About the Award

Oscar Goodman was hired on February 2, 1950 as a United Distributors sales representative. In the 1980s – at the age of 75 – Oscar semi-retired, choosing to continue working with three of his customers.

He would visit those customers weekly, but, being the sage that he was, also mentored other members of United’s team, including Doug Hertz, customer service representatives, warehouse associates, and anyone else who would listen to his advice. He maintained his state of semi-retirement until his health failed him and he passed away in 1999.

Oscar has earned his status as a United sales legend, and, in his honor, we’ve developed a series of 15 various Oscar Awards for associates in all divisions of the company.

Here are the 2019 winners:

Olin Norman
Osner Jean
Logistics - Day Shift
Mirmousa Seyedsaleki
Logistics - Evening Shift
Noemi Castillo
Retail Spirits
Daniel Vinings
Retail Wine
Neal Herbert
Chain Grocery Wine
Myles McDevitt
Convenience Store
Scott Pitts
Retail Beer
Alex Arthurton
Chain Grocery Beer
Marty Johnson
Grocery Beer Merchandiser
Robert Elbertson
Bobby Marek
Ian Macdonald
Marketing Department
Printshop/Brand Development
Daniel Newman