Distribution Management Systems, Inc. (DMSi) was presented with the “Vendor of the Year” award by The Drake Group. Drake, an association of independent drywall distributors, gives the national award in recognition of a vendor’s contributions to the group’s goals.

DMSi was voted in to The Drake Group in 2003. When Drake organized The Drake Hub, one of the first association-specific EDI platforms, to help group members do business with manufacturers, DMSi was the pilot software partner for the project. More recently, DMSi hosted an EDI workshop for group members to help them leverage the application to an even greater extent.

Emily Ethington, DMSi’s senior sales account manager, is credited with cultivating the close relationship between DMSi and Drake members. Ethington describes winning Vendor of the Year as a career goal.

“These are some of the smartest, most forward-thinking people in the industry,” she said. “Earning such a prestigious award from them is a very big deal.”

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