USA. Edson presents Frank Gray Memorial Award for Outstanding Sales Rep Print E-mail
Wednesday, 08 November 2006
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Edson International named Rob Peterson of East Coast Marine Marketing their 2006 Sales Representative of the Year in an awards presentation held during Edson’s annual Sales Meeting at the IBEX Marine Equipment Show in Miami Beach, Florida. Edson owners Will and Hank Keene presented Peterson with the 1st Annual “Frank Gray Memorial Award”, in memory of industry stalwart and longtime Edson Sales Rep Frank Gray, who passed away in late 2005.

Peterson, who is Edson’s representative in Eastern Florida, was honored for his strong work ethic and dedication to serving Edson customers in his territory. Peterson has represented Edson in since 1993 and has built strong relationships with the numerous boat builders, yards and dealers throughout the east coast of Florida.

Edson recognized Rob Peterson as the first recipient of the Frank Gray Memorial Award. Gray, a long time industry veteran, was an Edson representative for over 40 years, keeping an office at Edson headquarters after retirement, up until his death at the age of 81 late last year.

“After Frank’s passing last year, we at Edson felt that we should honor him by naming our Rep of the Year Award after him,” says Will Keene, Edson President. “Frank was, in a word, ”Frank” — honest, direct, great product knowledge, great listener, a problem solver, and an extremely capable communicator. Rob Peterson exemplifies the qualities that made Frank a legend in our industry, so it was only fitting that he was the first to be honored with the inaugural Frank Gray Award.”

Edson’s Annual Sales Meeting was attended by over 25 of Edson’s Marine Staff and Independent Sales Representatives from throughout the US. In addition to the Rep of the Year Award, Edson introduced new products for 2007, outlined company goals and presented initiatives or the upcoming year. Reports by company staff members in sales, customer service, manufacturing and marketing as well as reports from each representative outlining territory goals and strategies were also presented.

Edson International, celebrating its 147th year, manufactures an extensive line of marine steering systems and accessories, boat davits, radar towers and marine pumps for sail and powerboats.
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