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Network Celebrates Supplier Partners

Schaumburg, IL – November 2, 2020 – Network Services Company (NETWORK®) honored several supplier partners for outstanding performance and support during the organization’s Annual Trade Show, which was hosted virtually October 26 – 29.

Alan Tomblin, President and CEO of NETWORK, stated, “Strong and active supplier engagement is essential in meeting the needs of our Member distributors and customers. NETWORK is proud to invest in deep collaboration with these exceptional organizations. Together we uphold a critical link in the supply chain delivering programs and products that improve business outcomes.”

The esteemed and highly coveted Supplier of the Year Award was presented to Essity in recognition of outstanding engagement, cooperation, and support for NETWORK and Member distributors. In addition to maintaining strong connectivity to NETWORK leadership, Essity capitalizes on solid relationships throughout the Membership, driving effective market activity. The company’s strong international presence is additive to NETWORK’s strategic plan to expand global account capabilities.

Essity Award

Celebrated with the Corporate Account Supplier of the Year Award was Kimberly-Clark Professional. This award recognizes the manufacturer partner that is highly engaged in cooperative selling and creates a strong position with the organization’s distributor base. Kimberly-Clark’s engagement with the NETWORK sales team supports advancement of impactful relationships within key customer segments.

Spartan Chemical was presented with the Member Choice Award in recognition of best all-around service, as voted by NETWORK distributors. This marks Spartan’s fifth consecutive year receiving the award, and underscores the company’s long standing commitment to mutual success.

The organization also presented two companies with the Leadership Award. Recognizing uncompromised vision and leadership, ongoing thought leadership and commitment to the industry – GOJO Industries and Georgia Pacific Professional have gone above and beyond to demonstrate collaboration with NETWORK and the Membership.

Aditional Awards Presented

Growth Achievement Award

Clorox Professional

Rising Star Award

Betco and Midlab

New Member Award

Inteplast Group


“The Member distributors of NETWORK are deeply committed to excellence,” commented Alan Tomblin, Chief Executive Officer at NETWORK. “These companies have aligned tightly with NETWORK to bring essential products to market and provide solutions to the customers we serve. We appreciate their outstanding contributions and dedication to our mutual success.”

About Network Services Company
Founded in 1968, Network Services Company, with worldwide revenue of $21 billion, is a leading B2B distributor. We provide a wide range of janitorial, sanitation, print, foodservice, packaging products and supply chain programs for specialized markets including healthcare, hospitality, packaging, foodservice, grocery, and commercial real estate. With more than 900 distribution centers in more than 52 countries and territories, NETWORK improves lives and creates value by enabling local, regional, and global businesses to be their best. For more information, visit networkdistribution.com or call 800.683.0334.