Ivoclar Vivadent Announces Recipients of 2011 Annual Technical Sales Awards

Industry News · Ivoclar Vivadent Inc. · Jan 30, 2012

Ivoclar Vivadent announces Recipients of 2011 Annual Technical Sales Awards

Amherst, NY (January 13, 2012) - Ivoclar Vivadent is pleased to announce its 2011 Annual Sales Award recipients, who were honored at the beginning of January during a celebration banquet in Sarasota, Florida. Awards were presented to recognize individual and collective hard work and sales accomplishments that have taken place in the United States and Canada in the technical division during the previous year.

"On behalf of the entire Ivoclar Vivadent management team, we extend our sincere appreciation and congratulations to each award recipient for their achievements and dedicated support," expressed Robert A. Ganley, CEO of Ivoclar Vivadent AG. In the Technical Division, 100% Achievement Club Awards were presented to those salespeople who achieved 100% of their sales goals while simultaneously maintaining their expenses at the budgeted level and/or congruent with their performance, in addition to surpassing their sales performance from the previous year.

The 2011 Technical 100% Achievement Club Award recipients were Eileen K. Babcock, Debbie Durling-Perrin, Roy M. Goldberg, Daniel L. Haver, Anthony J. Houle, Emile A. Issa, CDT, Shawn G. Jones, Charles L. Keller, Gary T. Klise, Robert J Latta, Jr., Joseph S. Manti, Michael J. Moran, Scott J. Osband, Joseph B. Pickering, CDT, Emily M. Sexton, John N. Tupper, Edward F. Zak, Joseph A. Beale, Andrew J. Caldarelli, Matthew R. Finney, Mark C. Julkowski, Jenna L. Morkisz, Thomas J. Rzeszutek, Justin W. Schiavitti, and Christopher S. Walczak (Image 1). The 2011 Region of the Year Award was also presented in the US Technical division. This annual award honors the regional sales manager and salespeople who have achieved the greatest increase in annual sales while favorably managing expenses.

The 2011 Technical Region of the Year Award was presented to Janice E. Eddy, B.E.S., Manger of the Western region, and the 2011 Region of the Year team that was recognized included Eileen K. Babcock, Anthony J. Costantini, Emile A. Issa, CDT, Shawn G. Jones, Joseph D. Forster, Gary T. Klise, Robert W. Latta Jr., Paul E. Lessing, CDT, Joseph S. Manti, and Richard M. Rought, CDT (Image 2).

Special recognition was given U.S. Field Technical Specialists team who demonstrated extraordinary contributions to the overall growth of sales, exceeded the duties of their job for the benefit of the team and achieved recognition from customers, colleagues and peers. Kennedy R. Hawxhurst, CDT, Paul E. Lessing, CDT, Richard M. Rought, CDT, Jay A. Sober, CDT, Robert P. Walther, CDT, and Donald J. Yancey, CDT were are recognized for this honor (Image 3).

The Canadian Maple Leaf Award recognizes the top performing Canadian individual who has achieved or surpassed their sales goals, favorably managed their expenses, and demonstrated strong salesmanship and service abilities. The 2011 Technical Maple Leaf award was presented to Debbie Durling-Perrin (Image 4).

The final awards included the 2011 Technical Inside Sales Representative of the Year Award, which was given to Joseph A. Beale (Image 5), and the 2011 Technical Key Account Manager of the Year Award was presented to Anthony J. Houle (Image 6). This annual award recognizes the top performing individuals who achieved or surpassed their sales goals, while favorably managing their expense budgets. They demonstrate strong salesmanship and service abilities combined with excellent product and industry knowledge; and are team-oriented and determined to realize their goals.