Pro-Link has just completed its annual meeting in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. Pro-Link President Paul Lemieux paid special attention to distributors who have been a part of the Pro-Link family for as many as 25 years.
Distributor of the Year Tom Hill and Pro-Link President Paul Lemieux
Canton, MA – April 26, 2010 - Pro-Link has just completed
its annual meeting in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida.
This year, Paul Lemieux, President of Pro-Link, paid special
honor to distributors who have been part of the Pro-Link family for as many as
25 years. These distinguished members include:
Morse & Company, Middletown, New York
and Company, Greensborough, North Carolina
Valley Chemical, Lansdale, Pennsylvania
- Pur-O-Zone, Lawrence, Kansas
Supply, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Floorshine Industries, Farmingdale, New Jersey
- SouthEast LINK, Atlanta, Georgia
Along with the quarter-century members, Lemieux honored
other Pro-Link distributors that have been members of the group for five, ten,
fifteen, and twenty years.
In addition to recognizing years of membership, Pro-Link
handed out the new Brand Champion Award to Morty Banks, Banks Industries,
Huntsville, Alabama. This award recognizes the distributor who demonstrated a
strong commitment to and support of the Pro-Link brand.
Several other awards include:
of the Year Award went to Tom Hill, KSS Enterprises, Kalamazoo, Michigan, who
demonstrated the highest percentage of growth in purchases for all Pro-Link
suppliers compared to the prior year.
- Supplier of the Year Award to
Steve Lewis, Golden Star, Kansas City, Missouri. This honors the supplier with
the highest percentage sales growth compared to the prior year.
Link Award to Tom Morse, E.A. Morse & Company, Middletown, New York. This
award is based on survey results received from Pro-Link suppliers and Pro-Link
staff and recognizes distributors who actively support Pro-Link products and
programs, are receptive to new products, and work best with Pro-Link and
supplier sales representatives.
- Supplier Link Award to John Ruston of
Berry Plastics, Evansville, Indiana. The Supplier Link award is based on survey
results received from Pro-Link members and Pro-Link staff and recognizes
suppliers who provide outstanding customer service and sales support as well as
innovative products and services.
Pro-Link Regional Manager of the Year Award went to Toby Dietzel, who was given
the award for his outstanding performance in meeting sales goals and his
support to Pro-Link members.
The keynote speaker at the meeting was Michael Marks of the
Indian River Consulting Group. Marks spoke on the topic of “Value Creation
Strategies for Distributors.” He provided highly actionable insights about how
wholesaler-distributors can use a market-driven strategy to increase enterprise
value for customers and shareholders.