Just prior to the opening of the 2018 AAPEX show last month in Las Vegas, Walker Products held its annual sales meeting for its international team of sales representatives at the Grand Lux Café, located in the Palazzo hotel. Nearly 80 reps, sales staff and management were present for the event.
During the meeting, Geoffrey Wilsey, vice president of sales and marketing, announced this year’s winners. Walker’s Director of Marketing and Product Development Adam Fell, and Eastern Regional Sales Manager Brad Schenk, presented the awards with Wilsey.
Hirsig-Frazier Co., based in Richardson, Texas, was named Sales Rep Agency of the Year.
“The success that Hirsig-Frazier has achieved in 2018 is a testament to the sales experience of their organization and the effective team they have established. Hirsig-Frazier exhibits a superior level of performance and group communication, which has earned them this award. Their professionalism and dedication to the success of both of our organizations reflects on the talent within their group. We are pleased to have Hirsig-Frazier as a part of our rep partner team,” said Wilsey.
“Their level of professionalism and dedication to their partners sets the tone for the rest of the industry,” added Fell.
Ken Byrnes of Stan Padover & Associates in New Jersey, was named Sales Rep of the Year.
“We attribute Ken Byrnes’ commitment, initiative and communication to the success of our relationship and ultimately, sales performance. Ken’s professionalism and dedication to achieve our long-term goals represents his true character and reflects on the caliber of talent within the Stan Padover & Associates organization,” said Wilsey.
“Ken always goes above and beyond to support Walker Products in the field. His commitment to our organization more than qualifies him for the ‘Rep of the Year’ award, and we look forward to a very successful future as partners in the automotive aftermarket,” said Schenk.