Press Room | 2013

February 2, 2013

Armstrong Recognized as Sherwin-Williams Vendor of the Year

LANCASTER, PA, FEBRUARY 2, 2013 – Sherwin-Williams recognized Armstrong Floor Products as a top product partner at the company’s annual Vendor of the Year Awards ceremony, held at the Paint Stores Group 2013 National Sales Meeting in Nashville on January 29.

The Vendor of the Year Awards recognize partners that demonstrate exceptional sales growth, outstanding product performance, marketing support and stellar service to Sherwin-Williams paint stores and distribution centers.

Armstrong® was recognized for product innovation, joint key business measurement performance, and high standard service levels. Launching innovative and contemporary vinyl plank, tile, sheet goods and wood flooring products helped Armstrong return as a second-time honoree. The company secured strong sales gains through competitive pricing, a commitment to service and strong field training.

“This is an honor bestowed on but a handful of suppliers, and we’re proud of our accomplishments and proud of our field organization,” said SW sales manager, James Mahaffey who received the award on behalf of the company.

Armstrong supplies Sherwin-Williams with a variety of products relevant to property management including sheet vinyl, laminate, LVT and hardwood, as well as offers a continuous stream of new products including new American Scrape hardwood, Premier Classics laminates and FlexStep resilient sheet.

Sherwin-Williams is North America’s largest single-source supplier of high-quality paints, stains, masonry coatings and brand-name wall and floor coverings with more than 3,500 stores and 1,700 sales representatives. The National Sales Meeting included the company’s corporate, regional managers, district managers, store managers and reps.

Photo (from left to right):
George Diver - Senior VP Sales and Marketing, Paint Stores Group, Sherwin Williams
Jay Davisson - President and General Manager, Paint Stores Group , Sherwin Williams
Dawn McElfresh- Builder, Property Management Channel Marketing Manager, Armstrong
Jim Mahaffey- Sherwin Williams Sales Manager, Regional Sales Manager, Armstrong
Tracey Gairing - Director of Purchasing , Sherwin Williams
Pete Sedlak - Vice President, Marketing and Purchasing, Sherwin Williams
Les Serban – Buyer, Sherwin Williams
Ron Baumberger - Director of Marketing, Applicators and Decorative Products, Sherwin Williams

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Through its more than 3,500 stores and 1,700 sales representatives, Sherwin-Williams provides fast, flexible, responsive service and personalized, expert advice to meet the coating and color needs of builders, designers, specifiers, property managers and contractors. As North America’s largest single-source supplier of high-quality paints, stains, masonry coatings and brand-name wall and floor coverings, Sherwin-Williams is proud to have earned the EPA Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Award. Visit

About Armstrong World Industries
Armstrong World Industries, Inc. is a global leader in the design and manufacture of floors and ceilings. Based in Lancaster, Pa., Armstrong operates 34 plants in eight countries and has approximately 8,700 employees worldwide. For more information, visit

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