DEERFIELD BEACH, FL -- MAPEI was awarded with the Fishman Vendor Partner of the Year Award from Fishman Flooring Solutions at Fishman’s annual sales meeting in Baltimore, MD. The Vendor Partner of the Year Award is presented to those companies who "demonstrate the highest standards for training Fishman’s sales team, customers and contractors in the proper use of the vendor’s products. Recipients must also provide superior marketplace support for the products on which they provided the training.²

²The pace of new products and cutting-edge technologies being introduced into the flooring installation marketplace today is unprecidented," said Bill Mabeus, Fishman’s executive vice president. "This puts a premium on manufacturers ensuring that distributors and installers know how, when and why to use them. Over the years, MAPEI has distinguished itself in terms of superior training and marketplace support for its new products, and we wanted to recognize the company as a role model for others in our industry to follow. ²

MAPEI’s sales representatives, Allen Janofsky and Gary Waldron, were specifically honored for their roles in MAPEI’s new product training and market support initiatives. ²It is a true honor to have the Fishman team view us as a trusted and valuable partner, and this award represents a deep and enduring partnership commitment from both Fishman and MAPEI, ² said Waldron.

²MAPEI is honored to receive this award from Fishman,²  added Jeff Johnson, business manager for MAPEI’s floor covering installation systems.  ²This award is the recognition of all the hard work our sales team puts into the partnership with Fishman Flooring and also recognizes just how important this relationship is between our two companies. Without a doubt, we will continue to provide the same, if not better, support going forward and look forward to many more successful years to come.²