2012

Victor R. Jury Jr. Named “Top Performing CEO”

October 2012 / Event Photo / Press Release

Victor R. Jury Jr., Summit's president and CEO, was recognized as a “Top Performing CEO” in the large company category by the New Mexico Business Weekly, the leading business publication for the state. The award was given to CEOs who showed “outstanding leadership during a time of great change” and who fostered the strengths of employees, says publisher Ian Anderson.


IMARK Group Recognizes Summit with “Purchasing Power” Award

October 2012 / Event Photo / Press Release

Summit received the “Purchasing Power” award from IMARK Group Inc. for its support of IMARK preferred suppliers. IMARK is a member-owned marketing group of 1,100 U.S. electrical distributors.


Hayata Names Summit “Distributor of the Year”

October 2012 / Award Photo / Press Release

Summit's Marine Division was named “Distributor of the Year” by Hayata North America for leading the U.S. in sales of Hayata products in 2011. Hayata produces stainless steel cable ties and banding for marine and offshore applications.


Summit Ranks Second in NM Private 100

August 24, 2012 / Press Release

Summit was recognized as the second largest revenue-producing company in New Mexico by the 2012 New Mexico Private 100 list.


Summit Wins Three National Marketing Awards

August 21, 2012 / Press Release

Summit won three national marketing awards in an annual industry competition by the Electrical Distributor Magazine. The fierce “Best of the Best” competition earned Summit awards in the $200 million or greater company size category for digital/social media campaign, literature/selling tool, and integrated promotional campaign.


Modern Distribution Management Ranks Summit No. 18

July 2012 / Press Release

Summit ranks no. 18 among the nation’s top 25 electrical distributors, according to new industry rankings from Modern Distribution Management magazine. The rankings were based on reported annual sales from 2011.


David Wascom Named “Titan of IT”

March 2012 / Event Photo / Press Release

David Wascom, Summit's vice president of IT and chief information officer, was named a “Titan of IT” by New Mexico's leading business publication, the New Mexico Business Weekly, for his work in helping to customize one of the world's most complex enterprise software programs for Summit.

2011

Summit Wins Online Marketing Award

October 2011 / Award Photo / Press Release

Summit won the ElectricSmarts Network’s “Smarty Award” for showing excellence in its online marketing efforts. The ElectricSmarts Network is an electrical industry media company that provides web-based marketing, e-learning, and e-commerce services to thousands of contractors, distributors, and manufacturers across the United States. Summit was one of only three distributors to receive the award this year for helping to drive traffic to content from manufacturer partners, shortening product buy cycles and building customer relationships.


Habitat for Humanity Recognizes Summit Electric Supply

August 2011 / Award Photo / Press Release

Greater Albuquerque Habitat for Humanity celebrated 25 years of service this year by recognizing Summit's support for its 156th home building project. Summit's Albuquerque location has supported Habitat for Humanity projects in Albuquerque, Valencia County, and Santa Fe since the organization began. Dona Swenson, development coordinator, along with Nila Scarberry, ReStore director, came to Summit's Albuquerque corporate headquarters and presented a creative, floor tile thank-you plaque to Service Center Leader Wiley Shaw and Jarred Killgore, customer service representative who manages Habitat for Humanity's material requests.


Summit Wins Two Industry Marketing Awards

August 2011 / Press Release

Summit wins two “Best of the Best” awards in the National Association of Electrical Distributors’ annual marketing competition in the $200 million or greater company size category. The merchandising award was for the significant brand remodeling of the Albuquerque, New Mexico and Fort Worth, Texas service centers. The integrated promotional campaign award recognized the comprehensive components of a marketing effort promoting low smoke, zero halogen marine cable.

2010

Russel Hiller Receives Professional Award

November 19, 2010 / Event Photo / Award Photo / Press Release

Summit Electric Supply’s CFO and Treasurer Russel Hiller has been selected as “2010 Outstanding Member in Corporate Practice” by the New Mexico Society of CPAs. He was nominated for the award by colleague Ben Darwin of Meyners + Co. Hiller and Darwin serve on the board of the New Mexico Family Business Alliance, an agency that helps family business owners with accounting related issues. Hiller was recognized at the Society’s annual awards ceremony on November 19 at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Albuquerque.


Joy Junction Names Summit “Community Hero”

October 8, 2010 / Event Photo / Award Photo / Press Release

New Mexico’s largest homeless shelter, Joy Junction, recognized Summit Electric Supply as a “Community Hero” on October 8 for donating the Lifeline of Hope food service vehicle. After being in operation for one year, the vehicle allowed the shelter to serve twice as many meals, as they took food to hungry homeless people on the streets of Albuquerque who could not get to the shelter. Jeremy Reynalds, shelter founder and CEO, presented the award to Summit President and CEO Victor R. Jury Jr. and his children at the Albuquerque Marriott Pyramid North Hotel at the shelter's annual banquet and award ceremony.


Summit Wins “Purchasing Power” Award

October 2010 / Award Photo

Summit wins the 2010 “Purchasing Power” award from IMARK Group Inc., a member-owned marketing group of more than 1,100 U.S. electrical distributors and that's supported by 100 leading manufacturers.


Summit Wins Three Industry Marketing Awards

August 27, 2010 / Award Photo 1 / Award Photo 2 / Award Photo 3 / Press Release

Summit's efforts snagged three industry marketing awards at the National Association of Electrical Distributors’ annual “Best of the Best” marketing awards ceremony. Summit won in three marketing categories: print campaign − for an advertisement in Workboat magazine highlighting the marine division’s capabilities; brand awareness − for a holiday-themed Nutcracker print card, electronic card, Web site and counter collateral; and digital campaign − for Summit's Twitter page and postings.


New Industry Ranking Lists Summit No. 18

June 4, 2010 / Press Release

In its first industry rankings story, Modern Distribution Management magazine ranked Summit no. 18 among the nation’s top 25 electrical distributors. The rankings were based on reported annual sales.


David Wascom Receives “Volunteer Service Award” from Leading SAP Group

May 20, 2010 / Award Photo / Press Release

David Wascom, vice president of IT for Summit, received the “Volunteer Service Award” from Americas’ SAP Users' Group (ASUG) in Orlando, Florida on May 18. He has been a volunteer for the past three years. He currently serves as co-chairman of the wholesale distribution segment of the group. SAP is an international enterprise resource planning system that Summit began using in 2005. The award was presented at the same event as Summit’s “Impact Award,” the company’s first IT-related award based on its accomplishments using SAP.


SAP Success Garners “Impact Award”

May 18, 2010 / Award Photo / Press Release

The Americas’ SAP Users’ Group (ASUG), the world’s largest community of SAP professionals, awarded Summit the group’s “Impact Award” in the small to medium enterprise category. Impact awards are based on implementation and effective use of SAP solutions. Winners are selected based on demonstrated success in return on investment, best practices, improved service and innovation. It was Summit’s first IT-related award. Summit joined other “Impact Award” winners Comcast Corp, Northern Kentucky University, and Eastman Chemical Co.


Summit Wins First National Community Service Award

March 5, 2010 / Press Release

Summit won the nationally recognized “Communitas Award” in the category of Leadership in Community Service. “Our judges found that Summit Electric Supply clearly exhibits the spirit of communitas, a Latin word that means people coming together for the good of a community,” wrote Director Ed Dalheim. Judges reviewed Summit’s philosophy of giving along with summaries of selected service projects among the 43 community and nonprofit organizations and causes the company supported in 2009.

2009

Summit Takes Industry's Overall Marketing Award for First Time

August 12, 2009 / Award Photo

Summit won TED Magazine’s overall “Best of the Best” award for the first time for its website www.summit.com. The redesigned site was chosen from more than 300 entries to take the top distributor award. The award represents overall best marketing practices in the electrical industry, according to the magazine’s online newsletter announcing the winners at the end of the industry’s AdVenture Sales & Marketing Conference held in Chicago from August 9-12. The website first won in the website category. An entry must win its category before being considered for the higher award. Summit also won in the large distributor direct promotion category for the 2008 holiday season’s special “Truck & Buck – Don’t Forget Your Little Helper.”


Hayata Names Summit “Distributor of the Year”

July 16, 2009 / Award Photo

Hayata North America, an international maker of stainless steel cable ties and banding for marine and offshore applications, named Summit Electric Supply its “Distributor of the Year” for leading the U.S. in sales of Hayata products in 2008.


Electrical Wholesaling Ranks Summit No. 22

June 2009

Summit was ranked no. 22 among the nation’s Top 200 electrical distributors by Electrical Wholesaling magazine based on sales of $384 million.


NM Business Weekly Names Summit “Corporate Hero”

May 2009 / Event Photo / Award Photo / Press Release

The New Mexico Business Weekly, the state’s leading business publication, named Summit a “Corporate Hero” for the company’s community outreach and philanthropy. The purpose of the awards is to highlight the positive impact that corporations have and the many creative ways they find to help and support their community.


Summit Passes “Community Star” Award to New Recipient

March 2009 / Event Photo

Summit passed on its “Community Star” award received from the Greater Albuquerque Chamber of Commerce last year, to Southwest Airlines. It is the chamber’s tradition to have the previous year’s winner present the award to the next one. The award recognizes businesses’ corporate citizenship efforts in the community.


Summit Receives “Pro Patria” and “Above and Beyond” Awards

February 6, 2009 / Award Photo 1 / Award Photo 2 / Press Release

Summit won the “Pro Patria” award for demonstrating exceptional support for its employees who participate in the National Guard and Reserve. It is the highest state honor given by a U.S. Department of Defense Agency. The New Mexico chapter of the organization – Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) – selected Summit from among 18 companies that reservists nominated for the award. The award distinction, coupled with Summit also winning the “Above and Beyond” award, led the group to nominate Summit for the prestigious national “Freedom” award. Summit was recognized as a semi-finalist.

2008

Russel Hiller Named “Top Performing CFO”

October 2008 / Award Photo / Press Release

Summit's CFO and Treasurer Russel Hiller is recognized as a “Top Performing CFO” in the large business category from the New Mexico Business Weekly.


Summit Takes Annual Industry Marketing Awards

August 12, 2008 / Award Photo 1 / Award Photo 2

Summit won “Best of the Best” marketing awards from the National Association of Electrical Distributors. Press coverage surrounding Summit's donation to the Army National Guard unit stationed in Iraq December 2007 earned the company an award in the public relations category. Summit also won the direct promotion category for a counter sales promotion that included a gas card incentive. A music-themed sales conference dubbed “Jam Session” and a Houston counter redesign effort garnered honorable mentions in event and merchandising categories.


Victor R. Jury Jr. Named “Power Broker”

August 2008

Summit's President and CEO Victor R. Jury Jr. was selected as a “Power Broker” by the New Mexico Business Weekly for a second time.


Electrical Wholesaling Ranks Summit No. 27

July 2008

Electrical Wholesaling magazine ranked Summit no. 27 among the nation's Top 200 electrical distributors, based on 2007 sales of about $340 million.


Army National Guard Recognizes Summit

June 2008 / Event Photo

The Army National Guard recognizes Summit, and Mary Lucero, for support of the troops during the holiday season. Lucero accepted a flag mosaic on behalf of the company from Gen. Kenny Montoya.


President and CEO Victor R. Jury Jr. Philanthropic Views Published

May 23, 2008 / Article

The New Mexico Business Weekly, the state's leading business publication, published a column by Summit's President and CEO Victor R. Jury Jr. “Good to Great in Giving” explains Jury's philosophy of philanthropy.


Chamber Honors Summit with “Community Star” Award

March 18, 2008 / Event Photo / Award Photo / Press Release / Article

The Greater Albuquerque Chamber of Commerce recognized Summit's corporate citizenship with the chamber's “Community Star” award in the large-business category. It was the first time Summit participated in the event. President and CEO Victor R. Jury Jr.was featured in the video of winners played at the event explaining his philosophy of giving.

2007

Summit Wins Associated Builders and Contractors' Award

July 2007 / Award Photo / Press Release

The Associated Builders and Contractors' (ABC) Pelican Chapter recognized Summit for its commitment to training in Gonzales, Louisiana. Summit donated materials for the chapter's electrical and instrumentation programs to assist with upgrading craft training at the facility.


Summit Ranked No. 22 Among Nation's Top Electrical Distributors

June 26, 2007 / Press Release

Up one spot from 2006, Summit is ranked no. 22 in the annual Top 200 list compiled by Electrical Wholesaling magazine, with 2006 revenue of $337,000,000.


Summit Named “Fast Tracker”

June 22, 2007 / Press Release

Summit is named in New Mexico Business Weekly's list of “Fast Trackers,” companies noted for their growth rates. Summit ranked no. 16 among 25 in the large business category.


Victor R. Jury Jr. a Finalist in National Awards

April 2007 / Award Photo / Event Photo

Summit's President and CEO Victor R. Jury Jr. was selected as one of 25 finalists for Ernst & Young LLP's “Entrepreneur of the Year” awards in Salt Lake City, Utah.


Summit Wins Industry Marketing Awards

March 2007 / Award Photo / Press Release

Summit wins the National Association of Electrical Distributors' “Best of the Best” marketing award for print advertising in the large company category.

2006

IMARK Group Suppliers Name Summit “Best in Class”

October 2006 / Award Photo

Summit was awarded “Best in Class” by IMARK Group, Inc. suppliers in the red level category. IMARK Group is a member-owned marketing cooperative comprised of 1,100 U.S. electrical distributors.


Summit Wins Industry Marketing Awards

March 2006 / Award Photo 1 / Award Photo 2

Summit wins “Best of the Best” marketing awards in merchandising and direct promotion from the National Association of Electrical Distributors in the large company category.

2005

Victor R. Jury Jr. Named “Outstanding Leader in Philanthropy”

November 2005

Summit President and CEO Victor R. Jury Jr. received the “Outstanding Leader in Philanthropy” award from the Association of Fundraising Professionals in Albuquerque. The award was presented on National Philanthropy Day.


Victor R. Jury Jr. Named “Power Broker”

September 30, 2005

President and CEO Victor R. Jury Jr. was chosen as a “Power Broker” in the New Mexico Business Weekly's annual Power magazine.


Summit Wins Industry Marketing Award for Website Redesign

March 2005 / Award Photo

Summit won a “Best of the Best” marketing award from the National Association of Electrical Distributors for a website redesign.

2004

Summit Named “Most Admired” NM Company

November 10, 2004 / Award Photo

In balloting at the annual New Mexico Private 100 luncheon, Summit is named the “Most Admired Company” in the state.


ACI Recognizes Summit with “VIVA” Award

October 28, 2004 / Event Photo / Award Photo

The New Mexico Association of Commerce and Industry, the local arm of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, recognized Summit with its “VIVA” award. VIVA represents vision, investment, vitality and action.


Victor R. Jury Jr. Named Board Chairman of IMARK Group, Inc.

October 2004

IMARK Group, Inc. has named Summit President and CEO Victor R. Jury Jr. as chairman of its board of directors. Jury Jr. will hold a two-year term for the member-owned marketing group, which is comprised of more than 1,100 independently owned electrical distributors through the U.S.


Summit Takes Industry Awards for Direct Promotion and Integrated Campaign

March 2004 / Award Photo 1 / Award Photo 2

Summit wins “Best of the Best” marketing awards from the National Association of Electrical Distributors for direct promotion and integrated promotional campaign in the large company category.

2003

Summit Receives “Ethics in Business” Award

April 30, 2003 / Award Photo

Summit receives an “Ethics in Business” award in the large-business category. Awards are presented to businesses that demonstrate “the highest ethical conduct and social responsibility.”


Summit Cover Story of Industry Magazine

March 2003 / Cover Photo / Article

Summit is featured in the cover story of The Electrical Distributor (TED) magazine. The article, headlined “30 Seconds to Perfection,” is a general overview of Summit and Vic Jury's management style and principles.


Summit Awarded "Employer of Choice"

March 2003 / Award Photo / Event Photo

Summit was recognized with the “Employer of Choice” award in the medium-size company category by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) of New Mexico State Council, a leading membership organization of more than 250,000 human resource professionals worldwide.

2002

Steiner Safety Award Presented to Summit

November 2002 / Award Photo

Elite Distributors Insurance Company (EDIC) recognized Summit's excellence in safety with the “Charles Steiner Most Improved Risk Control” award. The award was named for Charles M. Steiner, a renowned entrepreneur in the electrical industry and founder of EDIC as well as the IMARK Group, Inc., a member-owned marketing cooperative comprised of 1,100 U.S. electrical distributors.


Arizona Public Service Awards Summit for Excellence

June 2002

Arizona Public Service presented Summit with the “2001 Excellence Award” for providing excellent customer service and operations support to the Four Corners Power Plant.


Summit Print and Promotional Marketing Efforts Take Industry Awards

March 2002 / Award Photo 1 / Award Photo 2

Summit wins “Best of the Best” marketing awards from the National Association of Electrical Distributors in the categories of print advertising and integrated promotional campaign.

2001

Summit Receives Red Cross “Partnership Award”

August 2001 / Award Photo / Event Photo

Summit’s steady support of the American Red Cross garnered the relief organization’s “Partnership Award” this year.

1998

Summit's Website Featured by Magazine

February 1998

Electrical Wholesaling magazine features Summit's website, www.summit.com, in “Wonders of Electrical Web.”

1997

Summit Receives Its Third “Excellence Certificate” from LANL

May 23, 1997

Summit received a third certificate of excellence for its just-in-time systems contract with Los Alamos National Laboratory. Summit spent more than two years working on the Milagro Gamma Ray Observatory Project.

1996

Summit Ranked No. 6 Among NM Top 100 Private Companies

November 1996

Summit was ranked no. 6 in the annual New Mexico Private 100 listing of the state's top privately owned companies.


Habitat for Humanity Recognizes Summit for Continued Support

July 1996

Habitat for Humanity recognized Summit for its ongoing contributions of electrical materials for Habitat homes during the non-profit's third annual "From Hard Hats to Top Hats" event.


LANL Recognizes Summit a Second Time with “Excellence Certificate”

March 1996

Summit received a second certificate of excellence for its just-in-time systems contract with Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL). Service levels for LANL were at 99.3-percent.

1995

First Summit Website Debuts

November 1995 / Photo

Summit secured the premium domain name of www.summit.com and debuted its first website.


LANL Recognizes Summit's Service with “Excellence Certificate”

March 1995

Summit received a certificate of excellence for its just-in-time systems contract with Los Alamos National Laboratory.

1992

Victor R. Jury Jr. Receives “Gem Rising Star” Award

February 1992

Summit President and CEO Victor R. Jury “Gem Rising Star” award by Electrical Wholesaling magazine.


Summit Receives “Best of Show” Award

January 1992

The Arizona Plant Engineering and Maintenance Tradeshow awarded Summit “Best of the Show” for its booth featuring industrial automation equipment.

1990

Summit Ranked Among NM Top 100 Private Companies

November 1990

Summit was ranked no. 23 in the annual New Mexico Private 100 listing of the state's top privately owned companies.


Summit Named “Vendor of the Year” by Sandia National Laboratories

March 1990

Sandia National Laboratories named Summit as its “Vendor of the Year” from among 33 companies with just-in-time systems contracts supporting Sandia. Summit provided Sandia with an order fill rate that exceeded 99-percent.

1989

Summit Founders Featured on Cover of Electrical Wholesaling

February 1989 / Cover Photo / Article

Summit and its three founders were featured on the cover of Electrical Wholesaling magazine. The article praised Summit's expertise with Just-in-Time systems contracts, which were hailed as “The Wave of the Future.”

1987

Summit Gets First Major News Coverage

August 1987 / Article

The Albuquerque Journal's Business Outlook features an article about Summit's Just-in-Time (JIT) contracts, giving Summit its first major news coverage.