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Reimers Leaves Behind Legacy at ProTeam

June 17, 2010
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(BOISE, ID) ProTeam sadly announces the passing of Mark Reimers, an original leader of the vacuum company and key member of the executive management team for decades. Reimers joined ProTeam at its inception to lead the development of the commercial sales organization, where he most recently served as Senior Vice President. He was instrumental in growing his division into one of the most successful commercial vacuum sales organizations in the world.

In a career spanning 40 years, Reimers became a well-known and highly-regarded expert in the cleaning industry. He began his career as a building service contractor and served as principal of a manufacturer’s rep agency before joining ProTeam in 1987. Reimers built strong rep, distributor and customer relationships, helping ProTeam grow and adapt to changing markets, and gained respect and friendships across the industry as a teacher and business mentor. He officially retired from the company in September 2009.

“Mark’s passing is felt deeply here, like a close member of the family,” says Matt Wood, ProTeam President and CEO. “For over 20 years, he embodied the spirit, energy and passion that took this company from a start up to a global leader. Mark had Teutonic stubbornness, indefatigable perseverance and an innate belief in ProTeam and its products. He was responsible for getting this business off the ground. His legacy is built into the foundation of our company. We will always remember Mark’s contribution to ProTeam, both professionally and personally.”

ProTeam credits Reimers’ “calm demeanor, indomitable spirit and infallible logic” in helping ProTeam overcome the many obstacles the company faced in its early years in converting doubters of the lightweight backpack vacuum-a ProTeam innovation-into dedicated users.

“Mark’s endless thirst for knowledge and self-improvement set the pace for those who worked with him. He was never content with the status quo, always looking for better ways to do things and applying lessons learned. He was a great mentor, invaluable resource and wonderful friend to so many people, including me,” says Wood.

To his many associates, Reimers was a friend first, and a businessman second. Says Wood, “It was his uncanny way of not just winning people’s business, but also their friendship, and then maintaining those relationships through good times and bad, that was one of Mark’s, and ProTeam’s, most substantive accomplishments.”

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