Newmar hosts vendor appreciation dinner

NAPPANEE, Ind. — Newmar Corporation hosted an elite group of its suppliers for a sit down chicken dinner at its annual vendor appreciation dinner Oct. 22 at Das Dutchman Essenhaus in Middlebury, Ind.

Approximately 140 people attended the event, at which select vendors were honored in various categories for outstanding performance in supplying Newmar with various components and material used in production of high quality motorhome products, the company noted in a press release.

The companies recognized for outstanding performance based on internal surveys measuring each suppliers’ level of quality and service while interacting with Newmar’s purchasing, manufacturing and engineering departments. A score of 214 of 220 possible points were required for the vendors to earn an invitation to the evening’s festivities. The companies recognized were:

  • Sales Person of the Year — Cindy Schneider, from Ameri-Kart
  • Customer Service Awards — Will Weed, with Robert Weed Plywood; and Laura Frizzo, with Paramount Plastics
  • Purchasing Recognition Award — Mike Berzai, from Robert Weed Plywood
  • Delivery Service Award — Jeff Porter, with LaSalle Bristol
  • Innovation Award — Equipment Service/Stresco

Newmar’s To 10 vendors included:

  • Industrial Finishing
  • Jenkins Automotive
  • Jessco
  • Medallion Plastics
  • Positron
  • Quality Hardwood Sales
  • Ramco Engineering
  • REM Industries
  • S & H Metals
  • Winegard Company

Newmar awarded the Virgil Miller Award of Excellence, its highest honor, to Freightliner Custom Chassis Corporation. The employees accepting the award are in the bottom picture.

SOURCE: Newmar Corporation press release

Greg Gerber

Greg Gerber

A journalist who has covered the recreation vehicle industry since January 2000, Greg Gerber founded RV Daily Report on April Fool's Day in 2009. He also serves as the editor of the publication and website. As an Eagle Scout, he has enjoyed camping for decades and has visited every state except Hawaii. A DODO -- Dad of Daughters Only -- to three young women, he has two grandchildren as well. He currently splits his time between Wisconsin, Texas and Arizona. Greg can be reached at

Leave a Comment

Get Daily News Delivered

Get Weekly News Delivered

Sponsored Video

Recent Posts

Get Daily RV News Delivered

Every day we send a summary of the most important news via email. Make sure you don’t miss anything.