Newmar Corp. recognized several suppliers and individual contributors for 2021 supply chain performance at its annual banquet.
The banquet took place March 31 at the Samluung Platz Event Center in Nappanee, Indiana.
Newmar’s top supplier award is the Virgil Miller award. This year’s recipient was Blue Linx Corp., a building products supplier.
Newmar recognizes suppliers for outstanding performance. The awards are based on internal surveys measuring each supplier in multiple categories. Suppliers are rated for interactions with Newmar’s purchasing, manufacturing, quality, service and engineering departments.
Suppliers needed a score of 195 out of 201 points to earn an invitation to the evening’s festivities.
“What an amazing opportunity to recognize our key partners that have continued to deliver quality product, on-time to Newmar while being faced with significant disruptions in the supply chain,” said Matt McQuown, vice president of supply chain. “These companies and individuals contributed greatly to Newmar’s continued success in the Class A and Super C markets.”
More than 500 suppliers were eligible to receive a 2021 award. Of those, 105 suppliers received an excellent rating and were eligible for individuals’ awards. Newmar recognized suppliers for their service, dedication and commitment to serving Newmar.
In addition to suppliers, multiple Newmar and Winnebago Industries employees were in attendance.
The awards presented this year were:
Customer Service Award
• Jason Woolverton of Robert Weed Plywood
• Amanda Keiper of Robert Weed Plywood
• Diana Norris of Riverpark
• Lisa Daly of The Shyft Group
• Julie Cortese of Crane Composites
Special Recognition Award
• Jacob Blouin of Carefree of Colorado
Salespersons of the Year:
• Dan Smith of Blue Linx
• Megan Hiland of Freightliner
Delivery Service Award
• DJ Riskovitch of Himco
Engineering Innovation Award
Operation Support Award
• Jeff Campbell of Custom Air
Top 10 Suppliers
• Crane Composites
• HJ Oldenkamp
• KIB Enterprises/ATC
• PTL Engineering
• Equipment Service/Stresco
• Riverpark, Inc
• S & H Metal