A New Zealand distributor has for the first time picked up the Supplies Wholesaler of the Year 2005 award. IT Wholesale (ITW) and Ingram Micro were both contenders for the award, with ITW winning it in the end.
The award was presented at a dinner for the retail supplies advisory council conference in Australia, and was received by ITW general manager John Dunbar.
“It was a very gratifying experience, and somewhat satisfying to beat Ingram. We are just a small company,” he says.
Mariie Fane, HP supplies channel manager, says they are very pleased with the team at ITW, especially their responsiveness, stock availability, good communication and ease of doing business.
Dunbar gives most of the credit to the team at ITW, especially Jamie Cooper, HP supplies product manager.
“I am fairly new to the team, and I shouldn’t be taking too much credit for the win. Jamie has done a great job and deserves more of the glory.”