ORLANDO, Fla.. – Kele, Inc. took home Distributor of the Year honors in the 2019 ControlTrends Awards. Kele and other winners were revealed Sunday at the ControlTrends Awards ceremony held at the House of Blues in Orlando, Fla. The ceremony coincided with the 2020 AHR Expo, the world’s largest HVACR industry event, also in Orlando through February 5. Kele was one of seven nominees in the category. This is the company’s first win in the ControlTrends Awards.
“We are humbled to receive this honor,” said Kele CEO Richard Campbell. “It provides us even stronger motivation to continue helping our customers win through simplifying their supply chain.”
Kele marked several highlights in 2019, including greatly expanding its custom panels capacity. The company also launched new technology, notably My Project Portal, an e-tool that allows customers to upload a full bill of material, obtain pricing, and check out within minutes. In July, Kele acquired Temperature Control Systems of Dallas, its third acquisition in less than two years and another step in the company’s growth strategy.
“Getting closer to our customers has allowed us to serve them much faster and across more of their needs,” said Campbell.
Now in their eighth year, the ControlTrends Awards celebrate global companies, products, solutions, technology, and individuals in the controls industry, acknowledging the latest innovations and achievements that make the HVAC, controls, and building automation industries. Kele was also nominated for Peripheral Vendor of the Year and Campbell for both Distributor Executive of the Year and Impact Person of the Year.