STOKO Skin Care, Greensboro, N.C., has named six top distributors across the United States and Canada as Distributor of the Year for 2009 in their respective regions. They are:

• Able Paper & Janitorial Supplies, Merrillville, Indiana

• GT French Paper, Ltd, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada  

• Matera Paper Co., Ltd., San Antonio, Texas   

• Retailers Supply Company, Inc., New Albany, Indiana   

• Walter E. Nelson Company, Portland, Oregon   

• Warehouse Direct, Inc., Mount Prospect, Illinois  

To earn this award, each distributor committed to business growth by partnering with STOKO Skin Care to substantially increase sales volume. Each distributor worked closely with STOKO Sales Representatives, making joint customer calls, holding training sessions and always following up, following through and staying focused.    

Distributors that earn this reward will also proactively train their own sales staff, participate in manufacturer marketing initiatives as well as make an investment to run promotional initiatives of their own.

“These distributors have worked hard and have reaped the rewards through increased business volume and satisfied customers,” says Roland Lindner, National Sales Manager for STOKO Skin Care. “I applaud and support their efforts as they have certainly proven to be the kind of upstanding business professionals anyone would be glad to do business with.”   

Above all else, distributors awarded this special recognition recognize the value that a strong business relationship can bring to their customers and the strength it can add to their bottom line.