GHENT, NY – Pierce Sioussat, President of Bioforce USA has announced the recipients of the company’s 2005 Broker Recognition Awards, which were bestowed upon the achievers during the Natural Products Expo West convention and trade show held in Anaheim in late March.
Broker of the Year. Karrin West & Associates, Los Angeles, CA. In recognition of this brokerage’s outstanding accomplishments representing the various product lines from Bioforce USA, Bioforce USA has awarded the company a trip for two to Hawaii, for five nights at a luxury resort hotel plus $500. This award is based on the brokerage achieving the highest annual growth in sales. While Bioforce experienced in excess of 30 percent growth in 2005, Karrin West and Associates achieved twice that level of growth.
Individual broker achievements were also recognized. Jackie Sepulveda of Karrin West & Associates was honored for achieving the highest level of retailer participation in Bioforce’s promotion of the 50th Anniversary of Echinaforce. Ted Moorman of Advantage Sales and Marketing, Arlington Heights, IL, was recognized for his achievement of the most effective effort in launching a new product, SECURE Denture Adhesive from FittyDent of Austria.
• Karrin West, Principal, Karrin West & Associates
• Jackie Sepulveda, Representative, Karrin West & Associates
• Pierce Sioussat, President, Bioforce USA
• Bob Minbiole, Business Development Manager, Advantage Sales and Marketing
• Shannon McNamara, Retail Operations Manager, Advantage Sales and Marketing
• Rich Manziello, National Sales Manager, Bioforce USA
Bob and Shannon were accepting on behalf of Ted.
“We appreciate the efforts of all our brokers to continue to grow the awareness of our product lines,” Sioussat says. “The number of product lines available for health food stores to sell continues to swell, and we are therefore proud of our brokers’ abilities to keep our product lines abundantly available for consumers, who are the ones who benefit from the brokers’ efforts.”