Prime Line's Kris Kopka Wins Regional Sales Manager of the Year Award
Kris Kopka of Prime Line, Bridgeport, Conn., received the Regional Sales Manager of the Year Award at the company's national sales meeting in Connecticut.
Kopka, who covers the New England region for Prime Line, also won two other awards for the single largest order and the largest percentage increase in sales from 2010 to 2011. "With all of the great talent we have on our sales team, I am thrilled and humbled to win this accolade," said Kopka. "Of course I couldn't have done it without the amazing support I get from customer service, internal sales, marketing and production. It's truly a team effort and I'm thankful for their help. Lastly, I want to thank all my distributor friends around the Northeast for their support."
"Kris has been with us a number of years and is the ultimate professional. He is a great presenter and is someone who truly cares about his customers," said Paula Shulman, vice president of sales at Prime Line. "He knows his territory like the back of his hand and has many solid, long term relationships."
Prime Line held its National Sales Meeting at the Sports Center in Shelton, Conn. and at company headquarters in Bridgeport. In addition to the regional sales managers, other attendees included the inside sales team and several members of Prime Line's executive team, including president Jeff Lederer and CEO Rick Brenner, who both delivered presentations.
"The energy and enthusiasm generated by our sales team is intoxicating. Fresh ideas were spawned. We're all excited about 2012 and believe it has the potential to be our best year yet. I feel rejuvenated," Lederer said.
Also winning awards were inside sales representatives Fize Phillips, Kitty Norell, Beth Doran, Christelle Linger, Michelle Cisneros and Jamie Mark, who received Excellence in Sales Partnering Awards. Prime Line's Inside Sales Rising Star Award went to Verdell Warren.