NAHAD’s George Carver Award

Omni Services has been a member of The Association for Hose and Accessories Distribution (NAHAD) since its inception because its mission is to bring training, professionalism, and integrity to the industry which is right in line with what Omni Services stands for.

Every year at the Annual NAHAD Convention the George Carver award is given to a deserving member.  George Carver, a founding member, and president was committed to people; teaching, coaching, mentoring and managing.  The award recognizes those that have followed those principles in their professional lives.  This year it is a great honor for Omni Service’s founder Robert Mitchell to receive the award posthumously.   Several members of the Omni team and Mr. Mitchell’s family were on hand to receive the award.  A deserving award as Mr. Mitchell setup Omni Services to continue the culture he created

This year it is a great honor for Omni Service’s founder Robert Mitchell to receive the award posthumously.   Several members of the Omni team and Mr. Mitchell’s family were on hand to receive the award.  A deserving award as Mr. Mitchell setup Omni Services to continue the culture he created of a “people organization” which is exactly what the George Carver award stands for.   Congratulations Mitch!

2017 Best Places To Work

Omni Services has been creating “raving fans” for over 40 years in the hose & fittings industry. Omni’s raving fans for 2017 are its internal customers as they have voted Omni Services the Worcester Telegram & Gazette’s Best Places to Work in Central Massachusetts, winning both the Best Employee Recognition Program and Best Overall Leadership categories.

It’s truly an honor to receive such an award and a great indicator of the company providing excellent service and care to its valued customers and employees. Omni Services is very proud to have employees that go above and beyond and provide that simple “customer first” principle that Omni Services was founded on.

Omni Services is the leading distributor of hose & fittings in the Northeast with many industry and supplier awards. Omni Services is committed to providing the highest standard of service, professionalism, and integrity in the Industry.

Thank you for making Omni Services one of the “Best Places to Work” in 2017.

Newly Elected Officer of NAHAD Board of Directors

Omni Services is proud to announce that Karen Brandvold, CFO, V.P of Omni services has been elected 1st Vice President of NAHAD (The National Association of Hose and Accessories Distributors).

NAHAD exists to promote a high standard of professionalism and integrity within the hose and accessories industry and Omni Services is proud to be a member since its inception.

Mrs. Brandvold will be working to further the mission of NAHAD and the Hose Safety Institute so that members receive the training and education to provide reliable, safe hose assemblies throughout the hose and connector industry.

In addition, Mrs. Brandvold is leading Women In NAHAD, a program created to help support the professional development of women in the hose and hose accessories industry.

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Omni Services Celebrates its 40th Anniversary

Omni Services, founded in 1976 by Robert Mitchell, is celebrating its 40th year anniversary by posting record sales in 2015.  The company continues to position itself for long-term sustainable growth.  2015 saw Omni expand locations to include New Jersey and Long Island NY, as well as the acquisition of Carolina Rubber & Specialties in Winston-Salem, NC earlier this year.

These are in addition to branches added in South Boston, Maine and Canada over the past few years as well as a move to an upgraded location for their Buffalo branch.Organizationally, Omni Services continues to strengthen its overall management capability, promoting Jeff Elwell to Retail Sales Director, and Lauren Witter and Mike Russell to MRO Sales Directors.  In conjunction with these promotions in Sales Management, Omni has been increasing its outside sales capability, adding five MRO-focused Sales Engineers in the past 18 months.

Within the NAHAD organization itself, the company is pleased to announce that Karen Brandvold, currently Omni’s CFO, will be assuming the position of 2nd Vice President / Treasurer Elect on the NAHAD Board effective in April.  Karen is Omni’s second representative on the NAHAD board, joining Past President Chuck Connors who represented Omni back in 2001.

In terms of physical plant, Omni Services recently invested in a more than doubling of square footage within its Auburn MA warehouse & production center while at the same time relocating its head office to brand new office space in Worcester MA.  And finally, in the virtual world, Omni launched an upgraded, (far more) user-friendly website to help their customers find us faster and learn even more about the company’s capabilities.

40 years ago, Bob Mitchell set out to start a company that cared “just a little more” for its employees and its customers.  While sadly, Bob (“Mitch”) Mitchell passed away in late 2014, he would be proud of the company’s continued, ambitious growth and the strong Omni Services team that is in place to make this ambition a reality.  Happy 40th Omni! (The NAHAD News – June 2016 – Download PDF Here)