Exertis Almo has officially revealed the winners of its 2022 Manufacturer Excellence Awards. The awards were presented during the company’s first National Sales Meeting as a fully integrated marketing, sales and service entity since rebranding earlier in April 2022. The ceremony occurred on July 28, 2022 at a gala with a “Roaring ‘20s” theme at The Belvedere Baltimore in historic Mt. Vernon based in the heart of Baltimore. Philadelphia-based Exertis Almo is the largest and most specialized value-added North American AV distributor.
Now in its 10th year (previously the Almo Professional A/V NSM), recipients of the Awards of Excellence showcase the ability to go above and beyond to support the needs of pro AV integrators and resellers. According to a statement, these leaders understand the importance of creating strong relationships and marketing strategies that build value and success. They also provide training, education and revenue-growing services.
Honoring Outstanding Efforts
EVP/COO of Exertis Almo Sam Taylor explains, “This year’s Manufacturer Excellence Awards are especially worthy of celebration due to all the changes and evolution we’ve experienced. Thanks to the exceptional work of our employees and vendor partners, in less than six months we were able to fully, successfully combine two major distributors to become a larger, more resourceful entity with the ability to serve our partners at a much greater capacity.”
He continues, “During this time period, we were also able to exceed our aggressive first quarter revenue plan. The Awards recognize those individuals and companies that significantly contributed to this growth through outstanding leadership, sales, service and partnership.”
Recipients of the Exertis Almo Manufacturer Excellence Awards include:
- Top Gross Margin Over $50M: LG
- Top Sales – Essentials: Legrand
- Highest Growth Year-Over-Year – Displays: Sony
- Highest Growth Year-Over-Year – Essentials: Nureva
- Vendor Rep of the Year: Michael Venaski, Epson
The week-long Exertis Almo National Sales Meeting, themed, “Make Extraordinary Happen” included hundreds of Exertis Almo employees, manufacturers and other vendors. It also included a welcoming address from Tim Griffin, managing director of DCC Technology and the Exertis Group.
Keynote speaker Carey Lohrenz, the first female F-14 Tomcat fighter pilot and a Wall Street Journal bestselling author, spoke as part of Exertis Almo’s DEI initiative. According to a statement, she discussed the fundamentals of winning under pressure, reducing errors and overcoming obstacles. All attendees received a copy of her award-winning book, “Span of Control,” which walks readers through the fundamentals of surviving and succeeding during times of crisis.
Additionally, as part of its ongoing effort to give back, Exertis Almo has launched a joint initiative with Exertis U.K., called “Ride to Exertis Almo.” Staff and partners are amassing distance by peddling on bikes to reach a goal of 1,750 miles — the halfway point between Exertis Almo’s Philadelphia headquarters and Exertis U.K.
The initiative is to raise money for the American Foundation of Suicide Prevention (AFSP). Established in 1987, the AFSP is a voluntary health organization that gives those affected by suicide a nationwide community. Per a statement, this community is empowered by research, education and advocacy to take action against this leading cause of death.
The contest period, which includes logging miles and making monetary donations, runs until August 31, 2022. To make a donation, visit tiltify.com/@almocorp-exertisalmo/ride-to-exertis-uk.