During the 2014 Golf Industry Show in Orlando, Fla., Jacobsen held its annual dealer awards ceremony. South Carolina-based Tri-State Pump & Control (TSP) picked up the 2013 North American Dealer of the Year award. Pictured here (from left) are David Withers, president, Jacobsen; Janet Wilson, CFO, TSP; Al Wilson, president & owner, TSP; Trip Cobb, sales manager, TSP; Ron Wilson, operations manager, TSP; and Ric Stone, VP of sales & marketing for Jacobsen. Jacobsen, a Textron Inc. company, recognized its top-performing dealers and salespeople during the Golf Industry Show in Orlando, Fla.
Jacobsen’s Dealer of the Year award went to Tri-State Pump & Control (TSP), a South Carolina-based dealer with more than 30 years in the industry. The top honor is based on a dealer’s sales growth, market penetration and market share.
Individual dealer salesperson awards went to George Corgan of Steven Willand (New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland and West Virginia); Paul Turner of G.C. Duke (Canada); Layton Scott of Ladd’s (Tennessee, Louisiana, Arkansas and Mississippi); and Lenny Marino of Baker Vehicle Systems (Ohio).
Ladd’s was recognized for 50 years as a Jacobsen dealer, and Horst Distributing (Wisconsin and Michigan) was recognized for 65 years as a Jacobsen dealer.
Krigger & Company (Pennsylvania, Maryland, Ohio and West Virginia) picked up the Dealer Service award. MTE Turf Equipment Solutions (New York and Massachusetts) won the Dealer Marketing award.
Asia-Pacific dealers recognized were PowerTurf (New Zealand), which picked up the Asia-Pacific Dealer of the Year award; NBK Trading Corporation (Guam), which went home with the Dealer Service award; and Mikuni (Japan), which received the Sales Conquest award.
“Whether it’s supporting local associations, investing in service and support, or offering customers flexible financial solutions, our dealers are building relationships in their territories,” said Ric Stone, VP of sales & marketing for Jacobsen. “Jacobsen’s growth and success is intrinsically tied to our dealer network, and we will continue to work together to provide world-class products, service and support to even more customers.”