Spanesi Americas recently recognized individual distributors for their 2017 contributions and accomplishments during its 2018 Kick Off distributor meeting at its North American operations center in Illinois.
Among those recognized, Steve Smith, owner of Automotive Collision Equipment of Florida won the Distributor of the Year award. Smith’s activities in the southeastern states set his organization's efforts at the top of Spanesi America's distributors, according to the company.
"We are extremely proud of Steve for his contributions and accomplishments during 2017 to the Spanesi organization," said Timothy Morgan, COO and managing director of Spanesi Americas. "Steve and his staff earned the Spanesi 2017 Top Distributor of the Year award for their sales and service accomplishments."
This is the second year in a row that Smith and his team held Spanesi Americas top honors. He also was recognized for the Third Quarter Top Sales award. He was also named to the 2017 Directors Club.
Additional awards earned in 2017:
- First Quarter Sales Leader, Darrin Jorowski of the TED Group/Rondex from Canada
- Second and Fourth Quarter Sales Leader, Paul French of Tri-State Collision Equipment, from the Central Plaines of the U.S.
The 2017 Directors Club award goes to those individuals and organizations that have met or exceeded the needs of their territories in 2017. Included in this category are:
- Smith, Automotive Collision Equipment of Florida
- Kevin Lombard, Lombard Equipment Inc.
- Anthony Laboni, Collision 360 Ltd.
- Paul Fus, Michigan Collision Equipment
- Jorowski, the TED Group / Rondex
- French, Tri-State Collision Equipment
In the Rookie of the Year category, new distributor French of Tri-State Collision Equipment took home the award.
The Most Improved Distributor in 2017 honors went to Lombard of Lombard Equipment Inc., located in New England, for the largest sales improvement in 2017.
Also during the event, Spanesi Americas recognized Thomas "Tom" C. McGee, Jr., with the Employee Appreciation Award for outstanding service to the Collision Repair Industry as a Spanesi Americas employee during 2017.
"Spanesi Americas performed phenomenally in 2017 and exceeded the expectations of the Spanesi Group," Morgan said. "With the support of our extremely talented employees, distributors and industry leading product and support offerings, we achieved incredible results in 2017.
“Spanesi Americas is coming off of our best year yet and we have extraordinary momentum at the beginning 2018. We are all excited to present the products being released this year and look forward to really making a positive impact in the collision repair industry in 2018.”