Sphere 1 Announces Members and Vendors of the Year

Also welcomes new members and elects new board members.

Sphere 1's Annual Meeting was held this year at the Green Valley Ranch Resort in Henderson NV. The theme was Positioning for Tomorrow...Today. The event attracted 620 attendees (Members and Preferred Suppliers) representing 131 Member Companies and 86 Preferred Supplier Companies.

The top awards at Sphere 1's annual meeting were as follows:

Partners of the Year

  • DeWalt – Partner of the Year in Core Category
  • ROLAIR – Partner of the Year in Accessory Category

Member of the Year

  • Jeff Brown from Brinker Brown

Top TREK Training Awards (Sphere 1 University)

  • Top Vendor Award went to – Klein Tools (John Crook)
  • Top Member Award went to – Tanner Bolt & Nut (Jeff Tannenbaum)

Elected - New Board of Directors

  • Mike Gleason – from ELFCO
  • Andy Marker – from L.W. Meyer

Rotating off the Board of Directors

  • Mike Walburn – Builders Equipment (founding Board Member)
  • Jerry Ferguson – Railway Distributing (founding Board Member)

New Members Welcomed

  • Lees Tools
  • River City Building Supply
  • LINC Systems

New Preferred Suppliers Welcomed

  • Generac
  • Majestic Glove
  • Protective Industrial Products
  • Cendrex
  • Karp Associates
  • 3M Fall Protection
  • Radians

Sphere 1 is a cooperative of independent tool and fastener distributors working together to achieve competitive and sustainable advantages in our marketplace. By partnering with preferred suppliers, we provide our members with enhanced vendor programs, superior education and innovative practices. While fostering community among our peers we are committed to integrity, honesty and respect in all that we do. Learn more at