L to R: Mike Abele, Technical Service Rep; John Baetz, Commercial Director; Mike Stanton, Account Manager; Jesse Wenning, Technical Service Rep; Ann Toomey, Technical Service Technician; and Michael Barker, Research Fellow.

Ashland LLC was honored as MFG’s Supplier of the Year.

The annual gathering was a virtual event, conducted via Zoom this year. In all, 27 suppliers and distributors were recognized. MFG’s President/CEO Richard Morrison spoke to the group about the year’s unexpected business challenges and success, concluding with a cautiously optimistic forecast for Fiscal Year 2021.

Accepting the award on behalf of Ashland, Senior Account Manager Michael Stanton said “This recognition is special because it validates our true nature to always solve for customers, and the effort of our multi-functional team who supports MFG.”

“We view suppliers as strategic partners of our business,” stated Herb Griffith, director of corporate purchasing for MFG. There are so many variables in what we do, and consistency is a huge benefit. Ashland truly delivers—going to great lengths to help us solve problems.”