OW Lee announces sales rep of the year
Casual Living Staff -- Casual Living, October 17, 2012
ONTARIO, Calif. -- Outdoor furniture and accessories manufacturer OW Lee has chosen Rod Wilcoxen as its Sales Representative of the Year.
Terri Lee Rogers, OW Lee VP of sales and marketing, and Rod Wilcoxen, OW Lee Sales Representative of the Year
Wilcoxen is an independent manufacturer's representative who has been representing the company for nearly 13 years. He was recognized for his outstanding performance in achievement of sales goals, excellence in customer service and supporting OW Lee's sales and marketing strategies.
During the course of the year, Wilcoxen met and exceeded OW Lee's sales goals and agreed to take on an additional 100,000 square miles of sales territory, according to a press release.
"Rod has worked hard to grow his territory into the one of the highest volume territories in the country for OW Lee," said Terri Lee Rogers, VP of sales and marketing.
His original territory included Kansas, Nebraska, Missouri, Iowa, Minnesota and the eastern half of North and South Dakota. More recently, Wilcoxen expanded his territory to Illinois and Wisconsin.
In addition to awarding the Sales Representative of the Year, OW Lee also announced the hiring of a new sales representative, Donna Moore, also an independent manufacturer's representative. Moore's territory includes the state of Florida.
"OW Lee has had representation in Florida for many years and has grown the territory by 25% in the 2012 season," Rogers said. "Our need for a new sales representative was part of our company's natural growth process."
Moore has been involved in the casual furniture industry for more than 29 years. She started her independent manufacturer's representative business approximately seven years ago and has successfully established business relationships with retail stores and furniture manufacturers.
OW Lee currently employs 20 different sales representatives and representative organizations that serve both the retail and hospitality segments.