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SanMar Named Top 40 Supplier from ASI

August 19, 2020 GMT

Seattle, WA - ( NewMediaWire ) - August 19, 2020 - Marty Lott, the founder of SanMar, was honored at Counselor’s virtual ceremony on Wednesday, July 22.

“As the founder of SanMar, he spent the last 50 years building this company into the largest in the industry,” says his son, Jeremy Lott, proudly. “He spearheaded our employee training program, our philanthropic efforts, and he allowed employees to work from home long before it was a business trend. In a lot of ways, he’s a trailblazer.” For his accomplishments, Marty was awarded the Counselor Lifetime Achievement Award.


“While I feel too young and still have many goals I want to accomplish, I’m very proud of the business, family, and community that I’ve been so fortunate to be part of,” Marty said.

“Without my father’s influence, I would not be the leader I am today. This company would not be in the position of success it has obtained. I’ve done well, but I owe all of that to the foundation my father laid for me,” says Jeremy Lott.

At the same ceremony, Counselor unveiled its 2020 Top 40 suppliers and Top 40 distributor rankings. Based on 2019 revenue, these are the largest companies in the industry. On the supplier list, SanMar was ranked number one while setting an industry record in sales. 

“Meeting the needs of our customers is SanMar’s top priority. The market is shifting right now, and we’re all looking forward to a post-COVID world. SanMar’s pledge is to keep up with our clients’ needs and consumer trends to bring them the quality and innovation they’ve come to expect from our team.”

With Jeremy Lott, President of the family-owned company, officially taking the reins of leadership from his father, Marty Lott, the company has expanded product offerings and design trends as well as its commitment to ethical sourcing and social and product compliance. This evolution is witnessed in its partnerships with major retail brands and other up-and-coming brands like Allmade.

 It is with great pride that Jeremy Lott leads SanMar and his team of over 4000 people across the US. Their company vision is “Delivering a Canvas for Good” and their team mantra is “Business is Personal” - and you can see both in their most recent accomplishments.

Jeremy Lott

joined the SanMar team in 2003, and since then he has been working alongside his father, Marty to build the company into what it is today. The father of six children, Jeremy believes in work-life balance and spends as much time with his family as possible - at work and outside of it. He is also an avid skier, hiker, and boater.