Sharon, Massachusetts-headquartered supplier Charles River Apparel (PPAI 111644, S10) held a two-day virtual version of its annual sales summit in July, concluding on July 30 with a special awards ceremony honoring its sales team and standout team members.

“As a sales leader, I am tremendously thankful for the entire crew at Charles River Apparel, and I wanted to take a moment to personally congratulate a few of those who have gone above and beyond,” says David Saracino, vice president of sales for Charles River Apparel.

Award recipients included Gary Schwartz, Direct Rep of the Year; Garrett Blankenship, Multi-Line Rep of the Year; Ed Zacharski, College Rep of the Year; and Kelly Connolly, Largest Order of the Year.

“We are also pleased to announce a new award at Charles River Apparel this year, named in honor of our founder and chairman Walter Lipsett,” says Saracino. The Walter Lipsett Award of Excellence was presented to Dan Kramer, territory manager at the company for 15 years, in recognition of superior customer service and sales performance.

“These individuals have shown that they have what it takes to go the extra mile for their customers,” says Saracino. “They are excellent examples of what it means to be part of our crew.”