Newmar Corp. recently recognized several suppliers and individual contributors for their supply chain performance the previous 12 months. Newmar had to forego the annual tradition of recognition at a formal awards banquet due to COVID-19, so recipients were recognized in smaller socially distanced events or via virtual recognition.
The annual awards recognize suppliers for outstanding performance based on internal surveys measuring each supplier in multiple categories while interacting with Newmar’s purchasing, manufacturing, quality, service and engineering departments. A score of 195 of a possible 201 points were required for the suppliers to earn an invitation to the evening’s festivities.
For 2020 more than 500 suppliers were eligible to receive an award. Of those, 105 suppliers scored “excellent” and were eligible for individual awards listed below. Award recipients are recognized for the service, dedication, and commitment to serve Newmar.
“As we all know, 2020 was a challenging year for everyone in the RV Industry,” said Matt McQuown, vice president of supply chain. “These dedicated suppliers overcame huge challenges and the demanding changes we forced on all of them, all the while continuing top level support and service to Newmar.”
The companies and individuals recognized for 2020 were:
Customer Service Award
Amanda Girten of Positron
Beth Bloss of KIB
Cindy-Lou Jardine of Auto-Motion Shade
Salesperson of the Year:
Brian Paul – Ramco Engineering