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Gustave A. Larson Company Announces 2017 PEAQ Award Winners

6/11/2018

The Gustave A. Larson Company recently celebrated the 29th anniversary of its supplier evaluation program, Partners in Excellence and Quality (PEAQ). Five supplier winners for 2017 were honored at an awards dinner at the Blue Mound Country Club in Wauwatosa, Wis.

 
The Gustave A. Larson Company recently celebrated the 29th anniversary of its supplier evaluation program, Partners in Excellence and Quality (PEAQ). Five supplier winners for 2017 were honored at an awards dinner at the Blue Mound Country Club in Wauwatosa, Wis.
 
The PEAQ Program was created out of the desire of Karl G. Larson to find a means to show appreciation for the partnership between the Gustave A. Larson Company and its business partners. The companies honored with the 2017 PEAQ Award were Heatcraft Refrigeration Products, Allied Air Enterprises, Packard Inc., Nu-Calgon and Mitsubishi Electric US Cooling and Heating.
 
The winners are chosen through an evaluation of data collected throughout the year considering various measurements of the quality of partnering in business. Factors considered in the supplier evaluation process include product quality, profitability, marketing, sales support, electronic commerce capabilities, on-time deliveries, lead-time, warranty policy, credit terms, business policies and procedures. Every department within the GA Larson Company has input into the evaluation process and selection of its winning suppliers and sales representatives.

The GA Larson Company held a separate awards dinner on May 16, 2018, at the Blue Mound Country Club to honor the top supplier salesperson for 2017 in each its five regions. The winner for outstanding salesperson in the Great Lakes Region was Andrew Senti, Mitsubishi Electric US Cooling and Heating, regional sales manager. Dennis Tisch, representing Rheem Air Conditioning Division, was the winner in the East Central Region. The winner in the Mountain Region was Curt Spresser, representing Mitsubishi Electric US Cooling and Heating. Brooks Rajala, representing RAC Sales Inc., was the winner in the North Central Region and Roy Heimbrock, representing Endres and Associates, was the winner in the Great Plains Region.

The primary goal of the PEAQ Program is to encourage open communication between GA Larson Company and its suppliers on issues, policies and procedures for the mutual benefit of both companies. “The PEAQ Program gives us the opportunity to recognize and show appreciation for our supplier partners and the local sales representative in each of our five regions. We have received feedback from our suppliers that confirms and validates the value of our program, and it remains an important part of our business relationship with our suppliers,” said Scott Larson, president and COO of the Gustave A. Larson Company.
 
2017 PEAQ Supplier Winners:  PEAQ-2.jpg
Left to right:
 
  • Andrew Larson, CEO of Gustave A. Larson Company
  • Howard Schmidt, president, Patrick Henry College and previous recipient of the Karl G. Larson Legacy Award  
  • Jeff Vendt, vice president marketing, Nu-Calgon 
  • Mark Kuntz, senior VP and deputy general manager, Mitsubishi Electric US Cooling & Heating                                                                   
  • Susan Kirkland, president, Packard Inc.         
  • Richard Ford, vice president sales, Allied Air Enterprises
  • Larry Golen, vice president and general manager, Heatcraft Refrigeration Products
  • Greg Toler, vice president supply chain, Gustave A. Larson Company                       
  • Scott Larson, president/COO of Gustave A. Larson Company
 
 
2017 PEAQ Sales Representative Winners 
PEAQ-1.jpgLeft to right:
  • Andrew Larson, CEO of Gustave A. Larson Company
  • Greg Toler, vice president supply chain, Gustave A. Larson Company
  • Mark Knutson, Mitsubishi Electric US Cooling & Heating, regional sales manager, North Central Region finalist
  • Dennis Tisch, Rheem Air Conditioning Division, East Central Region winner
  • Keith Rinderknecht, RAC Sales Inc., recipient of the Karl G. Larson Legacy Award
  • Roy Heimbrock, Endres & Associates, Great Plains Region winner
  • Anthony Belokas, Mitsubishi Electric US Cooling & Heating, area sales manager, East Central Region finalist
  • Brandon Wayne, Mitsubishi Electric US Cooling & Heating, area sales manager, Great Plains Region finalist
  • Brian Bush, Nu-Calgon, Mountain Region finalist
  • Curt Spresser, Mitsubishi Electric US Cooling & Heating, area sales manager, Mountain Region winner
  • Andrew Senti, Mitsubishi Electric US Cooling & Heating, regional sales manager, Great Lakes Region winner
  • Von Chatham, Sporlan Division Parker Hannifin Inc., Great Lakes Region finalist
  • Scott Larson, president/COO of Gustave A. Larson Company
 Not pictured: Brooks Rajala, RAC Sales Inc., North Central Region winner