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Timken Presents Representative And Manufacturer’s Rep Agency Of The Year Awards At AAPEX

Glen Cattanach of Kitchin & Sons and Connolly Sales and Marketing were selected as this year’s winners.





(l-r) Brett Blauner, Timken National Sales Manager AAM; Jim Connolly, owner of Connolly Sales and Marketing; and Brian Ruel, Timken Vice President North Americas

The Timken Co. this week recognized its manufacturer’s sales representatives for their outstanding service this year with Automotive Aftermarket Manufacturers’ Representative Awards during the 2018 Automotive Aftermarket Week. Timken presented the awards to the winners at the start of AAPEX in Las Vegas.

(l-r) Brett Blauner, Timken National Sales Manager AAM; Glenn Cattanach, manufacturer’s rep at Kitchin & Sons; and Brian Ruel, Timken Vice President North Americas

Timken honored Glenn Cattanach of Kitchin & Sons as the 2018 Representative of the Year. Cattanach’s organization, focus and customer service resulted in year- over-year sales growth in Timken products.

“His excellent relationships with customers are based on trust and ability to get things done,” said Brett Blauner, Timken national sales manager for the automotive aftermarket. “We appreciate all of Glenn’s support.”


Timken recognized Connolly Sales and Marketing (CSM) as the 2018 Manufacturers’ Representative Agency of the Year based on the agency’s dedication to growing Timken’s business.

“One customer recently recognized the Connolly team as exceptional,” added Blauner. “Their work ethic, attention to detail and customer focus are key to their success.”

CSM is headquartered in Mendon, New York, and serves the Northeast region. The CSM team continues to support Timken growth with a focus on professional installers and representing the Timken brand well throughout their markets.



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