WEBSTER, NEW YORK - MARCH 2009: Ashly Audio, manufacturer of simple-to-integrate, cost-effective signal processing and power amplification equipment for all segments of the pro audio markets, announces the winners of its 2008 rep awards. The awards were presented during Ashly's National Sales Meeting at NAMM 2009, Anaheim, California by Tom Knesel, Ashly's national sales manager that reward hard work, dedication, innovation, and perseverance. Their combined levels of expertise led to increased sales throughout North America during one of the most turbulent economic times.
For growing business, exceeding quotas, and maintaining model communication, Eakins/Bernstein & Associates received the coveted "Representative of the Year" award. Based in Lenexa, Kansas, Eakins/Bernstein & Associates' region spans Kansas, Nebraska, Iowa, southern Illinois and Missouri. Norwalk, Connecticut's Benchmark Audio Sales earned the "Most Improved Territory" award for delivering the biggest improvement over 2007 sales in their territory of Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont. Covering upstate New York, Binghamton-based Eaton Sales secured the "Quota Buster" award for consistently surpassing quota.
"We are immensely proud of the representatives that we partner with," said Knesel. "They share the same dedication to offering end-users top-notch performance at reasonable prices that has driven Ashly Audio over its thirty-five year history. This year's winners are clearly stand-outs among stand-outs."
In addition, Ashly presented four representatives with the "Partners in Growth" award for growing business over 2007 levels. The winners were New Jersey's John B. Anthony Company, Washington's Vector Corporation, Colorado's Pearson & Pearson Marketing, Inc., and Florida's Sound Vision Marketing.
ABOUT ASHLY AUDIO INC. With over a thirty-five year history, Ashly Audio Inc. is recognized as a world leader in designing and manufacturing quality signal processing equipment and power amplification for use in the commercial sound contracting and professional audio markets.
PHOTO CAPTION ASHLY REPS FETED AT NAMM: (left to right-back to front): Tom Knesel, National Sales Manager, Ashly Audio; Perry Lengyel, Benchmark Audio Sales "Most Improved Territory Award"; Charlie Eaton, Eaton Sales, "Quota Buster Award"; Mike Eakins, Eakins/Bernstein & Associates, "Rep of the Year Award." The "Partners in Growth Award" went to Paul Friedman, John B. Anthony Company, Bruce Main, Vector Corporation, John Pearson, Pearson and Pearson Marketing, Inc., and Tim Yates, Sound Vision Marketing.