ASW Global 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 19, 2009
CONTACT: Carolyn Pizzuto
cpizzuto@aswglobal.com
330-798-5178

ASW Global Recognized by PGA and Wal-Mart

Akron, Ohio – The PGA of America has designated ASW Global, LLC – a full service, international supply chain management company – as a PGA of America Diverse Supplier. Due to the complexity of the assessment, this award is viewed as an accomplishment and a privilege.
ASW Global president and CEO André Thornton announced the honor to its advisory board and associates. "The PGA undertook this initiative a few years ago and we are pleased that we have achieved preferred supplier status both years of the program. This year's program included an extensive assessment and we are proud of the capabilities we were able to present," stated Thornton.
Also, during Sam's Clubs' Year Beginning Meeting 2009 ASW Global received the prestigious Quest for Excellence award for overall performance at its Akron Distribution Center. In addition to the special award presentations, Sam's Club recognizes the distributions centers that rank as the top three of the twenty-two centers nationwide.
ASW Global operates two distribution centers dedicated to Sam's Club. This year the Akron Distribution Center ranked in the top three in four of the criteria recognized as critical to Financial, Operations, and Customer Service. ASW's Michigan Distribution Center placed in the top three in two of the same criteria.
Glenn Sims, ASW Global chief operating officer, said, "It is outstanding to see our two centers achieve this distinction. Wal-Mart is the leader in Supply Chain efficiency. If we meet and exceed their expectations, we know we can meet all our customer's expectations."
Thornton Recognized in Leadership Circles
Thornton was the featured speaker at the Impact Leadership Network Speaker series in February. His topic, Creating Elements For Successful Organizations, profiled the essentials for leading organizations through the good times and the bad. The Impact Leadership Network is a forum for executives to network and learn from nationally-known, successful business leaders.
About ASW Global
ASW Global, headquartered in Akron, OH, is a full-service supply chain management company. It is one of the largest minority owned companies in Northeast Ohio, serving a national and international client base. ASW offers a wide range of services with specialization in Distribution Management, Value Added Warehousing, Transportation Management, Packaging, and Promotion and Incentive Programs. ASW provides Supply Chain Optimization consulting services to organizations that want to improve their supply chain efficiency and achieve solutions with reduced costs.
For more information on ASW Global, its operations and lines of business, go to www.aswglobal.com; or contact Carolyn Pizzuto, Sr. Vice President, Corporate Planning at 330-798-5178 (888-363-8492) or email at cpizzuto@aswglobal.com