Casual Furniture Manufacturer, Pride Family Brands Announces 2012 Recognition of Independent Sales

Excellence in sales and service were recognized with Independent Representative Awards for 2012 by Pride Family Brands, luxury aluminum casual furniture manufacturer, during the Casual Market.

Online PR News – 02-November-2012 – Winterville – Pride Family Brands, designers and manufacturer of luxury handcrafted aluminum casual furniture, announces awards presented to individual members within the company’s sales representation team during the 2012 International Casual Furniture and Accessories Market. Awards included the Sales Representative of the Year as well as ones recognizing the development of new customers and overall territory growth. In 2012, Pride Family Brands once again experienced sales increases and sought to acknowledge excellence within its team of independent sales representatives.
The 2012 Pride Family Brands Sales Representative of the Year was awarded to Bill Heckman, of Heckman Marketing, a Pride patio specialty representative for Arizona and Southern Nevada. This award recognized overall excellence in customer service, territory and sales growth and superior product knowledge of the company's Castelle brand. Bill, who began Heckman Marketing in 1990, has been a member of the Pride sales team since 2009.
Steve Tunnicliffe, Pride Family Brands’ patio specialty representative for the mid-America region of Ohio, Indiana, Michigan and Western Pennsylvania, was recognized with a Prospecting Award during the function held in the company’s Merchandise Mart showroom. Steve, who has been a member of the Pride sales team since 2000, saw the highest percentage increase in new customer development during the 2012 season.
The Most Improved Territory Award for 2012 was given to Phil Spring. As a 23 year veteran of the industry and owner of AllSpring Sales and Marketing, Spring represents the Alabama, Mississippi, Tennessee and Georgia (excluding Atlanta) region for Pride. He has been a member of the Pride Family Brands sales team since 2008.
The awards were presented by Rory Rehmert, vice president of sales and marketing for Pride Family Brands. "Once again, Pride Family Brands is proud to recognize the superior work of individuals within our sales team,” said Rehmert. “Although the awards recognize individuals, at the same time, we acknowledge that it is the hard work and professionalism of our entire network of sales representatives that has created the position of leadership that Pride holds within the industry.”
For over 30 years, Pride Family Brands has been a family owned manufacturer of quality outdoor furniture. For more information about Pride Family Brands and their distinguished lines of outdoor furniture visit or contact 954-735-9800.