DiversiTech Corp., a leading manufacturer and supplier of HVACR parts and accessories, has been named Ferguson’s 2017 HVAC Vendor of the Year. The announcement was made during Ferguson’s November 2017 Vendor Summit Awards in Norfolk, Va.
DiversiTech was selected for helping Ferguson achieve greater sales and margin growth, as well as providing exceptional marketing, logistics and customer representative support at Ferguson’s branch locations.
“We are honored to have received this important award,” said Bud Sjogren, DiversiTech Chief Sales and Marketing Officer. “As a partner to Ferguson for more than two decades, the award demonstrates our ongoing commitment to providing them with the products and services they need to support their customers and business goals. The award also validates our mantra of ‘simplify your work.’ We are looking forward to strengthening our partnership with Ferguson and all our customers in 2018 and for many years to come!”
Ferguson evaluates its vendors across four main categories: inancial impact, efficiency, engagement/integration and the extra mile factor. DiversiTech received high marks across all categories. The company was specifically cited in the engagement/integration category for its leading role in “pricing, execution” for supporting Hot Deals and new product launches. Under the "extra mile" category, DiversiTech was noted for its ability to deepen its partnership with Ferguson by holding quarterly meetings, which assists with strategic planning and execution, and fosters greater communication between the two organizations.
DiversiTech has been a partner to Ferguson for more than 20 years. DiversiTech provides all of its core HVAC products to Ferguson, including its industry-leading equipment pads, mounting systems, heating products, ductless systems and related HVAC and refrigeration products.
New Vice Presidents Named
In other news, DiversiTech appointed Daniel McInerney as vice president, Logistics, and Ted Zerafa as vice president, Global Sourcing.
As vice president, Logistics, McInerney will be responsible for creating a new paradigm in logistics strategy and distribution, working across DiversiTech’s network of four manufacturing facilities and 11 distribution/light assembly facilities. As vice president, global sourcing, Ted Zerafa will be responsible for the enhancement and execution of DiversiTech’s global procurement and sourcing strategy, helping to build on the company’s leading product portfolio in both existing and new categories.
“As we continue to build on our commitment to providing our customers with the highest level of service and an even broader, more attractive portfolio of products, we’re pleased to welcome Dan and Ted to the DiversiTech team,” said Jon Evans, chief operations oficer of DiversiTech. “They are both proven supply chain leaders who will bring critical strategic insights and experience to help fuel our growth. We look forward to working closely with them to enhance our supply chain capabilities going forward.”
“DiversiTech’s strong customer value proposition underscores its status as a leader within the HVAC/R industry, and I’m delighted be joining the Company during such an exciting period of growth," McInerney said. "I am eager to work with the team across the Company’s network of facilities to help ensure we are providing our customers with best in class service supported by an efficient and cost-effective logistics and distribution strategy.”
“I’m excited to be joining DiversiTech, a company with such an outstanding reputation and exciting growth prospects. I’m looking forward to working with Jon, Dan, and the rest of DiversiTech’s talented team to leverage technology and best practices to optimize the Company’s global procurement and sourcing strategy and deliver outstanding products and customer service," Zerafa said.