The North American Plumbing Specialty Distributors (NAPSD), during its recent 2023 Tradeshow, announced the John Mueller Vendor of the Year Award and the Frank O’Connell Member of the Year Award. These awards recognized a supplier partner and a member distributor for their devotion and passion to support the independent distributor member companies of NAPSD.
Jim Tragakis, NAPSD President and Tom D’Orsi of Industrial Plumbing Supply, Redwood City, California, presented the Supplier and Member of the Year Awards.
Barry E Walter Sr. Company, Ft. Morgan, Colorado
In the words of Tragakis, “If it was not for the dedicated friendship and support of this invaluable vendor of the year, the association would not be as strong as it stands today. Treating each NAPSD member like family and showing genuine interest in our diverse lives are a hallmark of Barry E Walter Sr Company. Their symbiotic relationship with NAPSD has provided incredible growth for members of the association and themselves as well.”
Yolanda Frank, Director of Purchasing & Inside Sales, Equiparts, Oakmont, Pennsylvania
“Due to the tireless efforts of Yolanda Frank, the NAPSD has maintained a strong relationship with our vendor partners through some difficult and trying times. Her steady hand and incredible desire for perfection have been a shining example for current members and vendor partners alike. Her attention to detail and organizational skills are unmatched. The NAPSD is forever indebted to Yolanda Frank,” said Tragakis.
NAPSD is a professional community and a network of owners and managers from distribution companies in the specialty plumbing channel. NAPSD companies focus on the professional plumbing trade and facilities maintenance for aftermarket repair, parts, and replacement materials. They share the same goals and challenges of adapting to, surviving, and prospering in a rapidly changing playing field of selling products, managing their customers and their employees.