Distribution America, PRO Group Honor ATG With Two Awards

December 10 2019

Distribution America, PRO Group Honor ATG With Two Awards

Sparks, MD, December 10, 2019 - Apex Tool Group (ATG) is proud to have brought home two awards from November's executive conference for Distribution America (DA) and PRO Group, held in St. Petersburg, Florida.

This year ATG earned honors from both distribution organizations, and was the only supplier to earn two awards in 2019.  "I can't thank our teams enough for continuing to deliver for these two buying groups who represent 26 hardware wholesalers nationwide," shared ATG's Patrick O'Reilly, Director, Sales, Hardware.  

At left, top - With ATG's Hand and Power Tool "Key Vendor of the Year" award are PRO Group's Shari Kalbach, VP of Merchandising and Jeff Styerwalt, Merchandise Manager; ATG's Randy Byrd, District Sales Manager and Patrick O'Reilly; and Steve Synnott, CEO, PRO Group.  PRO Group is the second largest network of independent hardware, hardlines and paint wholesale distributors in the U.S. 

Bottom photo:  At the same event, ATG received Distribution America's highest award, “Overall Vendor of the Year" out of 600 vendors.  This award is voted on by member distributors of DA, a multi-billion dollar organization serving 15,000 retailers in 50 states.  Here, O'Reilly and Byrd are shown with DA's Dave Christmas, President and Paul McNally, Director of Merchandising.