Watsonville, California (April 5, 2006) Nordic Naturals announced their 2005 Sales Awards as the highlight of their broker breakfast at Natural Products Expo West 2006 in Anaheim. “Brokerage of the Year” went to Pacific Coast Naturals, consisting of Landis and Jan McIntire, Darryl Biel, William Broen, Karen Turner, Sarah Arias and Susan Halberg. Jan McIntire and Darryl Biel accepted the plaque and cash prize on behalf of their team. The group was honored for sales growth of 170% in their territory, record number of new customers and high demo numbers for southern California. “Pacific Coast Naturals has shown excellence in growing an important region for us through sales, marketing efforts and understanding the importance of consumer outreach. For example, in 2005, they coordinated 63 lectures with Valerie Hall, a nutritionist and public speaker that has educated consumers on essential fatty acids at key accounts throughout their territory,” announced Corinna Benoit, National Sales Manager. “We are pleased to honor them for their contributions.”
“Highest Sales for the Year” was awarded to Andrea Piatt from Sequoia/EMS Nutritionals, which services northern California. According to Corinna, “Andrea consistently proves herself as one of Nordic Naturals top salespeople combining promotions, demos and coop advertising to reach her goals. We are grateful to have Andrea on our team and bringing such excellent service to the San Francisco Bay area.”
“Coop Advertiser of the Year” was awarded to Robb Doser of Whole Earth Marketing in the Midwest territory of Minnesota and Wisconsin. Robb received a plaque dubbing him “Coop King” for setting up the largest number of coop advertising buys for Nordic Naturals in any territory in the U.S. “Robb, a fairly new member to our sales team, has definitely proven himself by using the sales tools that the company provides and making them work! We thank him for his support and hard work,” added Corinna.
In addition, Nordic Naturals announced the following new sales representatives in 2006:
Natalie Starr of Houston, TX for the Houston, San Antonio and Austin metro areas; Nicole Reyes of Dallas, TX for North Texas; Michael Hoffman of Integrity Health Marketing for rural Texas; Todd Scarborough of Jasper, AR for Oklahoma and Arkansas; and Thomasina Cuevas of Rochester, NY for the Upstate New York territory.
Founded by husband-and-wife team Joar and Michele Opheim, Nordic Naturals is the leader in omega-3 fish oils and EFA blends with exceptional taste, freshness, and purity levels. The company offers over 50 different fish oil products and EFA blends, including liquids, capsules, and children's chewables. For more information, please visit www.nordicnaturals.com or call 800.662.2544.
Shari Hindman /Integral Marketing