(SCOTTSDALE, ARIZ.) ProTeam® National Channel Manager Jeff Stone was presented with the Go Getter Award by the National Service Alliance (NSA). This award recognized ProTeam, the company that created the original and Next Generation backpack vacuums, as the NSA Supply Partner that had the biggest impact and largest growth for the NSA membership in the previous year.
NSA Executive Director Terry Sambrowski and NSA Director of Member Services Tobi Colbert presented the award to Stone at the 2015 BSCAI Executive Management Conference in Scottsdale, Ariz.
“Our program with ProTeam is just into its third year,” said Sambrowski. “Jeff grew our member participation from 30 percent in the first year to 70 percent in the second year. This is highly unusual with our group as they are slow to change and adopt new programs. It was not only the product, but also Jeff’s work in making members aware of the program that made it so successful.”
Headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., NSA is the industry-leading group-purchasing organization for independently owned building service contractors and related businesses in the United States. Collectively, NSA members represent over $1.7B in revenues.
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® Flex 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 2014 were $24.5 billion. For more information, visit Emerson.com.
Kelly Lynae Robinson, ProTeam
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