IMAGEN Brands’ Crown and Vitronic, were recently awarded the 2016 Most Valuable Partner Award by distributor Proforma Albrecht & Co. at its Sales Achievement Awards Celebration at The Monastery in Cincinnati, Ohio in May.

“This is one of the hardest decisions each year as Proforma Albrecht has such great supplier partners,” explains Fred Albrecht. “IMAGEN Brands was selected by our team based on overall sales, as well as a market-share increase of over 108 percent over the prior year through the introduction of new trends in products and colors, exclusives, as well as custom overseas production capability—delivering quality and safe products on time. In reality, this award represents the hard work of every IMAGEN Brands employee. Congratulations to our 2016 Most Valuable Partner of the Year, and to Dana Zezzo and the team of phenomenal people he has assembled at IMAGEN Brands.”

The supplier’s national accounts manager, Rory Campbell, accepted the award on behalf of IMAGEN Brands, and he was also awarded Outstanding MVP Partner Rep of the Year by Suzette Albrecht, the distributor’s co-owner and president. “Rory is the quintessential sales professional. His friendship and business partnership is invaluable to the sales professionals and employees of Proforma Albrecht & Co.,” says Suzette Albrecht.

Each year, the team at Proforma Albrecht, including sales professionals from around the country and home office employees, vote to reward the one of the many industry supplier sales representatives.

In accepting the award, Campbell said, “It is a great honor to receive the Proforma Albrecht Supplier Rep of the Year Award. I have been working with Proforma Albrecht for almost 10 years now and have been chasing this award hard the last few years. The relationship between both companies is a true partnership. I am glad to be able to call many of their reps and team members not just a business partner, but friends.”