Each year, prior to the hustle and bustle of the International Erosion Control Association’s annual conference, PROFILE Products LLC spends an evening recognizing its key distribution partners in the erosion control industry. Profile’s annual distributor awards dinner took place the night prior to the opening of the trade show, which was held February 17-19 in Dallas, Tex. Twelve different awards were given to sales representatives and companies for their efforts during the last year, with awards ranging from “Most Outstanding Project” to the “Top Gun” prize for total overall sales.
 “Our distributors do amazing work out in the field to support our company and our products,” said Marc S. Theisen, vice president of erosion control solutions for Profile Products. “We always look forward to this event to recognize that hard work, and to say thank you to all of our distributors.”
During the ceremony, Profile handed out both individual and company awards. Pennington Seed received the Top Gun award as the total sales leader, and was also honored for agronomic excellence with the Ground Assault award. ACF West received the President’s Club award for ‘sustained excellence’ in the industry.
Another 2009 award winner, Bobby Thomas with Reel Neet Erosion Control, was named the GreenArmor™ Gladiator for his outstanding Turf Reinforcement Mat promotion. Reel Neet also received a company award for Most Outstanding Project on the MEP Pipeline.
JMD Company was recognized for most rapid growth with the aptly-named In The Fast Lane award.
Six individuals were honored with the Sharp Shooter award, including Michael Ramy with Ramy Turf; Bruce Berlin with S&S Seeds; Wes Martin with Pennington Seed; Pat Gowan with ACF West; Don Thieman with ASP Enterprises; and Carey Witt with GeoSolutions, Inc.
“These individuals proficiently represent our products in the field, and offer extensive knowledge and contributions to the industry,” said Theisen. “We are fortunate to partner with talented people in every region of the country.”