During the 2019 GIE+EXPO Maruyama gathered distributors, dealers and customers for a dinner to present awards to those that have shown excellence.
Maruyama’s President, Masaharu Uchiyama, presented the 2018-2019 Executive Choice award to distributor, Steven Purdy, President of Oscar Wilson Parts & Equipment—honoring Oscar Wilson for many, many years of dedicated distribution, sales and support of the Maruyama brand and commercial outdoor power and chemical product equipment. Oscar Wilson, located in O’Fallon, Mo., distributes and promotes the Maruyama brand throughout Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North and South Dakota and Wisconsin.
The 2018-2019 Distributor of the Year award went to Smiths South Central with Robert Smith, President of Smiths South Central on hand to accept it. Smiths South Central (SSC), located in Springhill, La., has been an amazing, well-respected and dedicated distributor for Maruyama for many years. Smith South Central’s success is easily seen by their wonderful staff and sales support. SSC distributes and promotes the Maruyama brand of commercial, hand-held outdoor power and chemical application/spray equipment with pride and eagerness to Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Oklahoma and Texas. This is the second year for Smiths South Central to receive the award. According to Uchiyama the decision to pick SSC from the rest of the distributors was indeed a hard one, and SSC has definitely set the bar high.