Canada’s Harco Co. Captures Top Maytag Distributor Honor

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Harco Co. Ltd. personnel accept their company’s Fred Maytag Award: (from left) Trey Northrup, general manager, Maytag® Commercial Laundry; Michelle Suhy, national sales manager, commercial laundry, Whirlpool Corp.; Robert Jackson, Harco; Malcolm Caldwell, Harco; Robert Stevens, Harco; Lance Surridge, sales manager, commercial laundry, Whirlpool Corp.; and Chad Lange, director of sales, commercial laundry, Whirlpool Corp. (Photos: Maytag®  Commercial Laundry)

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Personnel from Hercules Corp. and Maytag® Commercial Laundry pose for a photo after the announcement that Hercules had won the Multi-Housing Excellence Award: (from left) Trey Northrup, general manager, Maytag® Commercial Laundry; Michelle Suhy, national sales manager, commercial laundry, Whirlpool Corp.; Paul Finkelstein, Hercules; Adam May, Hercules; Andrew May, Hercules; Andy Tegan, Hercules; Chad Lange, director of sales, commercial laundry, Whirlpool Corp.; and Randy Karn, global service manager, Whirlpool Corp.

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General Manager Chad Pilbeam (third from left), Dependable Laundry Solutions, accepts his company’s Red Carpet Service® Award from (from far left) Tanny Chu, sales manager, Maytag® Commercial Laundry; Trey Northrup, general manager, Maytag® Commercial Laundry; Randy Karn, global service manager, Whirlpool Corp.; Mauricio Lima, sales manager, Maytag® Commercial Laundry; and Chad Lange, director of sales, commercial laundry, Whirlpool Corp.

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John Sioco (third from left), operations director at Excellence Appliance Technologies, accepts his company’s award for being named Maytag’s International Distributor of the Year. Presenting are (from far left) Trey Northrup, general manager, Maytag® Commercial Laundry; Tanny Chu, sales manager, Maytag® Commercial Laundry; Steve Hietpas, international senior sales manager, commercial laundry, Whirlpool Corp.; Chad Lange, director of sales, commercial laundry, Whirlpool Corp.; and Mauricio Lima, sales manager, Maytag® Commercial Laundry.

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Fred Maytag Award is brand’s most coveted and prestigious accolade

ST. JOSEPH, Mich. — The Maytag® Commercial Laundry 59thAnnual Meeting was nothing short of energizing, educational and full of engaging activities, the company says. Hosted in Providence, R.I., the brand recently staged a three-day event, complete with an up-close look at new products and insight to the Maytag® Commercial Laundry strategic approach for the future.

The brand also took the opportunity to honor exemplary distributor performances during the Annual Fred Maytag Awards Dinner.

Taking home the brand’s most coveted and prestigious accolade, the Fred Maytag Award, was Harco Co. Ltd. of Mississauga, Ontario, Canada. The honor is presented to the distributor that best emulates the founder’s marketing philosophy and supports the Maytag® Commercial Laundry brand with salesmanship, professionalism and integrity.

“Harco Co. Ltd. continues to demonstrate outstanding loyalty and dedication to the Maytag® Commercial brand, and the industry,” says Trey Northrup, general manager of Maytag® Commercial Laundry. “We’re fortunate to have a great relationship with Bob Stevens, Rob Jackson and their team, and we look forward to the accomplishments we can achieve together in 2018.”

“Receiving the Fred Maytag Award is a great honor,” says Stevens, co-principal of Harco Co. Ltd. “We’re proud of everything we’ve accomplished over this past year. Looking ahead, we are confident that with the support of Maytag® Commercial Laundry, the future is bright and we will continue to provide our customers with outstanding products, support, and service.”

After a year of showcasing how truly dedicated it is to the coin market, P.T. Triton International, Jakarta, Indonesia, took home the Vended Excellence Award.

Hercules Corp. of Hicksville, N.Y., was presented with the Multi-Housing Excellence Award, which praises exemplary service to the niche market of colleges and universities, condominiums and apartment buildings. It marked the fourth time Hercules has won the award.

“Hercules Corp. instills a culture in which remarkable service is expected, and providing that level of service to its customers is just part of its everyday business operation,” says Northrup. “We applaud Hercules for always maintaining a professional image when representing the Maytag® Commercial Laundry brand.”

“This is indeed an honor and privilege to accept this award,” says Andrew May, CEO and president of Hercules Corp. “We believe in the Maytag® brand and appreciate the opportunity and products they provide for us to deliver to our customers.”

Pierce Commercial Laundry Distributors of Mandeville, La., was recognized as the Quality Partner of the Year. The award praises a distributor for its collaboration and dedication to Maytag® Commercial Laundry, and its commitment to advancing the commercial laundry industry.

Dependable Laundry Solutions, of Welshpool, Australia, was presented with the Red Carpet Service® Award, which recognizes excellent service and dependability characterized by Maytag® Commercial Laundry.

Established by Fred Maytag II, the Red Carpet Service® Award was created to highlight distributors who could excel under the stringent criteria of service response time, customer comments, loyalty and service etiquette, and demonstrate commitment to the company by continually engaging in Red Carpet Service® training courses.

Honoring achievements in the development and implementation of marketing and sales programs, and supporting overall Maytag® Commercial Laundry offerings, the Marketing Excellence Award was presented to Clean Designs Commercial Laundry Equipment Inc., Lakewood, Colo.

Winning the International Distributor of the Year Award, Excellence Appliance Technologies, Quezon City, Manila, Philippines, was commended for its service and dependability, strong sales and support of Maytag® Commercial Laundry products outside of the U.S. and Canadian markets.

Advantage Laundry Systems Inc. was named the Maytag® Commercial Laundry Outstanding First Year Performer in recognition of its commitment and dedication in its first year of operation.

“The accomplishments we have achieved thus far cannot be attained without the tremendous dedication of our customers,” says Maytag’s Northrup. “Collaboration is paramount to each other’s triumphs and we look forward to continued success with all of our reputable distributors in 2018.”

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