Vector Marketing Corporation Presents ‘Academy of Champions’ Award at Eastern Region Banquet

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Vector Marketing Corporation recently honored twenty-six of the company's outstanding sales professionals

Vector Marketing Corporation is known for cultivating “champions” within the sales industry, and nowhere was that more apparent than at the company’s Eastern Region Awards Banquet held earlier this year at the Sheraton Atlanta Downtown in Atlanta, Georgia. During the awards ceremony, the company honored 26 of its sales professionals with Academy of Champions status. The award is presented each year to Vector Marketing sales professionals who achieved a certain level of sales performance during the previous year.

Academy of Champions honorees for 2013 were:

Achieved $100,000 or more of personal sales:
Steve Adams – Northeast Atlanta, Georgia
Darren Barnes – Miami, Florida
Jordan Bleiweiss – Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Ian Conners – Rockville, Maryland
Heather Drew – Tampa, Florida
Josh Du Plooy – Northeast Atlanta, Georgia
Justin Ford – Hickory, North Carolina
Loren Horton – Northeast Atlanta, Georgia
Ryan Leach – Richmond, Virginia
David Stewart – Fairfax, Virginia
Erin Tarr – Tallahassee, Florida
Carlteon Walker – Charleston, South Carolina

Achieved $500,000 or more in office sales
Mike Abramowitz – Clearwater, Florida
James Chao – Southeast Atlanta, Georgia
Josh Cook – Greensboro, North Carolina
James Crittenden – Richmond, Virginia
Ananth Ganesan – North Charlotte, North Carolina
Janine Grant – Gainesville, Florida
Trey Harris – Orlando, Florida
Bryan Hurlman – South Charlotte, North Carolina
Ben Jackson, Northwest Atlanta, Georgia
Jessyca Perez – San Juan, Puerto Rico
Matt Perry – Winston-Salem, North Carolina
Tyler Tarr – Tallahassee, Florida
Cathy Vazquez Tinaya – Miami, Florida

Achieved $800,000 or more in district sales
Ray Ciafardini – Columbia, South Carolina
James Crittenden – Richmond, Virginia
Trey Harris – Orlando, Florida
Bryan Hurlman – South Charlotte, North Carolina
Ben Jackson, Northwest Atlanta, Georgia
Jessyca Perez – San Juan, Puerto Rico
Cathy Vazquez Tinaya – Miami, Florida

Winners of Academy of Champions are awarded a handcrafted pair of Waterford crystal wine glasses. Each year an individual qualifies for Academy, they receive an additional pair to add to their collection.

Vector Marketing Corporation is the single-level direct sales company which is the primary distributor of Cutco Cutlery produced by Cutco Cutlery Corporation the largest manufacturer of high-end kitchen cutlery in North America. The 65-year-old company manufactures its cutlery products in the western New York State city of Olean.

“It is always gratifying to watch our sales representatives attain increasingly higher goals that they have set for themselves,” said Scott Dennis, Region Manager of Vector Marketing’s Eastern Region. “Vector Marketing is made up of a unique set of individuals who believe in excellence in every aspect of their lives, and those who attain Academy of Champions status have most certainly attained excellence.”

Vector Marketing sales representatives typically begin selling Cutco in college. Some remain with the company after graduation and move up the ranks as managers, while others use the experience to benefit them in other careers. Many former Vector sales professionals comment that the skills learned selling Cutco as independent contractors have set the stage for their success, both in their work and personal lives. These skills include:

  •     Time management
  •     Entrepreneurship
  •     Closing techniques
  •     Presenting
  •     Customer service
  •     Teamwork

About Cutco Corporation and Vector Marketing
Cutco Corporation is a 65-year-old company with headquarters and manufacturing facilities in Olean, New York. Vector Marketing is the company’s sales division, coordinating all sales for Cutco Cutlery through a national network of college students who sell products through in-home personal demonstrations. More than 15 million US households have a Cutco product.

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Diana Laverdure
Vector Marketing (Cutco)
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