April 8, 2014 (Chapel Hill, NC) – The SEN Design Group announced last week that Sandy Winslow, President of Splash Kitchens & Baths in LaGrange GA, was selected as the seventeenth recipient of the M. A. Peterson Businessperson of The Year Award. The award was presented during the organization’s National Spring Conference before a gathering of 220+ members and vendors.
Winslow was recognized for his earnest interest in his staff, in the industry, and in doing things right the first time. With an openness and willingness to learn, Winslow has embraced the concept of interdependence, knowing that no one individual or company has all the answers but 200+ heads working towards a common goal are likely to achieve it faster and better. He adheres to uncommon business ethics and will not tolerate poor client service.
“Sandy Winslow is a restrained, but effective business leader who believes in the old fashioned notion that it’s important to give back to others. He speaks out with conviction and integrity when he believes in something strongly, and is an effective advocate of the value of a SEN Membership,” commented Ken Peterson, CKD, President of SEN Design Group.
The award is named in honor of Peterson’s father who made some notable contributions to the kitchen and bath industry during his 30-year career. M. A. Peterson helped establish the industry’s leading trade organization, the National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA), in 1963, served on its Board of Directors for many years, was honored as the world’s first Certified Kitchen Designer, and inducted into the Industry Hall of Fame in 1988 – its inaugural year. The SEN Design Group makes this award annually in memory of M. A. Peterson who died in March of 1997.
About SEN Design Group
The SEN Design Group is the industry’s first kitchen and bath buying and business development group. As an 20-year-old professional organization, SEN has over 200 members nationwide and more than 75 quality vendors in cabinetry, appliances, plumbing fixtures, decorative hardware, closets, lighting, bathroom products, flooring, tile, business services and accessories who offer their products/services to the membership at group rates. Additionally, SEN offers over 40 business development services to its membership, including financial planning, business coaching, business management training, sales training programs, marketing tools to generate leads, networking, and management systems. For more information on SEN visit www.sendesigngroup.com.