Wright announces 2016 Distributor of the Year


From left to right, Hal White, Wright Manufacturing’s VP of sales, presents Wright’s 2016 Distributor of the Year award to Smith Distributing Company GM Kandis Caldwell and President Glenn Smith.

Wright Manufacturing recently recognized Smith Distributing Company of Oklahoma City, Okla., as its 2016 Distributor of the Year. Established in 1983, Smith distributes Wright commercial mowers to independent landscape equipment dealers in Oklahoma, Kansas and Texas.

Hal White, Wright’s vice president of sales, presented the award to President Glenn Smith and General Manager Kandis Caldwell. Wright is Smith’s exclusive mower line, and White noted that this is the second time the Oklahoma City firm has been selected Wright Distributor of the Year since taking on the line in 2003.

White lauded Caldwell, a longtime member of the Smith Distributing team who was promoted to general manager about 18 months ago. He credited her leadership with providing the impetus for the distributorship to win the award.

“Kandis has built a very good management team that has grown the business significantly in a very short period of time,” said White.