The Vernon Company has awarded industry supplier Spector & Co. with its “2010 Supplier of the Year Award.”

This award is given annually to the industry supplier who provides the best overall service to The Vernon Company and its customers.  The award is based on important quality considerations, including presale quotations, proper handling of samples, prompt service on inquiries, on-time order shipments, customer service responsiveness and marketing support programs. 
“One of the reasons we chose Spector as the 2010 Supplier of the Year was their proactive plan to turn their business with Vernon around and use our programs to get back on the right track,” said Jeff Burnett, Vernon Vice President of Marketing.  “They embraced our marketing tools, created a plan, implemented and worked that plan.  Our business with Spector increased by 43% during 2010.  Congratulations to Spector on a great year and thanks for all your hard work!” 

“On behalf of everyone at Spector and Co., we are honored to be named Vernon’s Supplier of the Year for 2010!” said Brian Porter, National Accounts Manager, Spector and Co.

“Our main goal at the start of 2010 was to target and work with those companies that wanted to truly partner with us as a supplier, and we definitely found that in Vernon! From the corporate office, to the regional managers, to the reps in the field, we’ve worked hand in hand and it’s been a pleasure. That being said, we want to continue this partnership and momentum as we’re moving into 2011.”

Porter was presented the Supplier of the Year award during The Vernon Company’s annual Awards and Recognition banquet, held during its National Sales Meeting, in Orlando, FL, in April.

About The Vernon Company
The Vernon Company, a fourth-generation family business founded in 1902, manufactures and markets promotional products designed to help other businesses increase sales and improve profits.  The company has over 30,000 customers, served by 350 account executives and sales managers throughout the United States and Puerto Rico and 210 administrative and production employees in its Newton, Iowa, headquarters and two sign graphics manufacturing subsidiaries based in Missouri and New Jersey.