Avon Lake, Ohio-based Hinkley Lighting recognized eight lighting agencies at its national sales meeting held prior to Lightovation in Dallas. Winners were awarded based on sales performance, innovative idea contributions, and overall customer service. A new category – Hospitality Representative of the Year – was added this year, as the hospitality market has been a growing segment for the manufacturer.
“Strategic investments in our hospitality and landscape channels have positioned us for long-term growth opportunities,” says Karyn Hayes, Showroom Sales Manager, North America. “Our sales representatives are a key component to executing these growth strategies, and we will continue to recognize and reward them for their success.”
The following agencies were recognized:
Representatives of the Year
Melissa Leib & Mark Fosbury, Leib & Associates, Inc.
Eastern Region Representative of the Year
Barry Troy & Marc Troy, Metrolight Sales Corp.
Western Region Representative of the Year
Adam Barri, 303 Lighting
The Making It Happen Award
Doug Gould & Ron Elder, California Lighting Concepts
The David Stark Rookie of the Year Award
Kelley Taylor, Walker & Willis, Inc.
Landscape Representative of the Year
Vince Hall, Vince Hall & Associates
Associate Representative of the Year
William Ferry, Stander & Associates, Inc.
Hospitality Representative of the Year
Jeff Stander, Stander & Associates, Inc.
In addition, Hinkley unveiled its new website, which delivers a better user experience and elevates the “shop local” experience. Hinkley also hosted speaker Dave Murray from the DiJulius Group for an educational session on the “Changing Customer Experience Revolution.”