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(LAS VEGAS, NEV.) Every year at ISSA/INTERCLEAN, ProTeam® awards the manufacturer representative and rep groups who have made significant contributions to the year’s success. This year in Las Vegas, ProTeam named Mike Sailors of Ryan, Saffel & Associates as The Mark Reimers Sales Representative of the Year and The Osborne Group as The Larry Shideler Manufacturer Representative Group of the Year. Buckley & Associates received the highest honor as Outstanding Manufacturer Representative Agency with the best five-year growth rate.

“These awards are presented to the best of the best,” said Rich Steinberg, Vice President of Sales for ProTeam. “We feel we have the finest Manufacturer Representatives in the Jan San industry, and those selected for our annual awards are truly deserving of this recognition.”

Mike Sailors had a great year at Ryan, Saffel & Associates with top quartile performance in account management, end-user development and sales, and new product launches. His sense of urgency, masterful use of ProTeam literature and software, and abundance of prospects set him apart from the pack. That, and 25 percent overall territory growth, earned Sailors the honor of The Mark Reimers Sales Representative of the Year award.

As an agency with an excellent grasp of The ProTeam Way, The Osborne Group presents Cleaning for Health®, productivity, labor savings, and ergonomics with persuasive expertise. Their superior planning, execution, and follow-up helped them grow total sales by 21 percent in the last year. ProTeam is proud to name The Osborne Group The Larry Shideler Manufacturer Representative Group of the Year.

The honor of being named Outstanding Manufacturer Representative Agency of the year was reserved for the agency with the best five-year growth rate. The outstanding market presence of Buckley & Associates has made them a leader among their peers. Buckley & Associates also received this award in 2012 for their consistent excellence as representatives of ProTeam.

ProTeam became a global phenomenon in the commercial cleaning world in 1987 after introducing a game-changing design innovation, the lightweight backpack vacuum. Scientific studies and maintenance crews consistently find ProTeam vacuums save time, money and resources while improving indoor air quality. In 2009, Emerson—a diversified global manufacturing and technology company—acquired ProTeam, and the legacy of innovation continues with the Next Generation of backpack vacuums, the Super Coach Pro® and the cordless GoFree® Pro.

Emerson (NYSE: EMR), based in St. Louis, Missouri (USA), is a global leader in bringing technology and engineering together to provide innovative solutions for customers in industrial, commercial, and consumer markets around the world. The company is comprised of five business segments: Process Management, Industrial Automation, Network Power, Climate Technologies, and Commercial & Residential Solutions. Sales in fiscal 2013 were $24.7 billion. For more information, visit http://www.Emerson.com/.

Mitchell Palmer
Kelly Lynae Robinson, ProTeam
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