Every year at ISSA/INTERCLEAN, ProTeam honors the manufacturer representative and rep groups who have made significant contributions to the year’s success. This November in Orlando, Nina Belanger of Interpointe Distribution was awarded the Mark Reimers Award as 2014’s Sales Representative of the Year. Bull’s Eye was presented with the Larry Shideler Award for Manufacturer Representative Agency of the Year. The most prestigious honor, reserved for the agency with the best five-year growth rate, went to Market Advantage Plus as ProTeam’s Outstanding Rep Agency for 2014.

“This is the best group of representatives in the country and Canada,” said Vice President of Sales Rich Steinberg speaking at ProTeam’s annual Rep Breakfast when the awards were presented. “We are consistently impressed by the professionalism, expertise, and positivity you bring to work every day.”

In order to be considered for the Mark Reimers Award, a sales representative must have top quartile performance in account management, end-user development and sales, and new product launches. 2014’s winner, Nina Belanger, is highly respected by her peers, distributors, and end-users for her tenacity, enthusiasm, and strong planning and follow-up skills.

Named for ProTeam’s founder, the Larry Shideler Award recognizes the manufacturer representative agency with top quartile ranking and exceptional distributor growth that has also mastered “The ProTeam Way.” Bull’s Eye’s growth, their expertise in Team Cleaning, as well as outstanding business planning and execution set them apart in 2014.

ProTeam added the category of Outstanding Rep Agency to recognize long-term excellence and growth in a rep agency that sets itself apart as a top market leader. Market Advantage Plus has had an outstanding market presence and sales growth for the last three years, has mastered “The ProTeam Way”, and has formed invaluable partnerships with key decision makers in their territory.