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July, 2016

FARMINGDALE, N.J. (July 28, 2016) – Total Performance Lubricant Manufacturer, Bel-Ray Company, today announced it has been named the winner of the 2016 National Marine Distributors Association (NMDA) “Supplier of the Year” in the “Gold Category.” Bel-Ray was also recognized for two additional awards for “Best All-round Packaging” and “Marketing Philosophy” at the annual NMDA STEP Conference that was held in Chicago July 18-22.

Awarded annually by the Distributor members of NMDA, these awards recognize those companies who meet and exceed the standards and goals set by the Supplier of the Year committee. All finalists graded on and receive valuable ratings and evaluations from distributor customers on various aspects of their business including: Supply Chain Philosophy, Marketing Program, Delivery, Invoicing, Profitability, Product & Warranty, Artwork, Sales Representation, Customer Service, Number System/UPC, P.O.P. Packaging, and Packaging/Shipping.

 “We are honored to receive the 2016 Supplier of the Year award and the two special focus awards for Best All-Round Packaging and Best Marketing Philosophy, from the National Marine Distributors Association,” said Jim Self, General Manager of Bel-Ray Marine. “The entire team at Bel-Ray takes pride in manufacturing a world class product and we try to take all of our customer’s needs into consideration when developing product lines. We are very proud of everyone involved and having our efforts recognized through winning these coveted NMDA awards is a wonderful accomplishment.” 

 Bel-Ray’s award winning Marine Product Line includes a full range of High Performance Marine Lubricants including 2-Stroke, 4-Stroke, and Diesel Engine Oils, Gear Oils, Rust Preventative Coating, Waterproof Grease, 6 in 1 Multipurpose Lubricant, Silicone Lubricant, Fuel Treatment, Marine Oil Filters, and Water Separating Fuel Filters and more.