Daiwa US recognises top sales reps

Alongside talking through products and programs for the coming year with almost 100 sales reps and staff, Daiwa USA honoured key reps with its Summit and Key Objectives awards.

Gerad Cawhorn, Daiwa’s national sales manager, said: “Having the people who represent the Daiwa brand to tackle dealers and anglers all across North America gather together with our corporate staff was a great opportunity for all involved after all their hard work through the pandemic.

“It was a special treat this year to honour our sales award recipients while we all gathered together to discuss and strategise our plans for Daiwa for the upcoming ICAST Show and beyond.”

The firm’s top honours – the Summit awards – recognise both an individual sales rep and overall rep group based on achievements in total sales, strategy, fastest to market item plans and launches.

Sean Kunzer with Ferguson-Keller Associates, was rewarded for his personal efforts with the Summit Outstanding Leadership award, while Rogers Sports Marketing, based in Georgia, earned the Summit top rep group recognition.

During the sales meeting’s final night award banquet, Cawhorn also recognised Graywood Sporting Group which handles Daiwa’s efforts throughout Canada with the 2021 Summit Leadership Award winner for overall rep group. The agency was not able to attend last year’s ICAST Show when Daiwa announced its rep awards

Also recognized with Key Objective awards for specific product category sales and faster to market efforts include Drake Hollander (Rogers Sports Marketing), Travis Ryan (Maschmedt & Associates), David O’Donnell (Maschmedt & Associates), Brad Olsen (Ferguson-Keller Associates), Cale Engelage (Marschmedt & Associates), Greg Mancini (Jones & Company), and Warren McRae (Graywood Sporting Group).

Daiwa also recognised Scott Dubiel (Rogers Sports Marketing) with its Dealer Development Driver award and Greg McIntrye (Graywood Sporting Group) with the Change Leader award.