Accepting the awards on behalf of Georgia-Pacific Professional are(l to r): Chris Nakos, director – sales; Vicki Servais, customer service specialist; Steve Laratta, vice president – national distribution; Scott Light, president; and Dennis Shearer, vice president – sales.
For the second year in a row, Grainger presented Georgia-Pacific Professional with two Partners in Performance Awards at Grainger’s annual supplier conference held recently in Rosemont, Ill. Georgia-Pacific Professional earned both the Green Supplier of the Year and an award for supplier excellence for 2011. This is the fifth year in a row that Grainger has recognized Georgia-Pacific with a supplier excellence award. Grainger, North America’s leading distributor of facilities maintenance supplies, presents awards annually to a select group of suppliers for outstanding performance throughout the year.
Grainger's Partners in Performance Award recognizes suppliers who achieve excellence in several categories, including responsiveness, information integrity, on time shipping and variability, management commitment and order fulfillment. Grainger suppliers receive ratings throughout the year for their performance in each of these categories. Out of Grainger's 3,000 suppliers, less than one percent are chosen to receive these annual awards.
"Grainger is proud to recognize Georgia-Pacific Professional for its outstanding supplier performance," said Fred Costello, Grainger Vice President, Product Management. “Grainger provides customers access to all of the products they need to keep their facilities safe, clean and functioning, and our suppliers are a critical part of that focus. We appreciate Georgia-Pacific Professional’s commitment to providing superior service and environmentally preferable products.”
Scott Light, president – Georgia-Pacific Professional, said, “Grainger is a valued customer for us, and we are excited that they continue to recognize the work that we do in the areas of sustainability and supplier excellence. The Green Supplier award especially highlights our ongoing commitment to building environmental, social and economic sustainability into our products and processes.”