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CHARLOTTE, NC — Deb Group, part of SC Johnson Professional, received the Distributor Partners of America (DPA) Buying Group Supplier of the Year Award during DPA’s annual Buying Conference in Lake Buena Vista, FL on May 22. This annual award recognizes sales growth and exemplary support of the DPA member companies.

“After joining DPA in 2015, Deb has benefited from the organization’s numerous networking opportunities and enhanced market exposure,” said Mike Flagg, Chief Executive, Deb North America. “DPA allows us to share our technical expertise and support on our innovative skin care programs, reliable systems and quality products. We’re honored to win this year’s Supplier of the Year Award, and look forward to attending next year’s conference.”

The theme of this year’s DPA Buying Conference was “A World of Opportunities,” encouraging suppliers and distributors to work together and build or strengthen business relationships. DPA’s CEO, Zac Haines and president, Jeff Tishko, presented the prestigious award to Stephen Lander, senior vice president of sales operations and industrial sales and Tom McLaughlin, director of national industrial distribution at Deb.

The DPA Buying Group is a North American buying and networking organization comprising over 850 distributors and 230 preferred suppliers in the Janitorial, Safety, Industrial, Packaging and Restoration industries. DPA enables profitable business relationships, industry awareness and lifelong friendships.

Headquartered in the U.K. with North American headquarters in Charlotte, NC, Deb Group provides tailored skin care programs for a wide range of industries and organizations that value their employee and customer well-being.

The organization encompasses 23 companies operating in 19 countries, with Deb products used over 150 million times every day. The Deb product lines include Travabon, Stokoderm, Refresh, Estesol, Solopol, Kresto, Deb InstantFOAM, Stokolan and KrestoGT.

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