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Spring Air East, Eight Sales Reps to Receive

First-Time Performance Awards on Eve of LV Market

January 19, 2011 - On the eve of the furniture market, Spring Air International will present the company’s first-ever Licensee of the Year Award in its showroom here to Spring Air East, headed by president Bill Spudis, announced company president Rick Robinson.

At the same presentation, Spring Air also will announce the winners of a new Salesperson of the Year Award. The award will be presented to one sales representative from each licensee who best met several performance criteria established and evaluated by his/her “home” licensee.

All awards are based on exceptional performance in the 2010 calendar year.

“We’re very excited about establishing these award programs and taking the opportunity before market breaks to recognize these outstanding individuals in the Spring Air group,” Robinson commented.

The new Licensee of the Year Award—to be presented to Scott Wallis, sales manager of Spring Air East—honors the best performance in sales, manufacturing quality and participation in the overall licensee group, as determined by senior Spring Air staff.

“As a new licensee in our group, Spring Air East (Pennsylvania Bedding, Old Forge, PA) had the difficult task of reinventing itself and redefining its organization in a short period of time,” Robinson said. “

But Bill Spudis and his team never hesitated to make the financial and emotional investments necessary for such a transition. As a result, their transformation and contribution to the Spring Air brand and company has been stunning.”

Robinson also pointed up Spring Air East’s sales success with the company’s new Sleep Sense™ line, as well as its demonstrated ability to secure a healthy number of major accounts in its first full year, representing more than 100 new retail floors on the east coast.

Having visited Spring Air East’s manufacturing facility, Robinson said “their products in the factory and in the field are outstanding. Their attention to detail is second to none in our organization.”

Finally, Spring Air East was cited for its consistent communications style, project follow-through and valuable input both as part of—or apart from--the company’s committee system.

At the same time, Spring Air will announce the Salesperson of the Year winners for 2010, whose names will be engraved on a plaque and displayed in the showroom lobby during market.

Each Spring Air licensee set its own criteria for the award and decided on the winning rep from its organization. Among other measures, criteria included total sales, new account openings and percent of Back Supporter sales to total sales.

The winning reps and their locations include (alphabetical by last name):

  • Bob Coppola, Spring Air New England (Chelsea, MA)

  • Bill Furry, Spring Air Midwest (Columbus, OH)

  • John Lane, Spring Air N. California (Fresno)

  • Thomas Przylucki, Spring Air Texas (Carrollton)

  • Mike Reilly, Spring Air S. California (Commerce)

  • Ralph Rezac, Spring Air Midwest (Toledo, IA)

  • Bill Wallace, Spring Air South ( Cameron, SC and Atlanta)

  • Lori Webster, Spring Air Mountain States (Salt Lake City)

Spring Air International has 13 U.S. factories and operates in 33 countries globally. The company help retailers worldwide drive business while benefitting from the reputation for trust and integrity inspired by its 85-year-old name.

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