customers. The Supplier Account Manager of the Year award honors a supplier rep for outstanding service and dedication to Vernon and its account executives, continually going above and beyond expectations.

“This year, Brian received ‘Outstanding’ votes from Vernon AEs for being accessible, responsive, proactive and for overall service and partnership,” says Vicki Palm, director of marketing for The Vernon Company. “Early in the year, Brian began increasing his direct communication with our account executives to better understand their needs and provide guidance to them, ultimately reinforcing Vernon’s relationship with Starline. Even today, Brian sends weekly and monthly emails with trends and product ideas as well as product and special offer flyers. He even created a Vernon Starline Facebook group to share ideas and ask questions.”