IBBI announces Supplier Award winners
Raymarine was recognized as the New Supplier of the Year. “The team at Raymarine has worked very hard getting our program rolling since we signed the exclusive supply contract in early 2011, says Jodi Sanders, IBBI controller, in an IBBI press release. “When we saw just how high our members ranked them as a supplier, we knew we had to applaud their efforts. We look forward to a long partnership between IBBI, our members, and Raymarine.”
“We are extremely proud to be selected as IBBI’s New Supplier of the Year,” says Larry Rencken Raymarine vice president of sales. “Raymarine is committed to supplying boatbuilders with the exciting, innovative products that their customers will demand, and we’ll continue working hard to exceed the expectations of all of the IBBI partner boatbuilders.”
Composites One was awarded the overall Supplier of the Year distinction. Inland Plywood and Piedmont Plastics were also given Supplier of the Year honors.
"These suppliers truly go above and beyond in their service to the IBBI members,” says IBBI President Tom Broy. “These suppliers have shown great support to the IBBI members and the IBBI mission. It is only appropriate that they have been recognized for their efforts and awarded our Supplier of the Year distinction. Every year we complete this survey, it gets more difficult to analyze the results since all of our suppliers are extremely dedicated to the IBBI members.”
IBBI also handed out Outstanding Partner Awards to companies that narrowly missed out on the top awards - C.H. Robinson, Vectorply, Fin-Addict Marine, and Syrgis.
The IBBI member boatbuilders also participated in an exclusive trade show that gives its members the opportunity to spend time with IBBI key suppliers and see what's new for the upcoming model year.