Preval Wins Prestigious Sherwin-Williams Vendor Award

(PRWEB) February 07, 2013

Sherwin-Williams announced last month it has awarded its Vendor of the Year Award to Preval, a division of Chicago Aerosol. This is the first time the company has received the prestigious award, which recognizes a small group of suppliers who have demonstrated substantial success in a variety of categories, including double-digit sales growth, high quality and high value products, ambitious new product development and exceptional service and management.

Peter Sedlak, vice president of Marketing & Purchasing at the Sherwin-Williams Co., said Preval was selected for the award, in part, because of the company’s drive to succeed and the unprecedented success of its relatively new vFan, a portable airbrush system that has been enthusiastically welcomed among professional contractors as well as a number of other industries.

The vFan led to a 12 percent sales gain in Preval’s Sherwin-Williams contracts. And despite the rapid growth in the paint and coatings industry and others, Preval has maintained as one of its core business values an unrelenting focus on quality, value and customer service.

“Somehow they (the Preval Spray Team) can separate themselves from the pack by out-servicing most," Sedlak said.

Preval, and its parent company, Chicago Aerosol, were recognized with the award at the Sherwin-Williams’ vendor luncheon this month in Nashville, Tenn.

“Winning this award from Sherwin-Williams, one of the biggest names in the paint and coatings industry, validates all of the hard work that we have put into bringing innovative new products to the market and setting ourselves apart from the competition,” said Preval President Sam Averbuch.

The vFan is used for precision paint and material dispensing; touch-ups and surface repairs; surface preparation; and curing. Distributed worldwide, the vFan is used in diverse markets across the globe, including the appliance, automotive, aerospace, arts, bookbinding, craft and hobby, container, converting, electronics, food and beverage, furniture, home improvement, life sciences and medical, light emitting diodes (LED), metal finishing, marine, new home resurfacing, non-woven, packaging, scrap booking, semiconductor and solar energy and textile industries.

The vFan Airbrush is the only device on the market that converts to an airgun and achieves both 3-inch fan and 1/16-inch hairline patterns. Amazingly portable, the vFan Airbrush can be used in all environments when powered by 150 Feet of Energy, Preval’s innovative, eco-friendly aerosol compressor unit. Each canister of 150 Feet of Energy contains 7 ounces of VOC-exempt propellant that powers more than 150 feet of linear paint coverage and up to 40 square feet of paint coverage. The vFan Airbrush is also compatible with most workshop compressors.

In addition to the vFan, Preval is well known for its Sprayer, a portable, professional-grade, inexpensive spray system that is used for countless applications. The Sprayer is disposable, recyclable, easy to clean and where no compressor is needed. Preval has also recently introduced a number of other complementary products to the marketplace.

About Sherwin Williams:
For over 140 years, Sherwin-Williams has satisfied the coating and color needs of builders, designers, specifiers, property managers and contractors. Sherwin-Williams provides fast, flexible, responsive local service and personalized, expert advice. More than 3,300 stores and 1,600 sales representatives make Sherwin-Williams North America's largest single source supplier of high-quality paints, stains, masonry coatings and brand-name wall and floor coverings. Visit

About Preval:
Preval is a rapidly expanding manufacturer of aerosol-based products that deliver consistent, professional spray results. Headquartered near Chicago, Preval is a world leader in the paint and coating industry and offers consumers and industrial entities the most innovative products powered by its proprietary aerosol technology. Preval’s products are affordable, precise, portable and disposable, and used in a variety of industries such as automotive, aerospace, marine, hardware, and arts and crafts. Through its parent company, Chicago Aerosol, Preval offers a wide range of contract filling and private labeling services. Preval currently is sold in more than 50,000 stores throughout the United States as well as in hundreds of outlets around the globe. Learn more at

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