Golden Eagle Award


Golden Eagle Award

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

Past Recipients

  • 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 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.

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