Thermo King recently presented five dealership and eight individual awards at its annual dealer meeting. The awards recognize outstanding leadership, best practice sharing, success in offering and selling solutions that improve customer businesses, and exceptional performance in customer service and sales.
The 2005 award winners include: President’s Quality Award: Thermo King Northwest, Portland, Ore., Russ Bowdidge, Brandon Pugh, Dennis Parker and J.R. Zundel, owners;
President’s Award of Excellence: Mike Roberts, national account manager, Western Region;
Eastern Region Dealer of the Year: Thermo King Central Carolinas, Charlotte, N.C., Peter Hollett, owner;
Central Region Dealer of the Year: Transport Specialists Inc., Cincinnati, Jake Jennings, owner;
Western Region Dealer of the Year: Thermo King Northwest, Portland;
Bus Dealer of the Year: Thermo King of Houston, Kirk Robison, owner;
Dealer Service Manager of the Year: Chad Breaux, Sumrall Transport Refrigeration Service, Jefferson, La.;
Dealer Parts Manager of the Year: Jim Trujillo, Thermo King of Denver, Commerce City, Colo.;
Dealer Sales Manager of the Year: Don Kaiser, Thermo King Christensen, Omaha, Neb.;
District Service Manager of the Year: Scott Koch, District 6, Central Region;
District Parts Manager of the Year: Steve Brennan, District 9 and 10, Northwest Region;
District Sales Manager of the Year: Stuart Knowles, District 4, Eastern Region; and
Strategic Account Manager of the Year: Joey DeLoach, Franklin, Tenn.
Thermo King, a unit of Ingersoll-Rand, manufactures transport temperature control systems for a variety of mobile applications, including trailers, truck bodies, buses, shipboard containers and railway cars. The Minneapolis-based company operates 10 manufacturing facilities and 17 parts distribution centers worldwide. Sales and service is provided by a global dealer network of 865 independently owned companies in 75 countries.