Monday, June 01, 2015


Makita earns highest score on Annual Support Card to win award

Accepting the award for Makita (left to right): Rich Chapman, Vice President National Sales; Hiroshi Tsujimura, President; Theresa Westphal, National Accts Manager; and Ron Schachter, Vice President, Sales.

LA MIRADA, CA - Makita U.S.A., Inc., manufacturer of high quality industrial power tools and accessories, has been named Sphere 1 Vendor Partner of the Year for 2014.
Makita received the award to loud applause from the Sphere 1 membership during the Annual Meeting in May at Red Rock Resort in Las Vegas.
Best Overall Score 
“Makita earned the best overall score on the Sphere 1 Annual Support Card which ranks all 94 vendors on six individual criteria important to the success and growth of our cooperative,” said Carol Shackelford, Sphere 1 CEO. “Our relationship with the Makita organization continues to grow and flourish due to their excellent leadership, great products, and solid sales team.”
“In the year of our 100th anniversary, Makita is proud to be recognized by Sphere 1,” said Theresa Westphal, Makita National Account Manager. “At Makita, the entire organization is committed to bringing more innovative solutions to contractors, and helping drive the sales success of our dealer partners. Makita won this award as a team and we look forward to more innovation, service and success in 2015. We thank the members who supported us in 2014, and we look forward to continued growth with Sphere 1.”
Sphere 1, a cooperative of independent tool, fastener, and concrete accessory distributors, recognizes a single vendor partner each year in the Core Products category. The award is based on successfully meeting six key criteria including member balloting, volume, growth, number of members buying from each, successful Gateway for Growth planning, and Sphere 1 U Student Course completion.
100 Years of Innovation 
With 100 years of innovation and counting, Makita continues to deliver new solutions that help contractors work more efficiently. Makita created the industry’s first 18V Lithium-Ion cordless tool lineup in 2005 and today offers 100+ cordless tools, the world’s largest cordless tool line-up powered by an 18V lithium-ion slide-style battery. Makita also engineers concrete hammers with Anti-Vibration Technology® for best-in-class vibration reduction, new dust extraction accessories, cleaner-burning 4-stroke outdoor power equipment, and more. 
About Makita U.S.A.
Makita® is a worldwide manufacturer of industrial quality power tools and outdoor power equipment, and offers a wide range of industrial accessories. Makita utilizes leading-edge technology and innovation to engineer tools that are more compact with less weight yet deliver industrial power and results. Makita's extensive line of cordless lithium-ion tools includes 18V LXT® Brushless Lithium-Ion, 18V Compact Lithium-Ion, and 12V max Lithium-Ion. Other best-in-class products include rotary and demolition hammers and saws equipped with Anti-Vibration Technology (AVT®), MM4® 4-Stroke engine power equipment, Super Joint System - SJS® grinders, miter saws engineered with Deep and Exact Cutting Technology (DXT®), Impact GOLD®, the New Gold Standard in Impact Driving, and more. Makita U.S.A., Inc. is located in La Mirada, California, and operates an extensive distribution network located throughout the U.S. For more information, call 800/4-MAKITA (800/462-5482) or go to Follow Makita:,,, 

Makita earned the best overall score in six key criteria to win the award.




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