A time honored tradition, the AIM/R Golden Eagle Award honors our Manufacturers.
Each year AIM/R presents the Golden Eagle Award to an individual in senior level management of a manufacturing firm that:
Utilizes manufacturers’ reps
Has a proven track record in support of manufacturers’ reps being the most efficient, cost-effective method of going to market
Brian Morgan, CPMR, AIM/R SVP of Industry PR and 2018 AIM/R Golden Eagle Award recipient, Jim Margoni, A.O. Smith; Photo courtesy of Mike Miazga, Supply House Times
To be nominated for the award, candidates must:
Work cooperatively and develop and maintain a positive working relationship with manufacturers’ representatives
Promote the industry and have a positive influence on the industry by providing quality products and quality assurance
Provide for efficient communication of information to his/her manufacturers’ reps and assure they are kept up to date on the industry and the manufacturer’s product lines
Facilitate the rep’s job through prompt filling of orders, prompt payment of commissions, by providing backup support in the event of a problem, and work closely with reps to assure customer satisfaction
Utilize manufacturers’ representatives, support AIM/R, and participate on panels and in industry events when invited
2018 Jim Margoni, A.O. Smith
2017 Scott Edwards, Armacell
2016 Brent Noonan, Uponor
2015 Chuck Schwabe, Liberty Pumps
2014 Matthew Hurley, Chicago Faucets
2013 Ed Moran, OmegaFlex
2012 Jim McGoldrick, Bradford White Corp.
2009 Harold Arrowsmith, Anvil International
2008 Kendrick Reaves, Cash Acme
2007 Jim Welch, Lenox
2006 Allen Neher, Elkhart Products Corp.
2005 Bruce Carnevale, Bradford White Corp.
2004 Tom Gleason, Ward Manufacturing, Inc.
2003 Ila LewisGerber, Plumbing Fixtures Corp.
2002 David Hickman, Legend Valve & Fitting, Inc.
We will begin accepting nominations from Rep Agency Members for 2019 next Spring.
The Golden Eagle Award is presented each year at AIM/R’s Annual Conference.
Do you know someone who meets or exceeds the criteria for the AIM/R Golden Eagle Award? Recognize excellence and nominate him or her for the 2019 Golden Eagle Award next Spring!
THE CARR COMPANYCongratulations to Carr Company - Manufacturers Rep of the Year 2018 - Supply House Times
The Association of Independent Manufacturers'/ Representatives, Inc. (AIM/R) is a trade association of independent sales representatives in the plumbing, HVAC/R, kitchen/bath, waterworks, irrigation and related industries. AIM/R members are the top agencies and manufacturers in the industry.