In conjunction with The PPAI Expo 2015, distributor HALO Branded Solutions recognized its sales leaders and supplier partners at its annual Awards Gala at the Las Vegas Four Seasons Hotel last week.
“The HALO sales force represents many of the highest achieving selling professionals in our industry,” says Marc Simon, HALO CEO. “Their hard work and high integrity allow HALO to continue to achieve great things. We take great pride in recognizing the many contributions these individuals make throughout the year.”
More than 300 HALO account executives were honored at the event, with more than 50 receiving Star Awards in recognition of sales increases of 20 percent or more over the prior year. The distributor’s MVP Awards, honoring exceptional profit performance, were presented to 24 account executives. Chris Reese of Houston, Texas was recognized as the top sales performer for the second consecutive year at the gala.
Jim Stutz, executive vice president of Business Development for HALO, says, “It’s an honor to recognize the many achievements of our account executives. Their effort, enthusiasm and creativity have created the most dynamic sales community in our industry. We appreciate the opportunity to serve them.”
Hit Promotional Products received HALO’s 2014 Supplier of the Year Award, chosen in a vote by the distributor’s account executives and support staff. Over seventy preferred suppliers qualified for the vote based on exceptional service, aggressive pricing, and creative sales promotion efforts. Dave Logero, key account manager for Leeds, was recognized as the 2014 Supplier Representative of the Year.
Terry McGuire, HALO senior vice-president of marketing, says, “Our continued growth, as well as the growth of our preferred supplier program, is a result of the incredible support from promotional products suppliers like HIT. Dave was an overwhelming choice. Our business with Leeds continues to grow double-digits, thanks in large part to the exceptional service he provides our team.”
Simon adds, “Our supplier partner program is an industry success story. The profit enhancements and exclusive promotions our suppliers provide are passed on to our sales people—this year we announced a new record of over $1.6 million in direct additional incentives for our sales team. In turn, these key suppliers are honored with nearly 70 percent of our purchases. We are pleased to be able to show our appreciation for their efforts throughout the year.”