2011 Newmar Vendor Appreciation Dinner
Newmar Corporation held its 2011 Vendor Appreciation Dinner the evening of October 27, 2011 at Das Dutchman Essenhaus in Middlebury, IN. The dinner was hosted by Newmar to recognize and honor its vendors that received an excellent rating on their semiannual vendor evaluation.
Forty seven companies were represented at the annual event, with nearly 150 people in attendance. This was the 14th time the event was held as a way for Newmar Corporation to show its appreciation to its suppliers for the role they play in the company’s success.
At the conclusion of dinner, Newmar’s President Matthew Miller spoke about the importance of the partnerships the company has with its vendors. In his presentation he stated, “Newmar depends on you our partners to bring new ideas to our company in order to constantly improve the products we sell.”
Before presenting the awards to the vendors honored that evening, Mike O’Connell (VP of Purchasing) spoke about the challenging business conditions the entire industry endured over the last several years and the effort and sacrifices everyone in the industry made to survive. “Through it all, Newmar did not go out of business, file for bankruptcy, nor was it sold to anyone else,” said O’Connell. “Newmar did, however, pay its vendors when invoices were due, we paid our employees, and stood behind our warranty obligations to our dealers and customers,” he concluded.
Those in attendance honored with awards were:
· Customer Service Awards – Beth Bloss (KIB), Marsha Hinson (Wesco) and Denell Reilly (Dometic Corporation)
· Salesperson of the Year – Jeremy Buckmeier – Freightliner Customer Chassis
· Delivery Service Award – Gary Singleton (Charleston Corporation)
· Engineering Innovation Award – KIB
· Top Ten Vendor Awards
- Fantastic Vent (a Division of Atwood)
- Cass Hudson Company
- Country Road Doors
- Industrial Finishing
- DH Machine
- HWH Corporation
- Medallion Plastic
- Positron Corporation
- Shaw Industries
- Virgil Miller Award of Excellence – Freightliner Custom Chassis
Established in 1968, Newmar is an innovator and leader in the RV manufacturing industry and recognized nationally for its excellence in quality. Newmar is privately owned and has a dealer network that spans across the United States and Canada. Newmar is located at 355 N. Delaware Street, Nappanee, Indiana. Newmar: When You Know The Difference.