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Independent Suppliers Group Announces Industry Week '23 Award Recipients

Rosemont, IL - October 19, 2023 – During Industry Week '23 at the Hilton New Orleans Riverside, Independent Suppliers Group (ISG) presented its annual supplier and member sales awards, along with announcing the winners of the second annual “Outstanding Commitment to Your Community” member awards. Special recognitions were also presented to key figures within the Independent Dealer Community, along with the presentation of the annual NAOPA Awards. Below is a list of all awards presented and the winners.

Independent Suppliers Group 2022 Supplier Awards:

• Best New Supplier – Global Industrial
• Supplier with the Highest Dollar Growth – 3M
• Supplier Partner of the Year – Avery

Independent Suppliers Group 2022 Member Sales Awards: 

• Highest Dollar Increase for a non-eCommerce Member – The Supply Room – Ashland, Virginia
• Highest Dollar Increase for an eCommerce Member – Product Movement – Grand Junction, Colorado
• Highest Percentage Increase for a non-eCommerce Member – Liberty Office Products – Houston, Texas
• Highest Percentage Increase for an eCommerce Member – Coral Port – Sacramento, California
• Highest Dollar Increase – Heights Office Products & Interiors – San Antonio, Texas
• Highest Percentage Increase – NuLeaf Office Supply – Issaquah, Washington
• Member with the Most New Supplier Purchases – Warehouse Direct – Des Plaines, Illinois
• Member Who Purchased from the Greatest Number of Suppliers – Friends Office – Findlay, Ohio

Outstanding Commitment to Your Community Awards 2023:

• Arkansas Office Products – Jacksonville, Arkansas
• Friends Office – Findlay, Ohio
• Perry Office Plus – Temple, Texas
• Hummel’s Office Plus – Mohawk, New York

Special Recognitions

• Jordan Kudler – ISG Past Chairman, 2021-2022 
• Mike Gentile – ISG President & CEO

North American Office Products Awards (NAOPA) 2023:

• Best Product (Core Business Product) – Lavazza North America, FLAVIA Creation 300 + Chill Refresh Brewer
• Best Product (Furniture & Design) – Nook Pod USA, Nook Air
• Best Product (Facilities, Breakroom, Safety & Infection Control) – Fellowes, Fellows Array Networked Air Purifiers & Monitoring
• Best Product (Technology) – OneScreen, Touchscreen TL7 
• Innovation of the Year – Fellowes, Fellows Array Networked Air Purifiers & Monitoring
• The People's Choice – The HON Company, Flexion
• Young Executive of the Year – Alicia Kolbus, Analytics Specialist, Stinson’s – Bakersfield, California
• Professional of the Year – Barry Lane, Vice President – Sales, Avery
• Industry Achievement – Mike Gentile, President & CEO, Independent Suppliers Group

About the Independent Suppliers Group 
Founded in 1977, Independent Suppliers Group is a leading global organization providing sales, marketing support and purchasing power for the community based independent office products dealer. The organization’s members are located throughout the U.S. and in 6 foreign countries. Collectively, Independent Suppliers Group members produce $7 billion in end-user sales. For more information, contact Independent Suppliers Group headquarters (Phone: 847-699-3330); or visit the Independent Suppliers Group website at