Winners of four awards announced during conference general session
The International Bottled Water Assn. (IBWA) announced winners of four awards at its 2012 IBWA Annual Business Conference in New Orleans.
IBWA Convention Co-Chair Dan Kelly made the announcement for the winners of 2012 Route Salesperson of the Year, Supplier of the Year, Environmental Sustainability and Hall of Fame awards during the conference general session, attended by more than 200 IBWA members.
As ambassadors of the bottled water industry, route salespeople are on the front lines of customer service, and through them the bottled water industry has direct contact and connection with customers.
The Supplier of the Year award, offered for the first time this year, acknowledges the commitment of IBWA supplier members to the bottled water industry and reflects the association’s commitment to recognizing outstanding performance among supplier members.
Environmental stewardship has long been a focus of the bottled water industry and the Environmental Sustainability Award recognizes member companies that have excelled in creating and implementing sustainable environmental projects and conservation measures.
Bottled Water Hall of Fame inductees are those who have earned the respect and admiration of their peers for their extraordinary service to the bottled water industry.
The award winners are as follows:
- Route Salesperson of the Year: Simon Cox, The Water Guy, Birdsboro, Pa.;
- Supplier of the Year: GoodPac Plastics, Atlanta;
- Environmental Sustainability Award: Pure Flo Water Co., Santee, Calif.; and
- Beverage World Bottled Water Hall of Fame: Stewart E. Allen, special advisor to the board, DS Waters, Atlanta.
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