STOKO Skin Care by Evonik,Greensboro, N.C., has named six top companies across North America as its Distributors of the Year for 2011:

• U.S. National: Airgas Safety, Inc.,  Bristol, Pa.;
• North Central U.S.: P & C Industrial Supplies, Dexter, Mich.;
• Northeast U.S.: Custodial Partners, Newburyport, Mass.;  
• Southeast U.S.: Mercury Supply Co., Inc., Nashville, Tenn.;  
• Southwest U.S.: JC Paper, Fremont, Calif.;  
• Canada: Produits Chimiques Sany, Inc., Joliette, Quebec; Canada

Each award winner partnered closely with STOKO Skin Care by Evonik and committed to growing the STOKO business. The 2011 Distributors of the Year worked side by side with STOKO Sales Representatives, making joint customer calls and conducting training sessions. With their perseverance in following up, following through and remaining focused, these distributors all achieved substantially increased sales volumes and created strong foundations of satisfied customers for STOKO Skin Care by Evonik.

“Recipients of this yearly award have many common traits,” said Roland Lindner, National Sales Manager for STOKO Skin Care by Evonik. “These are the distributors whose management proactively supports the training of their own sales personnel. They also support the partnering with our sales team and the allocating of sufficient training time on our products to build proficiency in selling the STOKO line. Finally, these companies actively participate in our marketing initiatives, and run promotional initiatives of their own. They all exemplify true business professionalism.”