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DiversiTech Named Ferguson 2017 HVAC Vendor of the Year

 January, 4th 2018     Comments     Views

DiversiTech Corp., a leading manufacturer and supplier of HVACR parts and accessories, has been named Ferguson’s 2017 HVAC Vendor of the Year.  Announced Nov. 2 during Ferguson’s 2017 Vendor Summit Awards in Norfolk, Va., DiversiTech was selected for helping Ferguson achieve greater sales and margin growth, as well as providing exceptional marketing, logistics and customer representative support at Ferguson’s branch locations.

“We are honored to have received this important award,” said Bud Sjogren, DiversiTech Chief Sales and Marketing Officer.  “As a partner to Ferguson for more than two decades, the award demonstrates our ongoing commitment to providing them with the products and services they need to support their customers and business goals.  The award also validates our mantra of ‘simplify your work.’  We are looking forward to strengthening our partnership with Ferguson and all our customers in 2018 and for many years to come!”

Ferguson evaluates its vendors across four main categories:  Financial impact, efficiency, engagement/integration and the extra mile factor.  DiversiTech received high marks across all categories.  The company was specifically cited in the engagement/integration category for its leading role in “pricing, execution” for supporting Hot Deals and new product launches.  Under the extra mile category, DiversiTech was noted for its ability to deepen its partnership with Ferguson by holding quarterly meetings, which assists with strategic planning and execution, and fosters greater communication between the two organizations.

DiversiTech has been a partner to Ferguson for more than 20 years. DiversiTech provides all of its core HVAC products to Ferguson, including its industry-leading equipment pads, mounting systems, heating products, ductless systems and related HVAC/R tools.

The DiversiTech and Ferguson representatives in the photo include (from left to right):  Rodney Grainger, Ferguson Vice President of Strategic Products; Carlton Harwood, Ferguson Vice President of HVAC Business Group; Megan Busby, Ferguson Senior Sourcing Manager (HVAC); Bill Thomasson, Ferguson Senior Marketing Manager (HVAC); David Oriatti, DiversiTech VP of HVAC Sales; Mike Killeen, DiversiTech National Sales Manager (Eastern Region); Scott Russell, Ferguson Senior Vice President of Sourcing; and Fred Minnigerode, Ferguson Director of Builder/HVAC, MRO Products.

About Ferguson

Ferguson ( is the largest wholesale distributor of residential and commercial plumbing supplies and pipe, valves and fittings in the U.S. The company is also a major distributor of HVAC equipment, fire protection systems, waterworks and industrial products and services. Founded in 1953 and headquartered in Newport News, Va., Ferguson has sales of $15 billion and approximately 24,000 associates in 1,400 locations. Ferguson and its subsidiaries serve customers in all 50 states, Puerto Rico, Mexico and the Caribbean. Ferguson is part of Ferguson plc (, which is listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE: FERG) and on the FTSE 100 index of listed companies.

About DiversiTech

Founded in 1971, DiversiTech ® Corporation is North America’s largest manufacturer of equipment pads and a leading manufacturer and supplier of components and related products for the heating, ventilating, air conditioning, and refrigeration (HVACR) industry.  Headquartered in the Atlanta, Ga., metropolitan area, DiversiTech’s mission for its wholesaler partners is to simplify the way they work.  The Company is focused on growth through internal product development, external partnerships and acquisition. Manufacturing a suite of products, which includes a wide range of mechanical, electrical, chemical and structural parts for HVACR systems, DiversiTech brings unparalleled scaling capabilities and supplier expertise. The Company holds numerous patents and operates an advanced R&D materials division dedicated to bringing more value to its customers.  The Company maintains over 1 million square feet of manufacturing and distribution space in key U.S., Canadian and European locations. DiversiTech has enjoyed a continued history of successful growth and has acquired industry recognized brand names including Wagner® Manufacturing, Cliplight®, E Lite®, EcoPad®, The Black Pad®, Quick-Sling® and Super Seal™.  More information is available at


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