At the end of each year, ProTeam presents awards to honor the manufacturer representative and rep groups who made significant contributions to the year’s success. For 2019, Rick Rogers of Mid-America Distributor Sales was recognized with the Mark Reimers Award. Buckley & Associates, Inc. South received the Larry Shideler Manufacturer Representative Agency of the Year award. Lastly, D.C. Brown, Inc. was recognized with the Outstanding Rep Agency Trend award for 2019.
The Mark Reimers Award
In order to be considered for the Mark Reimers Award, a sales representative must have top performance in account management, end-user development and sales, and new product launches. The recipient for 2019 was Rick Rogers.
“We’re all expected to have a very well-established sales funnel, to connect with end-users and distributors as well as our umbrella accounts,” said ProTeam Regional Manager Jim Elliot at the ProTeam Rep Reception in Las Vegas. “It’s really great when you get to see all that come together. Rick did a spectacular job in 2019.”
The Larry Shideler Award
The award for Manufacturer Representative Agency of the Year is named after the innovative founder of ProTeam, Larry Shideler. Buckley & Associates, Inc. South, the winner for 2019, showed top-ranking and exceptional growth. ProTeam Regional Manager Bob Cusick presented the award.
“This particular rep group did a great job converting uprights to backpack vacuums, and backpack vacuums to cordless backpacks,” said Cusick. “I am proud to present this award to Buckley & Associates South.”
Outstanding Rep Agency Trend
The award for Outstanding Rep Agency Trend is reserved for the company with continuous year-over-year growth. The Minneapolis-based agency, D.C. Brown, Inc. earned this recognition for 2019.
“This rep group has had exceptional average growth over the past five years,” said ProTeam Vice President and General Manager Matt Reimers when presenting the award. “They do a tremendous job.”
Sales Manager and Account Manager of the Year
ProTeam also honored their team members’ success at the ISSA Rep Reception. Ray Noonan won the award for 2019 Sales Manager of the Year. For the first time ever, the National Account Manager of the Year Award went to two ProTeam team members, Jeff Stone and Armando Aranibar, for their work in the service provider segment.
Congratulations to all the 2019 Rep Award winners! Read about the 2018 winners here.