Several companies honored their top sales representatives last month during the Dallas Intl. Lighting Market.
At the Hinkley Lighting national sales meeting, President Rick Wiedemer (left) and Vice President of Operations Jess Wiedemer (right) honored Patrick Morris (center) of Lismore Agencies as the 2010 Rep of the Year. Barry Troy of Metrolight Sales won for Eastern Regional Rep of the Year, while Warner Adam of Adam Agencies took home the honor for the Western region. In other categories, Lismore Agencies’ Kevin Taylor won for Associate of the Year, Dave Gray of Gray Electrical Sales was named Technology Master and the Rookie of the Year award went to Brad Krieger from BC Sales.
Hinkley Lighting also initiated the following agencies into its Platinum Club for 2011: Adam Agencies, John Collis, Jensen Lighting Sales, Herb Leib & Assoc., Lismore Agencies, Marsh Sales Co., Morrison & Assoc., The Lighting Agency Norwest Inc., Trudeau Agencies and Whitney Lighting Assoc.
Bulbrite’s annual awards were distributed during the company’s 40th anniversary celebration on Jan. 21. The Rep of the Year award went to Dale Brown and Stan Framburg of the Framburg Brown Lighting Group, and Ken and Kenny Dretzka of Dretzka and Assoc. won the Best New Agency award. The Territory Penetration award went to Richard Alan, Stan Simmons and Graylin Schultheis of Richard Alan and Assoc. for growing their markets in Mississippi, Louisiana and Houston. (Alan also won the ARTS Award for Sales Representative for the Midwest/Southwest.) The Most Improved Agency honor went to Todd Bierowski of Décor Lighting.
At the annual Murray Feiss sales rep appreciation dinner, Neil Graves and Tri-State Sales & Service took home the award for 2010 Sales Agency of the Year, and longtime sales reps Bruce and Suzanne Reegler received the first-ever Courage Award.