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A.O. Smith’s Jim Margoni Receives Golden Eagle Award

December 4, 2018
A.O. Smith’s Jim Margoni Receives Golden Eagle Award
One of the highlights each year during the AIM/R Annual Conference is the presentation of the Golden Eagle Award — one of the most respected honors in the plumbing industry and particularly within the Association of Independent Manufacturers’ Representatives. The name of the winner is not revealed in advance, leading to even more anticipation. Last month, at the Awards Lunch for the 46th Annual Conference in Napa, Calif., AIM/R Board member Brian Morgan of The Morgan Group had the pleasure of announcing A.O. Smith Water Products’ Senior Vice President of Sales Jim Margoni as recipient of the 2018 Golden Eagle Award. After accepting the award, Margoni said, “I am extremely honored, thankful and humbled to receive this prestigious industry honor from an organization as impressive as AIM/R. This award gives me great pride and trust that A.O. Smith is well-aligned with our rep partners and giving them the support and tools they need to grow our business. Our successes are made possible because we stand on the shoulders of all those who support our efforts every day. I’m fortunate to be part of a strong and great company, have talented inside and outside sales teams, and work alongside such a professional sales network of independent rep organizations. These rep agencies are central to our success and add value to our brands every day in the markets they serve.” All rep members of AIM/R are welcome throughout the year to nominate manufacturing executives for consideration, and the winner is then selected by vote in the months leading up to the conference. The Golden Eagle was established to honor a senior-level executive for an industry manufacturer who has a proven track record supporting manufacturers’ reps and recognizing that they are the most efficient and cost-effective method of going to market.