Brad Pyne takes top sales award at AICO banquet
Alex Lemonde-Gray -- Furniture Today, February 13, 2012
PICO RIVERA, Calif. — Case goods and upholstery resource AICO/Amini Innovations Corp. recognized its top producing sales representatives during the company's annual Sales Award Banquet held in Las Vegas last month.
Brad Pyne, who has managed AICO's New York and northern New Jersey territory for more than six years, received the night's most prestigious award of Sales Professional of the Year for 2011. The company presented Pyne with a trophy and a white gold diamond ring.
"Brad's drive and commitment has been key to our growth in the region; however, the recognition that Brad received from his peers this past year as Dean of IHFRA is a true tribute to his makeup as a professional," said Chuck Reilly, senior vice president of sales and marketing.
Company President Martin Ploy presented the President's Club Award for outstanding sales achievement to Pyne, Hank Butler, Mike Gray, Frank Lorenzo and Jake Salman.
"The measure of success is not just in the volume of sales achieved, but in facilitating growth even in the toughest times," Ploy said. "These gentlemen continually reinvent their sales approach to win in challenging times."
Lawrence Pascal, who has managed the Canadian territory at AICO for more than 12 years, received the Spirit of Professionalism Award, which is given annually to the sales professional who most exemplifies professionalism in the management of their accounts.
AICO presented additional awards for sales achievement in top-of-bed and upholstery.
Company collaborator and licensor Jane Seymour attended the banquet to celebrate the sales representatives' achievements.
"We are very fortunate to have such dedicated and well-respected professionals on our team," said Michael Amini, CEO of AICO. "It gives me great pleasure to recognize their efforts and achievements."