ADI announces 2013 vendor award recipients

Melville, N.Y., -- February 10, 2014 – ADI has announced the recipients of its 2013 Vendor Awards. ADI selected Arecont Vision its Vendor of the Year for the United States, and CDVI for Canada. ADI also recognized vendors in the categories of New Product of the Year, Best Sales Support, Best Marketing Support, Rookie Vendor of the Year, and Best Supplier Delivery Performance.

Each year, ADI recognizes key suppliers across North America for their support and contributions towards the growth and success of ADI. Vendors are evaluated based on revenue, sales support, marketing initiatives, inventory results and feedback from ADI’s sales leadership team.The ADI Vendor Awards were presented during the Vendor Symposium at ADI’s 2014 Kickoff Meeting held last month in Amelia Island, Florida. The Vendor Symposium brought together over 500 attendees representing more than 150 manufacturers to celebrate the success of 2013, and outline plans for continued growth through 2014 and beyond. Vendors were given the opportunity to attend presentations by ADI’s executive leadership team including Michael Flink, president, John Sullivan, senior vice president of sales, and Andy Morra, vice president of marketing.

2013 ADI Vendor Award Recipients included:

  • Vendor of the Year – United States -- Arecont Vision
  • Vendor of the Year – Canada -- CDVI
  • New Product of the Year – United States/Canada -- FLIR 4 Channel PoE 1080P NVR Bundle
  • Best Sales Support – United States -- D-Link Communications
  • Best Sales Support – Canada -- Aiphone
  • Best Marketing Support – United States/Canada -- Vanco
  • Rookie Vendor of the Year – United States/Canada -- Edwards Vigilant
  • Best Supplier Delivery – United States/Canada:
    • 1st Place: Labor Saving Devices
    • 2nd Place: NVT
    • 3rd Place: Computar Ganz

“Arecont Vision is honored to be recognized by ADI as Vendor of the Year in the USA,” said Carole Dougan, vice president, North American Sales at Arecont Vision. “ADI is an important distributor for us, and their strong focus on delivering first-rate IP solutions to their systems integrators and dealers is a great benefit to our company. Additionally, the value added services that ADI provides enables resellers to make the move from analog to IP megapixel much easier.”

“Congratulations to all the ADI 2013 Vendor Award winners. Each of these vendors helps us deliver value to our dealers every day,” said Michael Flink, president of ADI Americas. “Our vendor relationships are extremely important to ADI’s success, and we are pleased to have the opportunity to recognize their commitment, dedication and achievements.”

ADI is a leading global wholesale distributor of security and low voltage products, with over 200 branch locations in the U.S., Canada, Puerto Rico, Europe, Australia and India. ADI solutions include intrusion, fire, video surveillance, access, power, A/V, networking, telephony, central vacuum, tools & hardware, and wire & cable. For more information about ADI, visit