Daveluyville, May 17, 2011 - The Woodworking Machinery Association announced the winner of the 2011 Partner of the Year Award at the 2011 Woodworking Industry Conference held May 3-6 in Marco Island, FL.
Pictured here are WMIA President, John B. Henderson and
WMIA Importer member Pascal Doucet, recipient of the Award.
Since 1994, this award is conferred by the WMIA distributor members upon the manufacturer or importer who best exemplifies the spirit of partnership in their dealings with woodworking machinery distributors. The program emphasizes the principle of steadfast cooperation and equal business stature between distributors and our suppliers.
After welcoming the delegates, guests and media representatives to the event, John Benjamin Henderson, WMIA's Incoming President said: "In today's business environment, partnership between manufacturers, importers and distributors is more important than ever. Each brings something to the relationship that the other needs. Manufacturers and importers, of course, bring product and factory support... Distributors bring the customer relationships and knowledge that can make or break a project, and they do so far more economically than manufacturers or importers could themselves. By working together, we are able to offer a superior buying and ownership experience to our customers. The Partner of the Year Award recognizes this fact.
Every year, WMIA's distributor members nominate woodworking machinery suppliers based on their performance in key support areas such as distributor relationship, sales and product, service and parts, marketing support and training. The Selection Committee reviewed all the nominations, and chose Doucet Machineries, Inc. located in Daveluyville, Québec, Canada as WMIA's 2011 Partner of the Year.
Founded in 1974, Doucet is a machinery designer, manufacturer and integrator dedicated to fulfilling the machinery needs of the secondary wood processing Industry. Doucet is an ISO 9001 certified manufacturer employing 90 production, engineering and administrative staff.
Today I have the distinct privilege of presenting the WMIA Partner of the Year Award. The award was presented to Pascal Doucet, its Associate General Manager."
After receiving the Award Pascal Doucet addressed the following message to its distributors and to the many delegates in attendance: "Doucet would not be what it is today without you, we believe that you are an important factor in our sales process and that you will remain with Doucet for many years to come. In fact, at Doucet, we are no longer calling you distributors but business partners... Also, none of this would have been possible without our clients... there are a few of them in this room and I want to share this award with them... Thank you."
WMIA Partner of the Year - Press Release [103 Ko]