Deb Group Receives Two Navigator Awards from SMA (Strategic Market Alliance Group)

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — July 16, 2018 – Deb Group, an SC Johnson company, was recognized by the Strategic Market Alliance (SMA) during its Alliance™ Member-Supplier Conference in Salt Lake City, Utah. Deb Group was presented with the group’s Navigator Award for SMA Qualified Suppliers Achieving the Largest Percent Growth with SMA Member Distributors. SMA’s Navigator Recognition program acknowledges top performances in a number of important quantitative performance categories for the preceding year by both SMA Member Distributors and the Group’s Qualified Suppliers.  

“Delivering outstanding service to our customers is at the heart of everything we do,” said Mike Flagg, Chief Executive, SC Johnson Professional North America. “We’re proud to be recognized by SMA for the fourth year running and remain committed to upholding these standards of excellence.”

Additionally, Deb Group was recognized as the SMA Qualified Supplier Achievement in Product Innovation for launching its Solopol® GFX™, the world’s only heavy-duty foam hand cleanser with grit, and the revolutionary TruShot™ and TruFill™ Dispensing Systems from SC Johnson Professional® within the last year.

Navigator recognition is presented to Suppliers based on feedback and results from SMA’s annual survey of Member Distributors. The Navigator recognition award was presented by Dick McGann, president, Strategic Market Alliance during the annual Conference in Salt Lake City, Utah, June 18-20, 2018.

“Achieving Navigator recognition is not something the associates of SMA take lightly,” said McGann. “This acknowledgment conveys our deeply-felt appreciation and respect for the efforts made by all of our supplier partners and member companies in service together to our mutual customers.”


About Deb Group
Headquartered in the UK with North American headquarters in Charlotte, N.C., Deb Group provides tailored skin care programs for a wide range of industries and organizations that value their employee and customer well-being.

The organization encompasses 23 companies operating in 19 countries, with Deb products used over 150 million times every day. The Deb product lines include Travabon®, Stokoderm®, Refresh™, Estesol®, Solopol®, Kresto®, Deb InstantFOAM®, Stokolan® and KrestoGT™.

Deb Group is part of SC Johnson, a privately held, family company and one of the world’s leading manufacturers of household cleaning products, and products for home storage, air care, pest control and shoe care. To learn more, visit


About Strategic Market Alliance

Strategic Market Alliance is an interdependent member-owned cooperative serving as a catalyst for optimizing the efficiency and effectiveness of all stakeholders within our sphere of influence. Comprised of North America's leading janitorial, sanitation and foodservice distributors, SMA's mission is to create value-based business solutions that result in mutually beneficial and sustainable partnerships between suppliers, member distributor owners and our mutual customers.


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