|May 16, 2011 – Canton, MA – Pro-Link, a leading jansan-focused buying and marketing group, has just completed its annual meeting in Lexington, KY. Distributors enjoyed the opportunity to network and learn how to improve profitability over the three day event. Brent Grover, of Evergreen Consulting, was the guest speaker, engaging distributors on how to establish a strong pricing foundation through customer profitability analysis.
A new award recognizing Distributor-Members for outstanding support of Pro-Link’s Strategic Accounts initiative was introduced this year by Brian Slack, VP of Sales at Pro-Link. Bell Janitorial of Salt Lake City, UT, Casey EMI of Foxboro, MA and Pur-O-Zone of Lawrence, KS were lauded for their support of existing accounts, as well as for their bringing on new strategic accounts for the group – customers that they alone could not service based on locations, but that fit Pro-Link’s distributor network well.
Great Western Supply of Davenport, IA received Pro-Link’s Brand Champion Award for their strong commitment and support of the Pro-Link brand. Colin Carney proudly accepted the award from Mike Nelson, VP of Marketing at Pro-Link.
Pro-Link also honored members and suppliers that have excelled in sales or in providing assistance and support to the group.This year’s award winners by category are:
· Distributor of the Year was awarded to Phil Consolino, SouthEast Link, Atlanta, GA (pictured with Brian Slack)
· Supplier of the Year to Mark Prosser, Pitt Plastics, Pittsburg, KS (pictured with Mike Nelson).
· Distributor Link Award was presented to Tom Hill, KSS Enterprises, Kalamazoo, MI
· Supplier Link Award went to Scott Andersen, The Andersen Company, Dalton, GA
· Regional Manager of the Year: Michael Kauffman, Atlanta, GA
Special honors were given to distributors who have been part of the Pro-Link for 25 years. Paul Lemieux, President of Pro-Link, presented the awards to the following distinguished members:
ABC Corporation – Waipahu, HI
Baxter Sales – Longview, TX
Carefree Janitorial – Bossier City, LA
Clean Innovations – Columbus, OH
Janitors Supply – Erie, PA
Lawton Brothers – Orlando, FL
Wagner Supply – Odessa, TX
Lemieux also honored other Pro-Link distributors that have been members of the group for five, ten, fifteen and twenty years.