Ed Schell to be recognized as NAA's Certified Apartment Supplier Designee of the Year

Association, Supplier Partners First,
by Betty Knecht

Ed Schell, CAS, will be honored at the NAA Education Conference this month with the CAS Designee of the Year award. Ed has a resume of achievement in the multifamily industry and within his company that are definitely worthy of recognition.  

Ed has performed at a high level in both his industry commitment and within his company.  For more than 15 years, he  has been pursuing multifamily industry knowledge, advancing the wellbeing of the multifamily industry, giving back and assisting his company with growth and beneficial performance to meet their financial goals.

Ed has excelled with HD Supply, recently celebrating 20 years. Ed began his career with HD Supply as an operations manager and then moved into sales.  He was the first outside sales representative for HD Supply in Colorado and today there is a team of 12  people focused on sales for HD Supply. 

HD Supply has recognized Ed within HD Supply as Area Manager of the Year, District Manager of the Year and Regional Director of the Year.  In the time Ed has been involved with HD Supply the company has grown sales and continues to produce industry leading profitability.

Ed pursued and acquired his Certified Apartment Supplier designation in 2000.  He knew this was an important credential to have in being a professional supplier in the multifamily industry.  

In over 15 years of involvement with AAMD, Ed has served on the Board of Directors and multiple committees, attended and taught classes, written articles in Trends, and won Supplier of the Year.  Ed is a Tributes winner and was an inaugural inductee into the AAMD Hall of Fame in 2015.

In addition to all of the above mentioned support, Ed was instrumental in the founding of the AAMD Maintenance Olympics, which recently celebrated their 17th annual Maintenance Olympics in April.  While the first Maintenance Olympics saw approximately 60 people in attendance, there were more than 1,300 attendees at the most recent event. 

Maintenance Olympics is based on a strong educational opportunity for the maintenance staff as well as providing a fun competitive environment.  Ten years ago, NAA developed the Maintenance Mania program around Ed's ground breaking idea.

Congratulations Ed, we are all very proud of all you have accomplished and thankful for all you have done to give back to the industry both locally and nationally.