EAO Honors Midtec Associates, Inc. with R.W. Maier Memorial Achievement Award at 2018 EDS Summit

From left: John J. Pannone, VP Sales/HMI Systems, EAO and Matt Pansing, President, Midtec Associates From left: John J. Pannone, VP Sales/HMI Systems, EAO and Matt Pansing, President, Midtec Associates

SHELTON, Conn., May 2018 – EAO, the expert partner for innovative, intuitive and reliable Human Machine Interfaces (HMI), is pleased to announce that Midtec Associates, Inc. (Shawnee Mission, Kansas) was recently named the recipient of its annual Robert W. Maier Memorial Achievement Award during the 2018 EDS Summit in Las Vegas.

“This award recognizes the hard work and dedication of independent manufacturers’ sales teams that are valued partners and further reinforce the EAO brand,” said John J. Pannone, vice president of sales, HMI Components, EAO Corporation. “Midtec Associates is a vital part of EAO’s continued growth and success. I congratulate them on a well-deserved award and look forward to our continued partnership."

The award is named in honor of Robert W. Maier who founded the North American headquarters of EAO in 1997. Maier quickly established the company into a premier supplier of Human Machine Interface (HMI) products. His energy and enthusiasm positioned EAO as a leader in the market, along with his passion for sales and marketing that helped create outstanding brand awareness in a highly competitive market place.

“It is an honor to receive this recognition from EAO Corporation,” said Matt Pansing, president, Midtec Associates, Inc. “Our priority is to ensure that our customers receive access to EAO’s innovative products and solutions they require for their HMI challenges.”

This accolade was presented during an invite-only EAO event during the EDS summit which took place May 15 through May 18. EDS is the premier annual event for the international electronic distribution industry, hosting approximately 5,000 individuals and representing more than 80 percent of the industry each year.