STOKO names top sales person, sales region and rep
Ken Bartley wins for third year in a row
STOKO® Professional Skin Care, a leader in the away-from-home skin care/hygiene market, has named Ken Bartley, senior territory manager, North Central Region, Sales Person of the Year for 2012. This marks the fourth time Bartley has received this honor, and the third consecutive year. He reports to regional manager David Swanson.
“Ken Bartley is a true sales professional,” said Roland Lindner, North American national sales manager for STOKO®. “Ken earned this award by attaining defined sales goals, as well as exceeding expectations in additional key performance indicators, including number of dispensers placed, the achievement of specific performance goals and the completion of customized Needs Analysis Audits of his accounts.”
Bartley, who has been with STOKO® Professional Skin Care since 2002, is responsible for sales in Indiana, Ohio, and parts of West Virginia. He earned his first Sales Person of the Year award for 2006. Although there is a select group of sales professionals who have been named Sales Person of the Year by STOKO® more than once, Bartley is the first to win four awards.
Runner-up for 2012 Sales Person of the Year was Michelle Percival, senior territory manager, who also reports to David Swanson. Third place went to Laura West, senior territory manager, who reports to Southeast regional manager Dennis Rodenroth.
Top Sales Region
The company honored the sales team covering its Southeast Region with its 2012 Region of the Year award. Led by regional manager Dennis Rodenroth, the team is responsible for sales in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina and Tennessee. In addition, this marks the second win for the Southeast region, which, under Rodenroth, was previously named Sales Region of the Year in 2002.
Southeast Region sales team members include STOKO® employees Richard Armour (territory manager), Danny Burgess (territory manager), Brad Davis (senior territory manager), Sal Falzone (territory manager), and Laura West (senior territory manager). West also placed third for STOKO®’s 2012 Sales Person of the Year Award. Manufacturer’s representative agency Southern Style Sales is also part of the Southeast regional team.
Criteria for winning this award included attaining defined sales goals as well as exceeding expectations in additional key performance indicators such as number of dispensers placed and the achievement of specific performance goals.
“I am extremely proud of the excellence exemplified by the Southeast Sales Region,” said Roland Lindner, North American national sales manager for STOKO®. “The Southeast team members are true professionals who are willing to do what it takes to succeed. Their determination to be the best region makes them expect more from themselves each day.”
"Planning and execution were of vital importance to achieve these results, and this was a total team effort,” Rodenroth stressed. “I would like to thank the National Accounts team as well as all inside support staff in Greensboro, including customer service, marketing, administration, and warehousing, for their combined efforts to assist my region with this accomplishment."
Riches Associates is top manufacturer’s rep
STOKO® Professional Skin Care, a leader in the away-from-home skin care/hygiene market, is honoring Riches Associates with its Manufacturer’s Representative Agency of the Year Award for 2012. This is the fourth consecutive win for Riches Associates.
Based in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, Riches and Associates earned this award by attaining defined sales goals, as well as by excelling in several additional key performance indicators, including number of dispensers placed and the achievement of specific performance goals. The agency reports to Tim Taylor, Northeast regional manager for STOKO® Professional Skin Care.
"I would like to thank John Riches and his team for their efforts in 2012 and their distributors that support STOKO® Professional Skin Care,” Taylor stated.
“I am extremely proud of the excellence exemplified by John Riches and his team,” said Roland Lindner, North American national sales manager for STOKO®. “Riches Associates is staffed by true professionals who represent their product lines with a high degree of integrity. Their confidence and drive to be the best make them achieve higher levels each year.”
John Riches, principal and president of Riches Associates, voiced his great appreciation of the long-term relationship his firm enjoys with STOKO®. “We have been fortunate to be part of the STOKO® Professional Skin Care team for over a decade,” he noted. “Product quality and outstanding customer service make our job easy. We are very proud to represent such a well respected company and look forward to continued success in the years to come.”
In addition to John Riches, the Riches Associates team includes Michel Leger and Alan McCabe. The agency may be contacted at 613-720-4314 or visited online at www.richesassociates.com.
About Riches Associates
The sales agency of Riches Associates represents North America- based manufacturers, and supplies quality products to the Industrial, Janitorial and health care industries. Servicing Canada from coast to coast, Riches Associates strives to provide quality representation by building long-term relationships founded on common interest and understanding. The agency is known for their high standard of integrity and superior work ethic.
STOKO® Professional Skin Care North American Business is headquartered in Greensboro, North Carolina, and is a leading provider of skin care/hand hygiene products and programs for the away-from-home market. With research and development facilities in Krefeld, Germany, and manufacturing and distribution locations around the world, the company leverages a vast international network to develop the most technologically advanced products. STOKO® Professional Skin Care products are a brand of Evonik Corporation. www.stokoskincare.com
Evonik, the creative industrial group from Germany, is one of the world leaders in specialty chemicals. Profitable growth and a sustained increase in the value of the company form the heart of Evonik’s corporate strategy. Its activities focus on the key megatrends health, nutrition, resource efficiency and globalization. Evonik benefits specifically from its innovative prowess and integrated technology platforms.
Evonik is active in over 100 countries around the world. In fiscal 2012 more than 33,000 employees generated sales of around €13.6 billion and an operating profit (adjusted EBITDA) of about €2.6 billion.