Spartan Receives Navigator Recognition from Strategic Market Alliance Group

July 08, 2019

Recently at Alliance 2019, SMA’s annual member - supplier conference, in Salt Lake City, Utah, Spartan Chemical Company received SMA 2019 Navigator Recognition.

SMA established the Navigator Award program in 2014 to recognize and celebrate superior performance by Qualified Suppliers in areas that are critical to mutual success.  This year, Spartan Chemical was recognized for largest percentage of growth in purchases from qualified suppliers versus prior year. The category was judged both by reported data and in collaboration with SMA Member Distributors. 

“Winning an SMA Navigator trophy is acknowledgement of extraordinary partnership and commitment to the Distributors of Strategic Market Alliance, in service to their end-user customers,” said Dick McGann, President and CEO of Strategic Market Alliance.

"It’s such an honor to receive this award,” said John Swigart, president, Spartan Chemical Company. “The entire Spartan organization has been developed around the distributor. Everything we do from innovation, sales structure, to manufacturing is intended for one objective – to help our distributor partners grow their business,"

“This year, we have invested heavily in products, innovation, technology, and human capital,” said Swigart. “It is such an awesome confirmation of our strategic direction to be recognized for growth with our SMA Distributors.”

The Navigator recognition award was presented by Dick McGann, President, Strategic Market Alliance during the Alliance™ Member-Supplier Conference 2019 in Salt Lake City, Utah. Spartan was represented by Bryan Mangum, Vice President Sales and Cali Sartor, Vice President Marketing and Advertising.

About Spartan Chemical Company

At Spartan Chemical Company, we make clean simple®.  We are a recognized leader in cleaning and sanitation solutions for the industrial and institutional market. As a proud US employer, Spartan formulates and manufactures high quality products from our state-of-the-art facility in Maumee, OH and sells both domestically and internationally through a select network of distribution. Spartan's products and services are used in building service contractor, education, food service and processing, health care, industrial, lodging/hospitality, and vehicle care markets.

About Strategic Market Alliance

Strategic Market Alliance is an interdependent member-owned cooperative serving as a catalyst for optimizing the efficiency and effectiveness of all stakeholders within our sphere of influence.

Comprised of North America’s leading janitorial, sanitation and foodservice distributors, SMA’s mission is to create value-based business solutions that result in mutually beneficial and sustainable partnerships between suppliers, member distributor owners and our mutual customers.

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